Working with our Partners
My Coins Count
collection SUN, MAR 5–26
It’s time again to collect your coins! Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) – one of Grantham’s Ministry Partners – supports increased access to education to at-risk children, helps improve the quality of education through training, and promotes peace clubs and other initiatives that help develop young people’s full potential as leaders. This year’s My Coins Count collection will be designated for MCC’s education initiatives around the world. Throughout the month of March, drop your spare change in the collection containers in the church lobby.
To learn more about MCC’s education initiatives, visit mcc.org/education.
MCC Relief Kit Collection
collection SUN, MAR 5–SUN, APR 2
There is currently an increased demand for supplies to meet urgent needs for people around the world whose lives have been disrupted by war or disaster. One of our Ministry Partners, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), is strategically situated to help meet these needs, but their inventory of material resources is getting low. Now through April 2, Grantham Church will be collecting supplies for MCC relief kits. Here are the supplies MCC requests (NEW items only please):
- Large bars bath soap (in wrapper)
- Shampoo (at least 20 oz)
- Large bars laundry soap (such as Fels Naptha®, Sunlight® or Zote® brands)
- Adult-size toothbrushes (in packaging)
- Bath towels (medium weight, dark or bright colors; approx. 29 in x 60 in)
- Wide-toothed combs (6–8 in)
- Nail clippers (good quality)
- Boxes of adhesive bandages (minimum 40, assorted)
- Sanitary pads (THIN, minimum 28 pads)
Please leave your donations at the MCC table near the library entrance. Find out more about MCC relief kits and other supply kits here.
In 2022, One80 Ministries began hosting bi-monthly fellowship meals after the worship service on Sundays. As these meals have grown and more have been participating, Grantham Church is excited to announce that we will be more actively partnering with One80 as a co-host. We would like to extend the invitation to our community to stay after the service for food and fellowship twice/month. Our prayer is that, as we share time together over these meals, God will strengthen our friendships across divides, encourage us as we journey together in our faith, and provide a welcoming space for anyone seeking to be known and loved.
The spring 2023 meal dates are:
- March 5 & 19
- April 2 & 16
- May 7 & 21
During the meal on March 5, our Community Life Team will provide a card-writing station with supplies for all ages to write a note of encouragement to a friend or neighbor.
As we seek to make fellowship meals available for a larger number of people, we appreciate your understanding and support in the logistics. If you are interested in helping with setup, tear down, cooking, serving, or dish cleaning, please contact Dawn Isley.
There’s room at the table!
Grantham Church is proud to partner with the following local ministries:
Paxton Ministries is a non-profit Christian Personal Care Home, providing help and housing to individuals challenged with poverty, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities.
New Hope Ministries
New Hope Ministries is a Christian social service agency that shows the love and hope of Christ by serving our neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts towards stability. New Hope has assistance centers in Dillsburg, Dover, Hanover, and Mechanicsburg, PA.
Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development, and peace. They are committed to relationships with local partners and churches. As an Anabaptist organization, they strive to make peace a part of everything they do.
One80 Ministries is a local nonprofit organization that creates safe spaces to share life and foster authentic relationships. With a focus on healing and spiritual growth, they desire to journey with others, exemplifying hope and acceptance through the love of Christ while caring for the needs in the community.