Mission Committee 

The mission/outreach committee shares opportunities to serve within the church family and the community. By providing mission activities, this committee offers an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ within our world. If you are interested in serving on the committee, send an email to:
outreach@gracedowntown.net 
 
Check the Grace Notes for additional ways you can serve. 
 
 
    Cinderella’s Closet
 
Cinderella’s Closet provides formal wear to girls that could not otherwise
attend prom. Even more important than providing a beautiful prom dress, we are able to provide an experience like no other for these young ladies. Once they enter Cinderella’s Closet, they are
lavished with hospitality, love and grace. They leave believing they are cherished. It is for this reason that we opened Cinderella’s Closet. For more information on Cinderella’s Closet, please contact Grace member, Hope Inman, hopewalters@hotmail.cm
 
 

Mother Hubbard’s 

Cupboard
 
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a local food pantry. They distribute groceries twice a week to over 300 families per week. Volunteers take donations from Grace UMC to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard every Wednesday and Saturday.
 
Their mission statement is: Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is called to serve those who are hungry in the
Wilmington area through distribution of emergency food. This service is provided by volunteers in
partnership with the community, without regard to race or religion and with care to preserve the dignity of
the individuals being served. Grace members have participated on the Board of the Cupboard in the past and continue to serve as volunteers several days each month. 

 

SUNSET PARK ELEMENTARY | Prayer Partners

For several years Grace UMC has reached out to students at Sunset Park Elementary School by providing tutoring and school supplies. Now our outreach focuses on the staff as well, sharing God’s love with them in big and small ways throughout the year.

 
 
   
 The Warming Shelter
 
The Warming Shelter operates in the Bullock Activity Center to assist those experiencing homelessness in possible life-threatening weather conditions. Be on the lookout for upcoming ways to donate and volunteer for this mission. For more information visit their website at:
910-763-5197.

 

ANGEL TREE | Methodist Home for Children

The main offices of Methodist Home for Children are in Raleigh. Services offered include therapeutic foster care, adoptions, in-home services, early childhood services and juvenile home services. The Methodist Home for Children has a large presence in the Wilmington area, providing in-home
care for families and children in crisis to help keep them together if at all possible; if needed, children can go to a mental health group home. Major fundraising efforts occur twice a year, in the Fall in Wilmington and in the Winter in Raleigh. The Wilmington event is named Epicurean Evening and includes dinner from many of the incredible chefs who work here, a silent auction and a live auction. Attendees vote and award prizes in various categories to the participating chefs. In November, an angel tree in the lobby is covered with angels who list specific gifts and needs of families and children in the programs locally. Congregation members shop, bring the unwrapped gifts to the church and they are then delivered by the program to the parents who wrap them for
Christmas. To learn more please contact the church at outreach@gracedowntown.net.