Helping people know and follow Jesus.

Outreach

 

Community Outreach

Outreach opportunities available in our local communities.

Solanco Food Bank Partnership

Grace Community Church collects and donates non-perishable food items for the Solanco Food Bank, serving families in Southern Lancaster County. Each month, GCC focuses on specific items that are of high request at the food bank.

Please check the bulletin or contact the church office for this month's focused items. If you wish to donate, please drop off non-perishable food items on Sunday morning or during office hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

To learn more about Solanco Food Bank, visit their homepage here:
SOLANCO Food Bank

Community Meal – Lancaster County Council of Churches

On an as-needed basis, Grace Community Church helps with providing, preparing, and serving the evening meal at Redeemer Lutheran Church for nearly 200 Lancaster residents in need. This community meal program is run by the LCCC. The menu varies and items are requested periodically. In order to donate financially, you can place donations in the offering boxes in envelopes marked "Lancaster Community Meal". We have sign-ups in our church lobby as needed, and ask for people who have gifts to serve in these ways.

Please contact Jo Glick with questions about helping with this ministry: 717-626-0797.

Water Street Ministries

Water Street Ministries serves individuals living in homelessness and poverty in South-East and South-Central Pennsylvania. Through Christian faith and guidance, they strive to change one life at a time.

Grace Community often partners with Water Street Ministries by donating canned food, and adult members of the congregation serve as mentors to those at the mission.

To find out more about Water Street Ministries, visit their homepage here: Water Street Ministries

Support For Prison Ministries

Support For Prison Ministries Benefit Auction on October 27 & 28 at the Ephrata Business Center, 400 W. Main St, Ephrata. All funds go to support the growing ministry opportunities of six prison ministries. Friday night there will be Big John's Chicken Dinner from 4-7. The main auction and the Winross Truck auction both begin at 4:30 pm. Saturday morning breakfast starts at 7 am with the auction at 8:30 am. For more info, please copy and paste the web address below into your browser: https://www.supportforprisonministries.org/benefit-auction

 

Stateside Outreach

GCC partners with teams that impact our country throughout different regions.

Operation Barnabas & City Life

For the past few summers, we have had teens participate in a ministry training trip called Operation Barnabas. These trips are scattered throughout the country, and consist of teens being trained to lead peers in ministry. The teens run worship services, and offer assistance to those in need. The teens come back with the tools to minister to those around them in their schools, churches, and communities.

Visit their website: Operation Barnabas

Urban Hope, Philadelphia

We partner with Urban Hope periodically to do inner-city ministries. Most recently, the teens of IMPACT spent a weekend utilizing a smoke detector ministry, to spark conversation with those they were ministering to. They knocked on doors and offered free installation of smoke detectors, and while installing these, shared the gospel. This is just one way we partner with Urban Hope to reach inner-city Philadelphia.

Visit their website: Urban hope

Relief Bus

The Relief Bus outreach consists of two former school buses now customized into mobile resource centers to help the poor and homeless. Friendly faces serve up a delicious, hearty vegetable soup that truly tantalizes the taste buds, fresh Portuguese rolls and hot chocolate or iced tea (depending on the season) complete the menu.

Over 20 years time, The Relief Bus:

1) Served over 4.5 million servings of food and beverage.
2) Connected 191,000 people to help and hope.
3) Mobilized over 48,000 volunteers to serve with our outreach.
Visit their website: Relief Bus

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Bob and Bettina Schaeffer
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Dan and Melinda Moury
 

Global Outreach

Click the missionaries picture to find out more about what they are doing in their corner of the world!

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Brian and Missy Wagner
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B.J. and Rachel Whitaker
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Dan and Anna Julian
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Tomoyuki and Jessica Abe
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Lamar and Janice Stoltzfus
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Yoriyoshi and Emiko Abe
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Lucian and Rebecca Avadanei
 

Missions Trips

Grace Community Church Mission Trips

Relief Bus

Teams prepare & serve food, and connect people to shelter, job training, medical care, detox and faith-based drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers in New York City while sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Trips will be announced as teams are needed. Contact Rob Barley at (717) 872-2065 for more information. There is a cost for this team.

Sport X Change -Colombia

The Sport Exchange Masters Ministry trip to Colombia is held every February to play fast-pitch softball while proclaiming the gospel to thousands of fans! Three members of our GCC family participated this year!

Casa Ray Orphanage in Dobreni, Romania

Members of our GCC family joined a team to minister to the orphans and the surrounding community at Casa Ray from June 21 to July 5.

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English Language Institute/China