Outreach



Each month we choose a ministry to support with our gifts.Recent and upcoming monthly missions:

 April 8 Cowtown Brush Up, Habitat for Humanity
 April 29 Seventh Annual Great Day of Service
 June 5-9 First week of GRACE Feed Our Kids
 June 19-23 Second week of GRACE Feed Our Kids
 July 16 "Tribute for Jim" blood drive
  

Mission support

Abiding Grace contributes 10% of offerings to support ministries of the national church (ELCA) and the Northern Texas – Northern Louisiana Mission Area. Please click these links to learn more about ministries of the ELCA and the NT-NL Mission Area.






GRACE Food Pantry

We collect cooking oil for the GRACE Food Pantry. Please bring 48 oz. bottles of any type of cooking oil and place them in the collection box at church. Thank you for your continued support.


GRACE Feed Our Kids, June 2014

Pictures of recent Outreach ministries

View pictures from recent Outreach ministries of Abiding Grace.




July Blood Drive

posted Jul 3, 2017, 8:03 AM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Jul 3, 2017, 8:03 AM ]

http://go.abidinggracedfw.org/blooddrive
Tribute to Jim
Blood Drive.
The Carter BloodCare bus with be at Abiding Grace on Sunday, July 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as we honor the memory of Jim Fawks with a blood drive. Jim spoke passionately of the life-giving gift of the donation of blood. He reminded us that one pint of blood can save three lives, and that one of the lives saved had been his own. Reserve your donation slot by signing up at church or online.

Tribute to Jim Blood Drive
Sunday, July 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Carter BloodCare Bus at
Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
1060 E Highland Street, Southlake


Who can give blood?
  • At least 16 years of age (must have written parental consent if under 18). There is no upper age limit.
  • All donors at Carter BloodCare must bring a valid photo ID.
  • Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Potential donors must be feeling well and healthy on the day of donating.
  • More information on restrictions is available in answers to FAQs.

Seventh Annual Great Day of Service

posted Mar 29, 2017, 8:38 AM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated May 1, 2017, 7:52 AM ]

Pictures from the day now posted online!

Registration is now open for our seventh annual Great Day of Service on Saturday, April 29! It is a day we set apart to serve our communities and neighbors with ten simultaneous projects. There are projects both indoors and outdoors for people of all ages (including children) and all talents. Projects this year include 
  • GRACE Donation Station (sorting donations)
  • Meadowood Assisted Living (games and visitation with residents)
  • Mid-Cities Care Corps (yard work and repairs)
  • Briarwood Retreat Center (painting)
  • Women In Stitches (making quilts)
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran (clean-up and repairs)
  • Children's Service Camp (mission projects and gardening)
  • Art of Encouragement (writing Christmas cards for veterans)
  • GRACE Graceful Buys (light carpentry and plumbing work)
The day begins at 8:30 a.m. at the church with breakfast tacos served by the Men's Group and a devotion. We then head out into the community to serve. You can register online through April 23—please click below:

https://sites.google.com/site/aglcdfw/outreach/_draft_post/GDS2017.JPG
 

Cowtown Brush Up

posted Jan 29, 2017, 4:42 AM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 4:42 AM ]


The Outreach Committee is putting a team together for the Cowtown Brush Up on Saturday, April 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is a program of Habitat for Humanity, and we will be painting one house in Fort Worth for a family or individual in need. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age, and all volunteers will receive a t-shirt. Supplies and paint are provided except for ladders which we will need to bring. To sign up, please contact Alissa Peters with your name and shirt size by February 28.

January Blood Drive

posted Dec 23, 2016, 2:20 PM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Jan 29, 2017, 4:39 AM ]

https://ww2.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/72732
Update: Thanks to all who donated blood to January's Tribute to Jim blood drive! We collected the equivalent of 18 units of blood which are desperately needed by the community. 

Tribute to Jim Blood Drive. The Carter BloodCare bus with be at Abiding Grace on Sunday, January 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as we honor the memory of Jim Fawks with a blood drive. Jim spoke passionately of the life-giving gift of the donation of blood. He reminded us that one pint of blood can save three lives, and that one of the lives saved had been his own. Reserve your donation slot by signing up at church or online.


Tribute to Jim Blood Drive
Sunday, January 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Carter BloodCare Bus at
Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
1060 E Highland Street, Southlake


Who can give blood?

  • At least 16 years of age (must have written parental consent if under 18). There is no upper age limit.
  • All donors at Carter BloodCare must bring a valid photo ID.
  • Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Potential donors must be feeling well and healthy on the day of donating.
  • More information on restrictions is available in answers to FAQs...
    https://sites.google.com/site/aglcdfw/outreach/_draft_post/Carter%20BloodCare.png

Angel Tree

posted Dec 1, 2016, 12:22 PM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Dec 1, 2016, 12:22 PM ]

We can make Christmas wishes come true for the children at our sister congregation, San Gabriel Lutheran Church in Alvarado. Please select a child or two from the Angel Tree any Sunday. Then shop using the list provided, and wrap and return your presents by Sunday, December 11. The gifts will be delivered to San Gabriel prior to Christmas.

