Grace Outlet is committed to impacting the community around us. One way we live this out is through service. Join us the second Saturday of each month for "Jean Sabbath." Wear your jeans. Don a GO t-shirt, And be a part of a team that's making a difference.
Here are a few of the ways you can serve others with us:
Our Connecting Kitchen team heads to downtown Reading with sandwiches and other items to give away to those in need. You can get involved by joining the team downtown or by packing a few lunches to give out, bringing warm winter coats, scarves, hats, gloves, and socks for those living on the streets, and by praying for this team caring for the homeless.
Join the CHOR team and spend Saturday afternoon playing games with the teens at Children's Home of Reading. It may sound like all fun and games (and it is fun!) but our team is building relationships with kids who have not had adults who cared, played, treated them with respect, and just hung out with them. There is also a Bible study with the residents each first and third Saturday mornings. You must be 21 years or older to participate in this project.
Jean Sabbath finds our children headed to a local nursing facility where they are building relationships with residents. Each month they sing songs, read poems, and connect with people. One young person also shares a sermon. We take fun and worship to them, sharing the same worship service with the residents as the kids did in the morning with church members.
Pack a lunch for after worship and then join us for an afternoon of bringing smiles to the faces of others. We'll also take time to play and do activities as a group the reinforces what kids are learning in their own class time on Saturday morning.
Are you a morning person who wants to help others? Then join our Opportunity House team early Saturday morning as they prepare and serve breakfast at the Opportunity House homeless shelter in downtown Reading, Pa.
Each fall we offer kids an alternative to Halloween at a local elementary school. Members and community organizations turn the trunks of their vehicles into fun fair-type booths with games, prizes, activities, and much more. Hundreds of kids and their family attend each year. You can get involved by providing a booth, bringing some kids, and helping in behind the scenes ways.