GRACE Women Serve

Compassion isn’t something we create on our own. It is often born out of a deep brokenness in which we experience the unspeakable comfort of God, and now we have the opportunity to offer that comfort to other women.  See below for different ways you can join your sisters in serving our community.

Serve Opportunities

Come join our local mission partner, Truth for Women in their mission to transform women from the inside out by confronting life issues such as sex trafficking, through support, education, and advocacy. As part of their ministry, they operate a live-in home Truth Home and My Sister’s Closet, a women’s resale boutique and funding source for their women’s center. They are looking for women use their flare for fashion and hearts for service. Open to all women in our congregation. For more information, contact Trish Fritz and Tammy Adelsberger.

Even in the exploding world of electronic communication, greeting cards are still one of the most welcomed forms of communication today. Few people can resist the excitement of receiving a hand-written envelope and card in the mail. Under the leadership of an expert card maker, GRACE Church Bethlehem Card Ministry hosts three card-making workshops per year where the participants create more than 80 Easter, Christmas and “Thinking of You” cards. These cards, along with birthday cards, are mailed by the Card Ministry team to senior church members in nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and retirement villages as well as to those who are unable to leave their homes. Cards are also sent to GRACE Church Bethlehem Missionaries. We invite all women to come and join us for any or all of our workshops. We guarantee you will have fun, meet new women and make beautiful cards. For more information on the next workshop or to be placed on our mailing list, contact Karen Hammer.

Knitters & Quilters– join us on the second Friday of every month to knit & sew prayer shawls & prayer quilts that are given to those who are ill, have a crisis situation, or are leaving the area.  We pray over the item before it is given to send prayers to the recipient.

Any quilter or knitter is welcome to join us.  Bring a sack lunch.  We take a break and have lunch together.  Email Ellen for more information.

Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering is a faith-based partnership that provides a network of care and hospitality for the homeless in our community.  Overnight sheltering is provided during the coldest months of the year—December through March. To learn more and get involved contact: Johanna Torres.

There are many other ways to connect and serve– do you like to prepare meals, pray, knit, quilt, create cards, garden, make crafts? To get connected contact Beth Bloss and Janet Robison