The members of Grace Lutheran Church perform countless hours of Personal Ministries every week. This is a list of some local ministries officially supported by our Congregation.
Trinity Jubilee Ministries - Six times a year Grace provides volunteers and fresh fruit for the Sunday evening supper ministry serving the area hungry. Members also give food, supplies and monetary donations in order to support the various ministries of our ecumenical partner, Trinity Episcopal Church in Lewiston, Maine as they serve those in need.
Good Shepherd Food Bank and Pantry serving the hungry statewide and locally is a regular recipient of funds from our church budget, Christmas Craft Fair, Thrivent Branch and individual members.
Habitat for Humanity Grace supports local chapters through prayer, its budget and with half of all proceeds from Grace's annual Yard Sale. Other members are faithful supporters of HH through participation in construction, fundraisers, and through financial contributions.
Through our budget, individual donations and volunteer efforts we also support:
ELCA World Hunger - addresses chronic hunger and poverty around the corner and around the world
ELCA Disaster Relief Programs - provides food, safe drinking water, medicine, and shelter and brings God's Word of comfort, healing and renewal to the variety and depth of human suffering in the aftermath of disasters
Seniors Plus helps area adults make informed choices about aging well and provides services for seniors living independently.
Safe Voices The Mission of Safe Voices is to support and empower those affected by domestic violence and engage the community in creating social change in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties.
Lewiston Step (Students Transitioning,Experiencing Progress) Program
Lewiston’s STEP Program ensures that academic supports are in place for all high school students experiencing homelessness. The program is designed to provide daily supports, academic programming, opportunities for examining post-high school pursuits and a means to eliminate barriers to high school life. The program coordinator collaborates with more than 50 other schools to help students remain at their schools of origin or make the school transition easier.
Fair Trade Items
Fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate are available in the Narthex.
Serrv/Fair Trade Olive Oil: Olive oil produced by Arab and Jewish women working together despite all that could keep them apart is available for purchase. The price is $6.75 per bottle.
We are in need of shawls to continue our healing ministry. If you knit or crochet and would like to help with this, you will find a blue booklet with directions on the table in the narthex. An angel has donated enough yarn for four prayer shawls. You are welcome to take yarn from the table in the narthex. 3 skeins are needed for each shawl.
Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry which reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends and other supportive community members. This is done by offering a meaningful, inclusive worship and fellowship community which shares God's word and delivers His message of love. The worship service is adapted to be more welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Worship the first Friday each month @ 5:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church.