Thanksgiving baskets for Fishes and Loaves

posted Oct 31, 2016, 5:12 PM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Oct 31, 2016, 5:12 PM ]

This year we will again be collecting food for the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry. The pantry supports the Irving area and is a ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irving. Empty baskets can be picked up at the church along with a list of suggested items (also listed below). Please select from the list of items (all nonperishable) and return the filled baskets to church by Sunday, November 13. They will be delivered to the pantry on Thursday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m. (delivery volunteers will be needed).

We are also invited to help serve at Good Shepherd's annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, November 19. Over 300 neighbors are served at the dinner each year. Help is needed between 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Good Shepherd is located at 2620 West Grauwyler Road in Irving, about a mile southeast of Irving Mall. Suggested food items to select from:

Thanksgiving Food: Instant Potatoes, Stuffing Mix, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Yams, Gravy Mix, Canned Cranberries, Flour, Sugar, Powdered Milk, Chicken Broth, Rice, Hot Cocoa Mix, Jell-O, Oatmeal, Muffin Mix

Pantry Food: Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, Canned Chili, Canned Soup Canned Ravioli, Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Saltine Crackers, Macaroni and Cheese, Pasta, Rice, Canned Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Juices, Canned or Powdered Soups and Mixes, Ramen Noodles, Powdered Jell-O Mix, Powdered Drink Mixes such as Kool-Aid, Powdered Lemonade, Mustard, Mayonnaise

Hosting the Brave athletes

posted Sep 24, 2016, 5:19 AM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Sep 24, 2016, 5:19 AM ]

On Sunday, September 25, Abiding Grace will host The Brave Special Olympics team at Abiding Grace. This year's celebration will differ from past years. In the spirit of the recent Summer Olympics, The Brave athletes will arrive at the Abiding Grace Village at 2:00 p.m. With a relaxed atmosphere, we will serve our guests and their families as they celebrate the many accomplishments of the past year. You can still sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions please contact Kim Haggerty.


Summer Blood Drive

posted Jun 23, 2016, 11:22 AM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated Jul 19, 2016, 9:30 AM ]

https://ww2.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/72732
Update! The Carter BloodCare bus was at Abiding Grace last Sunday, July 17, We received the following note from Carter BloodCare: "I wanted to share the results of the blood drive with you. We had an awesome turnout [resulting in] a total of 20 units! That is enough blood to help save 60 lives. This blood drive was particularly crucial because we sent 400 units to Parkland and Baylor because of the Dallas tragedy and it wiped out our inventory. Successful blood drives like this one helps replenish the supply." Thanks to all that were able to donate at this summer's Tribute to Jim blood drive!


Tribute to Jim Blood Drive
Sunday, July 17, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Carter BloodCare Bus at
Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
1060 E Highland Street, Southlake


Who can give blood?

  • At least 16 years of age (must have written parental consent if under 18). There is no upper age limit.
  • All donors at Carter BloodCare must bring a valid photo ID.
  • Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds.
  • Potential donors must be feeling well and healthy on the day of donating.
  • More information on restrictions is available in answers to FAQs...
    https://sites.google.com/site/aglcdfw/outreach/_draft_post/Carter%20BloodCare.png

Feed Our Kids 2016

posted May 10, 2016, 9:23 AM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated May 23, 2016, 10:18 AM ]

http://www.gracegrapevine.org/fok.aspx
Feed Our Kids is a program of the Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE). It provides over 35,000 lunches for area children during the summer when free school lunches and breakfasts are not available. This will be the seventh year Abiding Grace has participated, beginning in 2010 before even organizing as a worshiping community. We will serving lunches for about 80 children on June 6-10 and June 20-24 at the GRACE facility on Shady Brook and Scribner. We will need 6 to 8 volunteers each day to prepare and serve the lunches. A sign-up sheet is now available at the Outreach table near the music room door at church. 

You can also help by providing needed supplies for the lunches. During May and June we will be collecting the following items:
  • Plastic zip-lock type sandwich-size bags 
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Boxes of individual serving bags of chips
Please drop off non-perishable supplies on the Outreach Table near the Music Room door. We are also looking for dessert bakers: cookies, cupcakes, etc. On June 5 and June 19 (the Sundays before our weeks) we will be collecting fresh fruit: oranges, apples and watermelon..

Sixth Annual Great Day of Service

posted Mar 29, 2016, 4:36 AM by Webmaster AGLC   [ updated May 10, 2016, 9:22 AM ]

Registration is now open for our sixth annual Great Day of Service on Saturday, April 30. It is a day we set apart to serve our communities and neighbors with a dozen simultaneous projects. There are projects both indoors and outdoors for people of all ages (including children) and talents. Projects include 
    • GRACE offices (landscape clean-up, painting and Donation Station)
    • Meadowood Assisted Living (games and visitation with residents)
    • Mid-Cities Care Corps (yard work and repairs)
    • Briarwood Retreat Center (clean-up)
    • Fill Our Freezer (prepare meals for home-bound members)
    • Women In Stitches (sewing pillows for cancer patients)
    • Good Shepherd Lutheran (clean-up and repairs)
    • Children's Service Camp (mission projects and gardening)
                The day begins a light breakfast and devotion at the church at 8:30 a.m before we head out into the community to serve. Click below to register (by April 20) and choose your project and select your T-Shirt size:

                http://go.abidinggracedfw.org/greatday


                 
                 
                 




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