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Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries. If it helps others in any way, we want to be a part of it!  Here are just a few examples of how you can serve others at GracePoint.

Mission Outreach

Food Pantry-Every month, people gather at the church to offer free bags of groceries, a short time of prayer, and a friendly smile to those in need throughout our community. Quarterly, we also provide a sit down meal and fellowship, so that we can fill their stomachs and hearts at the same time. 
 
The Nest-GracePoint supports the ministry at Changed Lives Christian Center by feeding the homeless on the first Thursday of odd numbered months.  
 
Adult Mission Trips-Each year, we send out adult mission teams to meet the needs of folks in poverty stricken areas in the US and abroad. Places include the Morgan-Scott Project in upper east Tennessee, Reelfoot Rural Ministry in west Tennessee, various locations throughout Alabama, and Hospital Escuala in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This is in addition to all the global missions supported by our giving to the United Methodist Church.
 
Youth Mission Teams-Every summer our youth embark on their own mission trip. They travel to local and regional sites to become immersed in what it means to be the hands of Christ. 
 
Baby Blankets-Ladies from GP supply super soft, prayer filled baby blankets for the Regional NICU at Women’s and Children’s Center at UAB. These blankets provide more than just physical comfort-they carry with them the peace and presence of God to babies and parents in need.
 
Angel Tree-Every year at Christmas, GP offers clothes, toys, and food to needy families in our area. 
 

Music 

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God. Whether it’s in our traditional worship or the modern one, there is a place for your talents to be used to bring glory to God!

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. Soon, all of our weekly sermons will be uploaded to our website in video or audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook and Instagram feed for additional church communication.

Prayer Force

GracePoint believes in the power of prayer! We have been witnesses to amazing outpourings of God’s power through our prayers as healing of body, mind, and spirit have taken place in our midst. Prayer Force was launched as a vessel to further this value in our church culture.
 
Sunday morning prayer walks prepare our church for the move of God’s Holy Spirit.  Prayer beads and pocket crosses are produced and offered to help remind people they are not alone and to guide their “conversation” with God.  Prayer shawls comfort those who are sick, lonely, grieving, or afraid. And prayer squares join children in their homes, at doctor’s visits, and in the hallways and classrooms of their schools. 

KidsPoint, 4:12 Youth, and Nursery

 
Do you love children or youth? Maybe you will find your place to serve in one of our vibrant ministries to our younger folks.
All of our volunteers in children and youth ministry are fully trained in Safe Sanctuary procedures, back ground checked, and connected to the church family for at least 6 months-all so that our little ones and their parents have peace of mind that GracePoint is a safe place for them to learn and grow.
 

Card Shower Ministry

 
Birthdays and anniversaries are big days to celebrate!  Members of GP try to make these days even more special by sending special notes and cards on these special days. Those who are sick, have missed church for an extended amount of time, and especially our first time guests are greeted as well with a simple gift in the “old fashioned” mail.