News & Updates

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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UPDATE: GraceWorks To Modify Services Until mid-April

**GraceWorks will not reopen fully on April 6th as originally planned and will remain closed until at least mid-April** GraceWorks will extend their modified structure until at least April 14 when leaders will reconsider operations based on local, state, federal, and CDC recommendations. Drive-through food distribution and rent and utility assistance...
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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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Five 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 at least mid-April, 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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GraceWorks To Modify Services Until April 6

**GraceWorks will not reopen fully on April 6th as originally planned.** ** More information coming soon.** In effort to adhere to the Center of Disease Control’s recent recommendations to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19, GraceWorks Ministries will be closed to the public Wednesday, March 18th and reopen Thursday, March...
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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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#25for25

Celebrate GraceWorks 25th Birthday by joining the #25for25 campaign! The Goal: 250 people commit to give $25 for the next 25 months. This would raise $156,250 for GraceWorks programs!! What an incredible Birthday gift that would be! You and 249 other people can make a HUGE impact on the lives...
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How Our Relationships Change Lives

Dear Friends, As we look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day, I can’t think of a better time to write about the importance of relationships. GraceWorks is nothing without the relationships we have with individuals, churches, businesses and other service organizations in our community. As a community resource center, we are...
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Look Who’s Turning 25!

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! Happy new decade! And happy quarter of a century to GraceWorks! GraceWorks is turning 25! I am grateful for all who initially committed to the vision of starting a faith-based community resource center that would be a first-of-mind “go to” place, for those in need...
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“I Wanted to Give Back”

An unusual gift came into GraceWorks’ offices a few weeks ago. Tucked in an envelope with a check was a note from a woman who lives in Brentwood named Melanie.* She was on disability for an extended time, but that support had ended months ago, and she was still not...
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