Our youth are challenged to read and report on a book
each week. Books have been donated to the Church through various contributors, and range from fiction to science, from
spiritual to imagination. What an opportunity to assist our young people in enhancing their reading skills. This has the
potential to make a major difference in their future.
National Night Out
On National Night Out, the first Tuesday evening in October, we take meeting our neighbors seriously.
We started out just going out and shaking hands, the next year we BBQ'd hot dogs and played some games.
This past year we provided a full meal, BBQ Chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, drinks and dessert.
We had games like musical chairs for the younger children and gave out bags of school supplies to every child that came.
We played some Bible trivia with boxed chocolates for the winners, and the big hit of the evening was the cake walk!
We are continuing this event as one way to let people know that we are there and we care.
Taking it to the Streets
In 2005 Dr. Darryl B. Starnes Director of Evangelism of the AME Zion Church
came to Redeeming Grace to provide training and support us in a Community Outreach.
We visited the neighborhoods in the area, sharing our willingness to be a source of help and from that initial thrust
came the beginning of this annual event. Bishop Darryl. B. Starnes has continued in this important outreach continually
for the past 7 years. We will host it again this coming October 27-30, 2011. This years theme is "Come as you are for Revival".
Because of the generous donations we receive, we are able to deliver Thanksgiving Dinners to over 20 families.
Each family received a Turkey, potatoes, stuffing mix, canned veggies, fresh fruit, desert mixes, drinks, bread and
a variety of other goods. This has been a tradition since our opening and each year God has provided the needed supplies.
What an awesome God we serve!
Helping Hands Outreach
This outreach provides food and clothing to the homeless, single mothers and the elderly. It takes place every Tuesday.
The visitors can select items they want which gives them a sense of dignity and respect. We provide bananas, cantaloupes, cakes,
bread, bags of salad kits, and several other assorted items. We typically feed around 300 children and 400 adults each month.
We also deliver box groceries for homebound people. Each week picks up and give away over 1,000 lbs. of food. (see left menu for
pictures & more info)
Stone Soup is a great time of fellowship and ministry. After every Sunday service, we setup and sit down together and have lunch.
People share what they have and there is always more than enough for
everyone. This time of fellowship has created a wonderful family atmosphere that has connected people from all walks of life.
One of the most humbling statements we heard about this meal is, "This is the only time I get to eat with anyone else."
(see left menu for pictures & more info)