Local Outreach through Grace
We have an on-going commitment to serve our local communities. See the list below of our ministry partners. If you are interested in being a part of Local Outreach at Grace Mills River, contact Amanda McLamb, Missional Living Director, at
Are you interested in serving our communities through Local Outreach? We'd love to hear from you!
Postponed: 2020 Local Outreach Fair
Local Outreach Fair & Fundraiser has been postponed until we can safely join together again. We will communicate that update soon.
You will have the opportunity to learn about needs in our community and opportunities to volunteer with local organizations that Grace partners with. This is also our annual fundraiser to support these organizations in the work they do to serve our community. Our 2020 participants include:
- Interfaith Assistance Ministry
- Least of These
- Homeward Bound
- Council on Aging of Henderson County
- Young Life of Henderson County
Meet Our Local Outreach Partners
Least of These
Least of These Asheville is a nonprofit that feeds a warm breakfast to the homeless community of Asheville every Saturday morning. We are always looking for groups big or small to come join us on a Saturday morning. Least of These is able to provide a hot breakfast, clothing, blankets, tents and other living essentials to our guests because of generous donations. There is a bin in the GMR café for clothing items to be donated to LOT. For more information email:
Interfaith Assistance Ministry
IAM’s mission is to provide emergency relief to Hendersonville County Residents who are in financial crisis by offering food, clothing, utility and rental assistance to those who qualify, school supplies, prescription support and overall guidance in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Volunteers are needed Monday-Saturdays from 9am-1pm. They can assist in the clothing and pantry areas or as an intake interviewer after a small amount of training. Please contact the volunteer manager at 828-697-7029 or email .
The Storehouse is a Christ-centered food and hygiene pantry serving the low income, elderly and needy families of Henderson County. Want to help at the Storehouse? You can volunteer time or talents! Volunteer any amount of time to helping us run The Storehouse or help with letter writing, data entry, handyman services, driver, etc. Call the Storehouse to find out more. (828) 692-8300
New City Christian School
New City Christian School serves kindergarten through 5th grade students from various racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. New City equips students with the knowledge, confidence, and hope to fulfill God's purposes in their lives and community. We accomplish this goal by providing a strong foundation in academic, spiritual, and relational growth. Ultimately through Christ our Savior and Redeemer, with our families, students, staff we hope to reduce the educational gap and cultural divisions within the greater Asheville community.
Check here for updated volunteer opportunities: https://newcitychristian.org/volunteer.
Asheville / Buncombe County Christian Ministries
While responding to meet emergency needs, we develop strategic plans to address root causes of poverty, take steps to achieve independent living skills and restore lives in the community. We accomplish this through these ministries: Crisis Ministry, Jail/ Ministry, Veterans Restoration Quarters, Steadfast House, Medical Ministry and Veteran Services of the Carolinas. ABCCM is generously supported by over 289 churches of all denominations and 6,100 trained volunteers and provides emergency assistance to anyone in need regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability. ABCCM stimulates doing together what individual congregations and individuals cannot do separately. Opportunities to serve with ABCCM: https://abccm.squarespace.com/serve
Young Life of Henderson County :
Young Life of Henderson County is an outreach ministry to local teenagers. Our mission in Young Life is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Our main method to reach teenagers is through genuine friendships with caring adults. A team staff and volunteer leaders invest in authentic relationships with high school students, walk alongside them through life, and share the gospel with them. We seek to reach kids with humor, adventure, and caring for every kid regardless of their response. We believe every teenager deserves the opportunity to hear about Jesus in a way they can understand from someone who cares about them. To volunteer contact Graham at:
Council on Aging of Henderson County / Meals on Wheels
The Council on Aging of Henderson County provides services to engage, connect, and support adults in our community as we age. The Meals on Wheels program provides a hot meal every weekday for homebound older adults in Henderson Meals on Wheels clients receive important social interaction with caring volunteers. These visits, which also serve as a regular wellness checks, often turn into lasting friendships. Want to volunteer as a driver for Meals on Wheels? For more information about how to volunteer: http://coahc.org/volunteers/
Kairos Prison Ministry International is a cross denominational ministry with the purpose of sharing Gods unconditional love to the incarcerated. Kairos focuses on developing and promoting a strong Christian brotherhood amongst the inmates within the prison community through their ‘Kairos weekends’ and subsequent monthly reunions'. To serve as part of the Grace Kairos team or for more information please contact: Jeff Leider: