Mercy

Grace Diaconate: Serving One Another Through Mercy

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Do you have a need or know of a need in which the Diaconate may provide or connect resources? Please let us know by emailing

The role of the diaconate is to minister to those in need or distress. In addition, it is their responsibility to collect the gifts of the people, and to share these gifts among the community of Grace Mills River.

Out of a desire to better meet the needs of the body, especially during times of crisis and illness, the Deacons would like to enlist your help. What skills or talents do you have? Would you be willing to partner with us to use those gifts as a way to encourage and care for our church family? Please fill out the form below so we can contact you as needs arise. Information will only be accessible by staff and church leadership.

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Mercy Ministry Opportunities

Our Journey of Hope | Cancer Care Ministry
Do you know someone who is battling cancer- a neighbor, friend or loved one? Our Journey of Hope is a biblically-based cancer care ministry open to anyone who is ready to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. We want to bring practical support and the hope of Christ to every person in our congregation and community affected by this illness.

Contact Kathie Sorneson to register now for the Our Journey of Hope training that will equip and commission you for this special outreach. Materials are provided free of charge.

Small Group sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning January 29th from 6 PM – 8 PM. For additional information or questions please contact Kathie Sorenson:

Freezer Ministry
GMR has a freezer ministry that is available to anyone in need. Home cooked meals are prepared by Grace members and are stored in a freezer at the church. Contact Amanda McLamb to find out how to access or contribute freezer meals:

Prayer Team
We want to pray for you! Please share your requests with our prayer team, church leadership, or Grace family. Email your prayer requests to Members of our prayer team will receive and pray for your requests. We will share requests with our Grace family through our Wednesday church email. *You may request for prayer requests to remain confidential. If you do not currently receive these weekly email updates, click here to Join Now

The Prayer team meets every Sunday between services in room 130. Anyone wishing to participate can attend.To learn more about the prayer team contact Dave Bokmiller:

Memorial Service Team
A Memorial Service Team has been established at Grace to perform the duties involved in conducting a memorial service at the church such as set up, greeting, clean up, etc. To learn more about the memorial service team contact Becky Dotson: