Local Outreach

At Grace Point, our local and regional ministries are those ministries that serve and bless our own community and region. As people who seek to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, we take seriously the command to love our neighbors as ourselves.

In Acts 1:8 God commissions each of us to be His “witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Join us as we partner together to be Christ’s “witnesses” in our local community and region. 

goodie bags for

the homeless

While there are services and organizations to help provide bag lunches and hot meals for the homeless during the crisis, we have an opportunity to help meet basic hygienic needs and provide a little something extra. There is a team working to assemble and distribute (obeying social distancing guidelines) Goodie Bags for the Homeless. Our goal is to provide goodie bags for the next eight weeks for those in our community. Update: This outreach concluded June 30, 2020. Thank you for your generosity and love!

Watch this special interview of Joan Zeberlein with Brud and Allyson Kliefoth about this unique opportunity.

Here's how you can help:

  1. Donate Supplies - As you have your groceries delivered or as you make your grocery runs, you can donate supplies to help us assemble these goodie bags. We have a list of needed items available here
  2. Have Your Kids Write Encouraging Notes – A few words of hope can go a long way for those who are in dire straits. As a family, you and your kids could write simple notes of encouragement for the homeless. We have a few sample note ideas available to help inspire you and your kids. Be sure to draw pictures, too!

    1) You are LOVED. (Write out John 3:16.)
    2) There is HOPE. (Write out Romans 10:9-10.)
    3) You are LOVED. (Write out Romans 5:8.) 
    4) God CARES. (Write out 1 Peter 5:7.) 
    5) I am PRAYING for you. (Write out Matthew 6:34.)

    We also have a template that you can download and print for your notes. It prints on a normal letter size sheet of paper and is to be folded into quarters. Download the template here.

  3. Bake Tasty Treats – Cookies and special baked treats are always fun and help anyone feel special! You can bake and drop-off special baked goods for our homeless friends to be included in the goodie bags! Be sure to package them in a sealed plastic bag and placed in the covered container on our portico. 

Donated items and notes can be dropped off at the church, under Main Entrance Portico during the week (Monday through Friday). Place items in the large plastic bins outside the main doors.