Mission & OutreacH
From its inception, service and mission work have been an important part of Grace Presbyterian Church. 10% of our annual budget is set aside to be used in service to others. The Grace Mission Team strives to serve as Christ taught, to be examples to others in our congregation and community, and to be good stewards of our resources. Christ commands us to feed the hungry, help the stranger, clothe the naked, and visit the sick and imprisoned.
Take a moment to learn about the activities and organizations supported by Grace Presbyterian Church. We encourage you to seek God’s guidance as you discern where God is calling you to serve. You can volunteer occasionally or regularly, as your schedule permits. You can work with the Mission Team without being a member of the team-just let us know your ideas or desires. Together, as the body of Christ, we can make a difference in the world.
Round Rock Area
The Round Rock Area Serving Center is a non-profit social service agency and food pantry that has been serving the Round Rock, Hutto, and Wells Branch area since 1986. In addition to the food pantry and Coats for Kids, limited financial assistance is also provided for rent, utilities, gasoline, transportation, temporary lodging and prescriptions. A thrift store accepts donations with the proceeds going toward purchasing food for the pantry. Volunteers are needed to sort and shelve food, clothing and furniture as well as interview prospective clients. The agency is supported by local churches, civic groups, businesses, the United Way of Greater Williamson County, and the community of Round Rock.
Grace supports the Round Rock Area Serving Center through monetary donations, volunteers, and food drives.
For more information on volunteering with the Round Rock Area Serving Center, please contact Our Mission Team
Grace Invests In Voigt
We offer support to Voigt Elementary School with the G.I.V.E. program which stands for Grace Invests in Voigt Elementary. There are a number of ways to serve including working directly with students as a Mentor or as a Literacy Partner.
The STARS Mentor Program is a school-based program encompassing students in grades K-12. The Mentor Program provides an opportunity for business and community volunteers to improve students’ academic attitude and enhance their school experiences by acting as a positive role model, building a friendship, and exploring college and career opportunities. Students are nominated by campus personnel for a variety of reasons and must have a signed parental approval form on file. Once matched, the mentor and the student meet regularly on campus during the normal schools hours, typically over lunch. Mentors are screened, trained, and carefully matched with students. After training, mentors are connected with the campus Mentor Coordinator.
Education Connection provides the opportunity to be a Literacy Partner. These volunteers come to the school 30 minutes a week to support students in grades 1 – 3 with reading. Partners meet with 2 students for 15 minutes each listening to them read and reading to them. Because of your support, elementary-aged children in our area will grow in confidence, self-esteem, and improved academic skills. Training occurs in October and students are served from November through May. It is never too late to take part in this program.
For more information on please contact Our Mission Team
Manos de Cristo
Through a variety of programs and activities, Manos de Cristo, “Hands of Christ”, offers helping hands to those in need. It provides critically important services to tens of thousands of people annually in the Greater Austin community. Its Dental Clinic, Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, and education programs enable people to walk on the road toward self-sufficiency. Established and largely supported by faith-based institutions, Manos de Cristo is a holistic ministry that works to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people it serves.
Grace supports Manos de Cristo through monetary donations, volunteers, and by selling tamales each Christmas.
For more information on volunteering with Manos de Cristo, please contact Our Mission Team
People who are aging may experience many losses: retirement form work; changes in vision, hearing and mobility; death of a spouse, friend or family member. Many hesitate to ask for help, or acknowledge that these losses are interfering with their ability to get out and around. Senior Access offers free transportation and other services to isolated seniors age 60 and above who live within our geographic boundaries. The lives of these seniors are enriched by volunteers who help them feel loved an cared for, enabling them to maintain their dignity and independence in their own home.
Grace supports Senior Access by driving seniors to appointments as well at helping them with light home maintenance and yard work.
For more information on volunteering with Drive a Senior, please contact Our Mission Team