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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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Help make a difference on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate and encourage giving. Today, we hope you consider a donation to GraceWorks where 87% of your gift supports program services. Your support allows GraceWorks to serve our community by making a positive impact on the lives of those going through a time of crisis....
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Champions for the Underdog

Dear Friends, In a recent conversation with a board member, I mentioned that GraceWorks is a champion for the underdog. This comment caught his attention, and he confessed he had always thought of us as just a ministry, not a champion or an organization that goes to battle on behalf...
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Having a Heart of Grace

GraceWorks is often perceived as a place where our neighbors can get food and help with rent and utility bills. That’s all true. But, as a comprehensive community resource center GraceWorks has multiple other resources to meet specific needs such as school materials, newborn supplies, Christmas gifts, financial guidance and...
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Couldn’t Do It Without You!

Dear Friends, GraceWorks is a genuine volunteer ministry. We engage lots of volunteers. Really that is an understatement. Because when I say lots, I mean lots! Last year alone we were blessed to have over 75,672 precious hours donated to us through the service of volunteers. Volunteers outnumber our staff...
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A Miracle from the Lord and a Work of His Grace

Last month, GraceWorks’ newsletter told you about the Smiths, whose hearts were so touched by the plight of three siblings that they added them to their biological family of six. Finding their financial situation stretched more than they expected, they sought help from GraceWorks. They were given food and vouchers...
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September is Hunger Action Month!

Dear Friends, It takes a lot of us to fight hunger, because hunger is a big and persistent problem that affects many people. I am constantly surprised at the number of people who are hungry here in America. Unfortunately, the great state of Tennessee is no exception. Tennessee has the...
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