"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12
Christ-followers extend the compassion of Christ. At Grace Covenant Church, we have a vision to see every neighborhood transformed by the love Christ and one of the ways we accomplish that is to reflect the heart of Christ – demonstrating His care and compassion to our neighbors. Compassion Ministries empower Christ-followers to bring help and hope to vulnerable, at-risk and struggling individuals in our congregation and our communities.
GCC Mobilized Ministries: There are many different types of ministries facilitated through GCC.
Volunteer Partnerships: Throughout the year, we mobilize support to assist ministry partners with specific outreaches, such as Love Denver, Habitat for Humanity builds, and Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center Walk. These are listed at appropriate times during the year in the church bulletin or the weekly What's Happening at Grace emails.
Ministry Opportunities in our Community: There are many wonderful ministries located in our community who are extending the compassion of Christ.
Saturday, Dec 7 @ 9am–2pm
The Christmas Joyland Toy Store provides assistance to families in our community and church who could use help with purchasing affordable new gifts for their children at Christmas. Rather than simply coming to the church to pick up a donated item, families receive the dignity and joy of selecting and purchasing items priced at a deeply discounted rate (because they have been donated). Profits from the store are reinvested into selected ministries in our community.
The Christmas Joyland Toy Store also provides Grace Covenant families, friends and community groups an opportunity to serve together while blessing our shoppers with the love of the Savior whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.
If you know a family that is experiencing financial challenges during this Christmas season and would be blessed with a ticket to shop at the Toy Store, please fill out the online referral form.
Referral deadline is Nov 18.
Wish lists are available below, sign up for the gender/age of child you wish to shop for. The gift drop-off deadline is Dec 2.
Every aspect of the Christmas Joyland Toy Store is dependent on Volunteers. There are a variety of ways for adults, students and children to get involved – from distributing Wish Lists, to collecting and pricing toys, to stocking the shelves, to warmly greeting our guest shoppers.
Register to volunteer below no later than Dec 4.
Financial donations can be made, in lieu of donating gifts. Select Donate button below, which will take you to our Giving page. Select Joyland from Giving Type drop-down menu.
If you know a family facing a financial challenge this holiday season that would be blessed with a Thanksgiving dinner basket, please complete the referral form below no later than Nov 12.
Volunteers are also needed to pack and deliver baskets on Nov 26. Please sign up before Nov 18.
Register to Volunteer
Donations can be made to help cover costs for Thanksgiving Dinner baskets. A baskets costs approximately $36. Select Donate button below, which will take you to our Giving page. Select Thanksgiving Baskets from Giving Type drop-down menu.