Justice and mercy find their perfect balance in Jesus Christ.
As the Church, the body of Christ, grows to look more and more like Jesus, so also will its ministries of justice and mercy. We have a variety of justice and mercy ministries you might consider being involved in. Ministering to the poor and homeless matters to God. (Isaiah 58:6-8) We will always have the poor with us, therefore we need to respond accordingly. (Matt. 26:11)
Monthly Homeless Outreach
Beginning in April, the third Sunday afternoon of each month, we are partnering with Open Door Church from Burleson to serve lunch to about 400 homeless people in the streets of Ft. Worth. They have been doing this faithfully for the past 30 years at this location! We also take items to give them that will help meet some of their needs. Below is a list of the items we need on an ongoing basis. You can drop them off at the church office during office hours. Here's how you can help - you can join us to serve lunch, be part of a ministry team praying for people or help pass out clothes and other items. We meet from 11:30am to 1:30pm at 1701 E. Lancaster, 76102. (It's the parking lot for a haunted house.) You are welcome to come and go as your schedule permits.
Here is a list of items needed on an urgent basis. This is a great project for your life group to help gather some of the items needed!
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Here is a list of items needed on a regular basis. This is a great project for your small group to help gather some of the items needed!
- Sleeping bags
- Rain jackets/umbrellas
- Disposable razors
- Backpacks/duffel bags
- Body wipes travel size
- Chap stick
- Mini Kleenex packets
- Feminine pads
- Travel size shampoo and conditioner
- Travel size body wash
- Travel size lotion
Note – The Dollar Store is a great resource for many of these items.
Life Shelter Team
The city of Arlington has provided a life shelter for the homeless which the churches of Arlington faithfully staff. Grace Community regularly works at the life shelter the second Sunday night of each month and is always in need of additional volunteers to help. If you're interested in being a part of this ministry, use the contact info below to find out how you can contribute.
If you need to contact the Life Shelter, they can be reached at 817.548.9885. They are located at 325 W. Division in Arlington, just east of Cooper Street.
For more information contact Lea Ann Hirth at LeaAnn@gracearlington.com.