Covid-19 has greatly impacted our local charities.  Organizations like Minnie’s Food Pantry and Frisco Family Services are running short of supplies and funding due to the cancellation of many corporate sponsor events and decreased food donations from local stores.  This is coupled with the increased need for their services with school closures and people out of work.   Visit the websites of these organizations to find out how you can help.
    
GPC hosted a blood drive on March 1st in conjunction with Carter BloodCare.   Small community blood drives are no longer possible with social distancing.  The results is blood supplies are running low. You can still donate blood at Carter and other Red Cross centers.
 
GPC has cancelled the Guatemala trip and deferred the Numana event.  The Mission Committee is redirecting some of these funds to local organizations.
Grace Presbyterian Mission Ministry
Every Member a Missionary

In 2009 Grace PC adopted a missional covenant for our church family, an affirmation of the Christian message to share God-given spiritual gifts and resources in service to others. This commitment is anchored by the slogan, “Every member a missionary.”  Grace is a tithing church, committing 10% of our annual budget in cash donations to outside mission organizations.

How do people experience this in the life of the church?

Every worship service at Grace now includes a time for worshippers to respond to a specific mission opportunity.

Mission Focus and Recent Activities

Our call to serve others outside the church focuses around four themes:  Hunger, Homelessness, H₂0 and Helping Hearts

Grace achieves a high level of commitment to these themes through financial and hands-on service with the following organizations:

Hunger:
A large group of 84 volunteers from a broad cross-section of the church packed over 20 thousand meals destined to orphanages in Honduras.
On four Saturday’s and the Friday before Thanksgiving, we supplied a work team to assist with food packaging and distribution engaging
Homelessness:
Grace held 4 hosting events at Grace place during 2019.  17 families were served by the program thru direct involvement of 81 members
26 servers and nine carolers were present at the Shelter on New Year’s Eve.  Approx. 350 meals meals were served with 93 church members involved in the preparation
 
H₂0: Guatemala clean water installations in cooperation with Living Waters of the World
 
November ’19 – Installation of 2 Water Purification Systems in Public Schools (Villages of Tzununa, GUA and Santa Cruz La Laguna) each serving over 300 students daily in addition to the school kitchen, teachers and families
Helping Hearts:
 
Border Missions with Team Brownsville
The Spring Break High School Mission trip prepared travel backpacks as well as English language help to refugees.
The adult trip prepared and served over 1500 meals at the refugee tent camp in Matamoros
 
Blessing Bags – over 140 blessing bags distributed to members to keep in their cars for direct help to Dallas homeless
 
Additional Local Mission Initiatives
  • Blood Drive in with Carter Blood Care
  • Family Gateway
  • Plano Clothes Closet
  • PCHAS School Supply Drive
  • Support for Women of Grace and Vacation Bible School initiatives
Sponsorships
  • Youth Choir Tour Mission trip
  • Spring Break High School Mission trip
 
Special Offerings
Contributions to Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services (PCHAS) and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) through our four annual PCUSA Special Offerings
Mission Gallery
Letters to GPC

Food Drive – August 2020

Blood Drive – March 2020

Minnie’s Food Pantry – Feb 2020

We served 190 families = 402 people who received 15,200 lbs of food providing approximately 12,667 meals for our families

Border Missions 2019