In the midst of bitter January temperatures, Rev. Ashby and his congregation joined forces with the Red Cross to open the doors of their church as a warming shelter for the community.
Two men released from the local correctional facility, were caught without transportation in the 30 below temperatures. They were brought to the church and stayed the evening with Rev. Joe and the shelter volunteers.
“They opened up to us,” said Rev. Joe, reflecting on the two young men. As the evening passed, he learned more about the young men, about their lives and how they transpired. Moved by their determination to fulfill their promise, Rev. Joe was able to connect one of the men to a pastor in the man’s hometown.
Read the full story: https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2014/05/01/red-cross-recognizes-10-heroes-from-area/8575425/
On October 13, 2013 The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., Bishop of Ohio was at Grace Church to preach, celebrate and confirm, receive and accept the Reaffirmation of Faith from candidates. We also celebrated this special day by welcoming all Grace Church Food Pantry Volunteers to join us for worship and for a luncheon honoring Bishop Mark, the newly confirmed, received and reaffirmed and the Pantry Volunteers.
On Sunday, October 6th, 2013 Grace Church went to the dogs and cats. We celebrated the gifts of God’s creation by bringing our favorite pet to church for a special blessing.
On Sunday, October 7th, 2012, Grace Church went to the dogs. St. Francis Day proved to be a great time for everyone. Even our four-legged family members and friends. Treats were given to all along with a certificate of blessing for each animal.
On Saturday, May 5th, 2012, Duane and Christine Lewis hosted a Grace Church Kentucky Derby Party complete with prizes and plenty of wonderful food and drinks.
Thanks Duane and Christine!
On Sunday, March 4th, 2012, the Rt. Rev. William Persell, Assisting Bishop of Ohio confirmed Emily and Andrew Stump.
A reception was held after the service in Fellowship Hall.