The outreach ministry at Grace Church is meant to involve all of us in linking our faith to action. One current ministry is PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), a program to assist local homeless individuals and families. Grace serves as a PADS shelter site on Wednesdays from September thru May. In addition to our PADS ministry, each year we sponsor families at Christmastime through the Revive (formerly Cathedral Shelter) Christmas Basket Program. We contribute to the United Thank Offering, which supports national Episcopal ministries, and to various outreach efforts of Episcopal Relief & Development. In the past we partnered with Rotary International to raise funds, secure, and ship desperately needed hospital equipment to Bulowayo, Zimbabwe. Grace members contributed to relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, The Oak Park and River Forest Area Walk-In Ministry, Crop Walk and Community of Congregations.
We have a partner parish relationship with St. Luke's in Renk, Sudan. We fund the salary of St. Luke's priest, and have raised funds to purchase a tent and chairs for St. Luke's.
Grace participates in the Bishop's Challenges, including Nets for Life, School Uniforms, and a project to fund fresh water wells.
Most recently, Grace participated in the drive for school supplies for Lawrence Hall Youth Services.