Grace United Methodist Food Pantry is staffed by volunteers and provides food assistance to residents of Blackford County. Clients may visit the pantry once a month on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. It is located in the Hope House directly North of the church. For more information contact the church office at (765) 348-2801.
Mission to Jamaica: Mission Trip
Each year, Grace United Methodist Church has mission opportunities. Not only do we love to support our missionaries, we also love to travel to various mission sites and minister to the local people. Iris Yeager is in charge of our mission trips and Ted Leas is the Jamaica Mission Team 2019. Ted will be leading a mission team from our community to Jamaica, June 1-8, 2019. We are looking forward to hearing from the team when they return.
Mission to Jamaica: Caring for Three Lovely Children
It is official. We as a church have been given three children to support not only with finances but also with encouragement. A short biography of each one follows.
Jayvaun Aquantae Monarae
JAYVAUN is in grade 3. He lives with his mother and has 5 siblings. His favorite subject is Language Arts. His favorite activities are reading and writing and his dream is to be a pilot or the Prime Minister. AQUANTAE is in grade 2. She lives with her mother and three siblings. Her favorite subject is mathematics. Her favorite activity is singing and her dream is to become a nurse or work in the FBI. MONARE is in grade 2. She lives with her dad and her mom. Her favorite subject is mathematics. Her favorite activity is "playing school" and her dream is to become a nurse..
These children live in a rural community where unemployment is very high. Some families have a hard time sending their children to school every day so some children may only attend several days per week. Many children must ride a taxi or two in order to get to their school in the St. Mary Parish, Jamaica. There is also a cost for school uniforms, school shoes, school supplies and books, lunches, etc. Your assistance is a wonderful gift that will help these three students get the education they deserve.
Christian Service International cares for transferring our gifts to the children's families. Our support level for amounts to $30 per month for each child and is contributed from the Adult Bible Class and the annual Christmas Eve Offering. Our correspondence of letters to and from Jamaica is cared for CSI and Ron Storms, retired pastor and correspondent.