Welcome Letter from Pastor Amanda

 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our Grace Mission website!

 

A 20-year old ministry, Grace Mission was founded to help reach those who are often the forgotten  in society: the homeless, poor, underemployed, addicted, people with AIDS, etc.   We are a church serving people on the margins.  Grace Mission is an attempt to recover, in one local expression of the Church Universal, something of the vitality, life, vigor, and power of the early Christian community.  It was founded on the conviction that the greatest contribution the church can make in any time is in being  the church - a fellowship of reconciled and reconciling people, a community of the Holy Spirit, a people in which Christ dwells, and a people who have a newness of life and who are transmitters of this newness.

  

Our primary vocation as Christians is to enter into covenant relationship with others, just as "Christ loved us and gave Himself for us." A ministry to the 'least of these' is about people -- loving people in the name of Jesus. We're in a story that's been going on for thousands of years, namely the story of Jesus putting the world back together through the Gospel. We believe ourselves to be engaged this very moment in that which is the hope of the world. To glorify the King by doing what He has commanded us to do -- love God and love our neighbors.

 

 

Jesus is ruthless! He did not ignore people on the margins. He went, and continues to go, right to them! At Grace Mission, we try to emulate Jesus. Whether through our feeding program, Bible study, worship services, outreach within the community, after school program, and many others, we try to extend "grace upon grace" to all people.

 

 

Please consider joining Grace Mission as we join Jesus on the margins!  Come worship with us, and/or get involved in one of our many ministry opportunities.  I welcome you to contact me or any member of the staff or Board of Grace Mission with questions!

 

May the peace of Christ be always with you.

 

 

 

                                                                Pastor Amanda +