News & Updates

A Little Bit of Help

Just a little bit of help can make all the difference in someone’s life. Many neighbors coming to GraceWorks for help need only a short bridge over troubles suddenly facing them. Such was the case with Sam*, a recent college graduate, who was hired for a good job but wouldn’t...
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Do Not Fear

Dear Friends, The Neighbors who come to GraceWorks don’t need ghouls or monsters to feel afraid. Their fears are larger and have a far greater impact than anything that would ring their doorbells for candy this Halloween. Some of our Neighbors are in the fight of their lives just trying...
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Finding GraceWorks at Church

A local church usher bent to whisper in the ear of a GraceWorker who was attending church that morning, “We have someone who walked in during the sermon and needs some help … I thought maybe you could see if GraceWorks could do something.” The usher knew the man was...
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New Staff to Help Address Hunger

Dear Friends, If hunger were a person it would be rude and selfish, because hunger is persistent and will not be ignored. It interrupts you in the middle of your conversations and activities with loud distracting grumblings. If you continue to try to ignore it, it will then zap your...
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Sharing a Passion for Service

GraceWorks volunteers and married couple Keith and Brenda Squires Crow won the top award – the Anne T. Rutherford Award – last month at the annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards. The following is the nomination letter detailing their contributions to GraceWorks and other organizations. After the deaths of...
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A Growing Need for Food

Dear Friends, Everywhere you turn in our county there is talk about growth! Traffic, housing developments, and now the latest big news is that Mitsubishi is coming to town. No one can argue that the Williamson County GraceWorks purposed to serve nearly 25 years ago is not the same county...
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God’s Light Shines Through

Single motherhood is difficult enough. Add to that a limited income and a debilitating disease that comes and goes without warning. That’s the situation Mary found herself in when she approached GraceWorks for help. Mary (not her real name) has six children ranging from a toddler to a teenager. Despite...
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A Simple Request

Dear Friends, We often say that GraceWorks offers hope to our Neighbors in need. And most of the time we think of the hope we offer as a tangible commodity; like rent assistance, utility assistance, food, a clothing voucher, a Christmas gift for a child, or other material ways. But...
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Helping Make Parent Priorities

Ensuring their children are educated well is the paramount concern for Maria and Hector, but their dedication has cost them. The Franklin couple have three children as well as Maria’s mother living in their household. Life was difficult but manageable, but now their oldest child is graduating high school. The...
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A Year in Review…A Year Ahead

Dear Friends, How do you wrap up a year at GraceWorks in a one page article — especially this one? The July 2018-June 2019 fiscal year has had all the twists and turns of a thrilling roller coaster ride. In each area of our ministry there have been joys and...
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Golf Fore GraceWorks 2019

Monday, August 19 Westhaven Golf Club 7:00 a.m. – Registration, warm up & breakfast 9:00 a.m. – Shotgun start 1:30 p.m. – Tournament celebration & lunch Now in its 11th year, the Golf Fore GraceWorks Challenge raises over $100,000 for program services. Our golfers are business leaders, church leaders and...
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Walking Alongside a Neighbor and Offering Hope

This month’s neighbor story is written by a brand-new GraceWorker, who recently started as a volunteer to listen to people’s stories and determine how GraceWorks can help them. Jean struck me as someone I might find myself sitting next to at church or meet at a dinner at my in-laws....
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