Haiti Micah Project
Grace Church supports The Haiti Micah Project (HMP) which includes an orphanage for 25 children and a daily feeding program for 500 children. Each year on Mother’s Day, we launch a month-long campaign to renew our sponsorship of some of these children, providing them food, clothing and educational expenses for a full year. Generous donations by parishioners currently allow us to help over 70 children.
Through our Outreach budget, Grace has also donated funds for a water purification facility serving both HMP and Mirebalais and for the construction of a nearby vocational training school.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Working in partnership with the worldwide Church, Episcopal Relief and Development saves lives and strengthens communities around the world. Last year, our youth sponsored a cookie sale in order to purchase malaria nets for those regions of Africa that are particularly susceptible to this disease.
United Thank Offering
Founded and administered by Episcopal women since 1889, United Thank Offering (UTO) is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the funds and to distribute the UTO monies through grants. The annual ingathering takes place in many churches on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
The Mission Planning Team guides the formation of and budgeting for mission teams to both American and international locations. In this country, mission teams have helped repair homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; in Cedar Falls, Iowa, following a severe Mississippi River flood; in depressed areas of southwest Virginia; in Scottsboro, Alabama, after severe hurricanes; and in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, after Hurricane Sandy. The team is comprised of church youth with adult supervisors who lead the youth in learning home repair skills while rebuilding damaged homes.