Reaching Out

Join Grace in reaching out to people in need in the Kansas City area and around the world.

URGENT:  Hurricane Disaster Relief

The most effective way for us to help with hurricane relief is through the One Great Hour of Sharing which is part of our ABC-USA ministry program. 100% of your gift will go to those trying to recover from these disasters. The money will arrive quickly, and will be distributed by our church partners who already have infrastructure in Texas, Louisiana, Florida & Puerto Rico and will know where the greatest need is. You can make your check to Grace Baptist Church and designate your gift on the memo line for Hurricane Relief. We will forward your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing.

ABC International Ministries

Grace Baptist Church provides ongoing support to four missionary families working in ABC International Ministries through gifts to the World Mission Offering.
Mylinda Baits – Missionary – Latin America
Dan Buttry – Global Consultant for Peace
Taku & Katie Longkumer – Development Workers – North East India
Nzunga Mabudiga & Kihomi Ngwemi – Missionaries – Haiti
You can find more information about their work at ABC International Ministries.

Bethel Neighborhood Center

Bethel Neighborhood Center located at 14 S 7th St Tfwy in Kansas City, KS is one of sixteen NAP Christian Centers that provide community support for children, seniors and families through specific programs they have developed.  Grace Baptist has many members that volunteer their services to work with children and seniors, provide monthly meals, pick up food from Harvesters and serve in leadership positions.  Bethel Neighborhood Center has been a source of light and hope in their community for almost 105 years!  They recently successfully completed their $2 M capital campaign to expand their services and are now moving into the final design and construction phase.  You are welcome to learn more about it here.  Continue to keep them in your prayers as they progress in this major project.

Clay County Clothes Closet

Grace Baptist has volunteers who give their time and talents to the Clay County Clothes Closet which was founded in 1959. The Clothes Closet is located at 3939 N. Cleveland Ave., Kansas City, MO 64117.

From their website, “Clay County Clothes Closet is a non-profit organization that provides free clothing to northland families in need. Our volunteers assist children and families who are referred to the Clothes Closet by churches, schools, and social agencies.  Originally operated from the basement of a drug store, the Clothes Closet served approximately 125 families in its first year. Through generous donations and community support the Clothes Closet now serves about 2,000 people each year.”

Grace Baptist Church is on the volunteer schedule for the third Tuesday of February, April, August, October and December.

Financial donations are very much needed, greatly appreciated, and tax-deductible!  The funds are used to purchase new items to distribute to clients. The Clothes Closet is also in need of donations of good, clean, up-to-date used clothing. Please consider giving!

For more information about the Clay County Clothes Closet click here.

Family Promise of the Northland

Grace Baptist is in a relationship with Family Promise as a Host Congregation. Family Promise is a community response to Homeless Families.

For more information about Family Promise of the Northland check out their website.

Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry Food Pantry

Grace Baptist supports the MLM food pantry at 1100 NE Vivion Rd with monthly donations of food and money.  This support comes from a portion of undesignated mission offerings and food donations to the pantry as follows:

January: dry cereal
February: canned soups
March: pasta
April: dry beans
May: canned tomatoes
June: biscuit mix
July: bar soap
August: canned tuna or chicken
September: canned corn
October: peanut butter
November: rice
December: canned tuna or chicken

Please leave your donations in the cabinet at the south entry of the church.  Any of these items will be accepted any time during the year. Please consider donating.

To learn more about MLM click here.