bi-monthly blood drives
Come give blood in Grace Hall on Monday, April 3, between 1PM-7PM. Schedule here.
Whole blood can be donated every 56 day and since Grace will be hosting blood drives every two months, dedicated blood donors will be eligible to donate at all of our drives! Read more.
Support North Porch
Items in great need for North Porch:
Diapers (sizes 5 & 6)
Enfamil 12.5 oz (yellow can)
Stage 2 baby food
Drop donations off on Sundays in the Narthex or in Nieman Annex, our new Food for Friends area.
Support Food for Friends
Donations support local food pantries
Grace Church is responding to the growing numbers of individuals, families, and children in New Jersey who are food insecure due to the pandemic. We have increased the number of organizations that we partner with and are striving to increase the amount and quality of our donations to them while coping with the unique logistical challenges and safety concerns we currently face.
If you would like to shop for donations
Steer clear of these items: flavored rices/noodles, bread crumbs, lasagne/stuffed shell pasta, stuffing, pumpkin, pickles cake mixes/frosting, flour, shortening, huge bottles of anything.
Always welcome: Simple, unprocessed foods are best! See lists below for specific outreach needs. Thank you for your generosity!
Who is served by Food for Friends?
Military Assistance Pantry, Paterson
a once a month pantry serving military families and veterans, run by the Great Falls Rotary Foundation.
Most requested items: tuna, tomato sauce, cookie or cake mix, ketchup, mustard, paper towels, beef gravy.
Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry, Dover
Hearty soup, chili, stew (the higher protein is better), canned chicken, Spam, tuna, Vienna sausages, peanut butter, 100% fruit juice, shelf-stable milk, powdered milk (smaller pouches preferred), healthy cereal, instant oatmeal, rice and rice mixes (smaller packages preferred).
St. Andrews Church, Newark
Weekly lunch program and food pantry
Single service tuna, sardines, chicken, Vienna sausage (easy open cans/pouches), cookies, crackers, and chips (individual packets); fruit drinks and fruit cups (single serve).
North Porch Women & Infant Centers
Provides emergency aid, in the form of baby supplies, to mothers and infants in northern NJ. North Porch donations are delivered weekly so we are always collecting for them. Most requested items are: Diapers (size 5 & 6 especially needed), wipes and baby care supplies, & Enfamil 12.5 oz powder.
First Baptist Church of Madison Food Pantry
Providing non-perishables and fresh to those in the Madison area.
Want to shop online?
Use the the Walmart Registry to select your donations, and have them sent directly to Grace Church for distribution.
support groups at Grace
Coordinator: Jack Klingert
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
7:30 pm in the Grace Hall
AA: Men's Group
Wednesdays, Noon-1:00 pm via Zoom
Thanksgiving Food Collection
What an amazing offering of thanksgiving and love! The Grace community has surpassed our goal of creating 35 Thanksgiving Dinner bags. This year we are supplying 40 bags with turkeys for the food pantry at First Baptist Church Madison.
Applications are accepted year round. Please complete the Grant Application form and return to the church office.