News & Updates

Manna From Heaven

GraceWorks has always been about people serving each other. Indeed, our mission statement reflects it: “Neighbor serving Neighbor, by the power of God’s grace.” But these days our Neighbors are stepping up and serving with an unprecedented abundance. In the past eight weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak, GraceWorks has had...
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GraceWorks to Expand Hours and Reopen Thrift Store by End of May

After two months of modified services to low-income families, GraceWorks Ministries will expand hours, revamp food distribution and open its thrift store by the end of May. Starting May 26, GraceWorks will begin providing food to neighbors in a model similar to grocery pick-up. Neighbors can go to graceworksministries.net or...
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Field Notes from a Night at the Food Pantry

By Bekah Brewer, GraceWorks Development Assistant Hello GraceWorks community—Bekah, here, GraceWorks Development Assistant. I just wanted to write a quick article to give you a bit more insight on what a night at the food pantry has looked like in our modified model. I hope this gives you more of...
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Upcoming Giving Events to be Used for COVID-19 Response

From May 5-7, GraceWorks will be participating in two giving events with the donations made going toward helping families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Giving to GraceWorks during these events not only helps us meet our goals, but increases our chances of winning grants and prize money as well! On...
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UPDATE: GraceWorks To Continue Modified Services

**GraceWorks will not reopen fully on April 30th as originally planned** GraceWorks will close all services including its drive-through food pantry this Friday and Saturday. GraceWorks will reopen our modified service structure again on Monday, May 4, with one change. Starting in May, the previously offered Wednesday evening distribution will be...
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Small Hands, Big Impact!

Calling all kids! Young GraceWorks supporters, we need your help! We are seeing an average of DOUBLE the number of households each day at our curbside food pantry, and a 35% increase in rent and utility assistance requests. In order to continue to serve neighbors in need with food and...
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Unsung Heroes

Dear Friends, Singing the praises of staff is typically not the topic of letters from CEOs. We normally write about ministry need, ministry impact, or thank those who make that impact possible. But this time, I feel compelled to tell you about the unsung heroes that make up the GraceWorks...
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Golf Fore GraceWorks 2020

Monday, August 17 Vanderbilt Legends 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 12th 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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The Faces YOU Are Helping

In dark times, we pull together to help our neighbors. Here are just some of the stories from the past few days YOU have made possible. The coronavirus cost a single mother of children her two part-time jobs. She contacted her ex-husband for help only to find he was laid off...
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Six Ways You Can Help GraceWorks

We are blessed to be part of a giving community. After our announcement that GraceWorks would modify its services until April 30, many supporters reached out to us asking how they could help. Here is a list of five ways to help our Neighbors in need though supporting GraceWorks.  ...
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“My Father Would Be Blown Away”

The daughter of a volunteer who helped start GraceWorks Food Pantry returns to serve. It was God who put it in her head, Susan Gatlin Brent decided later. Thirteen years to the day of her father’s fatal stroke, she sat down and sent an email to the GraceWorks volunteer relations...
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Who Is Our Neighbor?

Dear Friends, Mister Rogers ‘Neighborhood’ was a popular kids TV show in 1968, and then in 2018 was made into a popular movie. Mr. Rogers asks the question, “Would you be my Neighbor?” That invitation made us feel welcomed back then and still does today. As GraceWorks examines our mission...
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