News & Updates

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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Change

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. ― John F. Kennedy Dear Friends, Change is hard. Change is unpopular. Few people like it. Even when it is needed to make something better, it still is...
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Help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Help Stamp Out Hunger by leaving a food donation at your mailbox this Saturday. Approximately 9.4% of our Williamson County neighbors are food-insecure. This means they do not know where their next meal is coming from. The GraceWorks Food Pantry served 8,665 of our hungry neighbors last year with the...
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Fairview’s GraceWorks West to move to new service model

Dear Friends, GraceWorks West in Fairview will move to a new model in Fairview as of July 2019. We are moving from a brick and mortar model to a Mobile Services model, which means we will not continue to maintain our current rental site in Fairview. The Board and the...
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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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