News & Updates

Help Students Be Successful Through The Big Payback

5,105 Williamson County Students qualify for free/reduced breakfasts and lunches at school. 7,050 Williamson County children do not know where their next meal is coming from. Many of these children do not come to school with the supplies to succeed! On May 2nd, you can help change this! Help GraceWorks...
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Two U-Turns

Dear Friends, My mother, like yours, told me never to give rides to strangers. So when I saw a small-framed person bent over on the side of Highway 96 one wet morning, I decided to keep going. I was just leaving our Fairview site and was heading back to Franklin...
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2019 Benefit Dinner a Resounding Success

GraceWorks Neighbor serving Neighbor dinner in early April was a resounding success. Nearly 280 guests helped raise over $101,000. Numbers are still finalizing, but we believe this was the largest dinner fundraiser to date! It was a great night, with amazing musical entertainment by We The Kingdom with Scott, Ed,...
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A Simple Encounter

Dear Friends, It was a simple encounter, but yet the transaction was transformational. I was breezing through our Neighbor Services waiting area on my way to pray with the GraceWorkers and just so happened to say hello to one of our Neighbors standing there with a bag of food in...
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“A Situation that I Well Understand”

The plight of a 6-year-old girl gave a small Williamson County town the opportunity this winter to live out GraceWorks’ mission statement “Neighbor serving Neighbor.” The little girl’s mother died last summer. Besides navigating the emotional hole in both their lives, her father Matt (not his real name) is facing...
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Thank you, Gresham Smith

It is not every day a nonprofit has a Presenting Sponsor with such authentic commitment to our community! Meet Gresham Smith, the Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 Neighbor serving Neighbor Benefit Dinner on April 4th, and get your tickets today!  Designing Creative Solutions with Genuine Care Gresham Smith is...
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Oh the Power of God’s Grace!

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance...
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You Asked! The Face of Local Homeless and How You Can Help

GraceWorks posted about homelessness on our Facebook page this past month, and we were thrilled by the number of kind responses from our followers! Many of you asked what homelessness looks like here in Williamson County and how you can help. Read below to learn more! Last summer, a homeless...
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God Is Doing A New Thing

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.  Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?’  Isaiah 43:18 Dear Friends, I don’t know about you, but I am ready for any new thing our great God wants to do....
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GraceWorker – Come Join the Front Lines of Service

Of the 40-odd volunteer positions at GraceWorks, a small group of 33 people find the most difficult position the most gratifying as well — the position of GraceWorker. GraceWorkers meet with our neighbors in their greatest hour of need. GraceWorks hear their stories, most of which are complicated, emotional, even...
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Five Inspiring Stories from The Manger

A whole lot of jolly was going on in mid-December with food basket deliveries and The Manger, GraceWorks’ Christmas gift program. We had volunteers from many churches deliver Christmas dinner baskets to nearly 900 families experiencing poverty! Christmas was made even more joyful this year at The Manger where we...
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Neighbor serving Neighbor at The Manger

A couple with a special mission was among the 1,350 volunteers at The Manger this year. Eleven years ago, they had five children, $20 in the bank and Christmas was coming. Income was thin despite Dwane’s full-time employment as a teacher, because they both believed strongly in the importance of...
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