Snack Pak 4Kids

Snack Pak 4Kids is a non-profit organization created to provide weekend food supplements to students who are identified by their teachers as being food-insecure. They organization works through the school system to serve children on free/reduced meals program. Snack Paks of high-quality, nutritious, child-friendly food are sent home with children each Friday, creating food SECURITY for them over the weekend. Various community organizations partner with Snack Pak 4Kids to serve schools in the community. Currently Snack Pak 4Kids serves 15 schools in three San Antonio school districts.


Grace Church is partnering with Snack Pak 4Kids to serve children of Monroe May Elementary school in NISD. In our missional role, Grace purchases the food, packs about 300 snack paks each month, and delivers approximately 50 snack paks to Monroe May each week. 


Click on one of the pictures above to find out more about Snack Pak 4 Kids or email our Snack Pak Coordinator, Sharon Nelson, to find out how you can help. You can find out when our next Snack Pak packing party is on our events page.

Taking It to the Streets

Taking It to the Streets is a ministry which serves our homeless brothers and sisters in downtown San Antonio. They gather every Saturday night to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and befriend the lonely. About once-a-quarter, Grace Church provides the meal and goes downtown to serve it.


We bring kids, teens, adults, and families to serve. We have been partnering with Taking it to the Streets for five years. This is one of the best ways we have to put our Faith into action by heeding the call of Jesus to love our neighbor.


Taking It to the Streets serve meals in the parking lot of Church Under the Bridge. You can contact one of our Ti2TS coordinators, Riva Heron, Lisa DeHart or Zoila Martinez, for more info. You can also find out when our next Ti2TS service event is by checking out our calendar page


To register for the next Take It to the Streets event click here.

Military Ministry

COOLING SCARVES FOR TROOPS

If you know how to sew and want to support our active duty troops, we need you! Our Grace Church Military Ministry program provides soldiers with Cooling Scarves.

Troops that are deployed often face temperatures of 130 degrees and higher.  Troops wear cooling scarves around their necks which give them the feeling of a wet cloth on the back of their neck. Cooling Scarves are filled polacrylamide granules that turn to gel when soaked in water for only 15 - 30 minutes. The scarves remain cool for almost 15 hours!  

Those interested in participating and using a sewing machine need only have very basic sewing skills.  If you can sew a straight line, you can make a cooling scarf.  And if you can't sew, like me, there are multiple steps to put the scarves together that you can help with. Each sewing kit contains enough supplies to make 50 scarves and includes detailed instructions for sewing, assembling and delivering to troops.  

  • October 23, 2021
  • Time:  10am - 12pm
  • Location - Graceland new building

If you would like to learn more about sewing scarves, please contact Elizabeth Stoops at 210-902-9372, or by email at elizabethstoops1@gmail.com

Monroe May Elementary

We also partner with Monroe May, the public school geographically closest to Grace Church. Our goal in partnering with the school is to support teachers and serve families. We work with the school counselor to identify needs that Grace can meet.

We do this in several ways:

  • Aug - back to school supply drive  (See Listing below)
  • Dec - Christmas angel tree project
  • Mar - donate and serve drinks at the school carnival
  • May - annual teachers' thank you luncheon


You can email our Monroe May Coordinator, Lisa DeHart, to find out how you can help serve children. And you can find out more about our next Monroe May service event on our calendar page.


We do not proselytize or evangelize at school functions or on school property. We aim to show people Jesus instead of merely talking about him.

HILL COUNTRY DAILY BREAD

We are continuing our relationship with Hill Country Daily Bread (HCDB) through weekly donations and monthly volunteering.  If you are interested in volunteering with Kerry Green, please email her at: kerry@gracechurchsa.org.


To help Hill Country Daily Bread food & household kits, pick up any of the items listed and deliver to Grace.  We have bins available at the new building for collection.  Leave your bagged items in one of the bins located near the sliding doors under the porch.  Items will be brought inside the building and delivered to HCDB weekly.


High need items include:

  • Canned food
  • Larger sized diapers (size 4, 5, and 6)

Click for link to full listing of:

  • Food Collection (non-expired, unopened food)
  • Hygiene Items

"What ever you do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men. (Colossians 3:23)

Episcopal Diocese of West TX

Grace Church is an Episcopal Church, and a parish congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. Grace is a church-plant started by the diocese in 2009.


The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas comprises 85 congregations within 69,000 square miles of South Texas, including San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and the Rio Grande Valley. We have two conference centers: Camp Capers in the hill country and Mustang Island Conference Center on Mustang Island.


We are served and led by the Right Reverend David Reed, our Diocesan Bishop. 

As part of the larger family, Grace Church partners with DWTX through world missions, camps & conferences, the youth Happening movement, leading the diocesan Men's Retreat, and participation in a variety of other ministries and committees.