Grace offers many opportunities to care for and support one another as we journey together. This care and support can be a crucial part of one’s road to wholeness, and we are blessed to be here to support our community!
The Grace UMC Food Pantry (part of the Standing in the Gap ministry) seeks to provide food to those who are hungry & in financial need. Jesus fed thousands of his followers during his ministry, having compassion upon them for their hunger. In seeking to be a church modeled after Christ, we want to also have compassion upon those who are in need. Our food pantry is open Thursday mornings from 9am-12pm in our Fellowship Hall. The first Thursday of the month is Government Day and we will be handing out to all of Brevard County residents. On subsequent Thursdays during the month we will be handing out to Merritt Island residents only with a valid ID. If you are interested in helping with this valuable ministry to our community, please call the church office for more information @ 321-452-2420.
Food Stamps for Seniors: https://www.retireguide.com/social-security/benefits/food-stamps-for-seniors/
Meals on Wheels information: https://www.retireguide.com/retirement-life-leisure/senior-housing/aging-in-place/meals-on-wheels/
The Children / Adult Clothes Closet at Grace seeks to provide quality clothing for children & families who are in need. Clothing for the ministry comes from donations from Grace members and others in the community. Quality children’s clothing is always in great demand and welcomed! If you would like to donate clothing, please drop it off at the church office. The clothes closet is open from 10am-12pm on most Thursdays. If you are interested in helping please contact the church office @ 321-452-2420 for more information.
Four Saturdays each year we gather assorted cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items and we open our doors to our community members who can come to shop for the items they need. It is a wonderful way to stand in the gap offering supplies food stamps do not cover. If you would like more information about our Country Store, please call the church office @ 321-452-2420.
Family Promise of Brevard
We are honored to partner with this not-for-profit organization as a host church. Four weeks each year, we open our church to host homeless families providing them food and a place to stay while they work with the people at Family Promise to find housing, jobs, and other essentials to becoming independent. There are many opportunities to serve in this ministry. If you would like more information you can contact our church office @ 321-452-2420.
The bear ministry makes stuffed bears for local hospitals for children who are in the ER and for Cardiac patients. No sewing experience is necessary! The members of this ministry meet on Monday at 9:30am in Room 207, in our E&A Building. For more information please contact our church office @ 321-452-2420.
New Beginnings – Loss/Recovery Support Group
This group is open to all ages and available to anyone who has suffered a loss. It meets on Monday evenings at 7pm in room 214 in our E&A Building. For more information please contact the church office at 321-452-2420.
Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group
This group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm in the conference room of our E&A Building.
Caregivers Support Group
This group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10am. It is for people of all ages who find themselves caregivers to someone. It meets in room 112 of our E&A Building. This support groups meets so caregivers have a place to bring their concerns and receive compassionate listening as well as helpful information for those who have been there, done that. If you would like more information about this group, please call the church office @ 321-452-2420.
This community group meets at Grace to support and encourge all who struggle with their weight. You will find a compassionate and caring community who will help you with the very real struggle of overeating. This group meets every Thursday evening at 7pm in room 212 of our E&A Building.