Ways We Serve

Free Meal

Every Wednesday


5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

With a significant percentage of the Rochester Community School students on the free or reduced lunch program, the idea of a Grace free meal outreach ministry was conceived.  Held on Wednesdays, this meal is available to anyone desiring a nutritious supper and


We now serve over one hundred fifty people at each meal. Each week we rotate churches that prepare the meal. The churches involved are the First Christian Church, First Baptist Church, Mill Creek Church, Olive Branch, and Grace Church.


The community free meal is served every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Carry-out services are available at 6:30

The meal is located downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Church.

Coins for Christ

Coins for Christ is a quarterly fund we collect during church services. We have two Jars that we have members or guest drop coins into. These are located in the “Bridge Area” of the Church At the end of the quarter all proceeds will go to the charity that the Mission Team has designated for that quarter.


The Fulton County Public Library-Christmas Child Program will be the recipient of the 3rd Qtr. Coins for Christ.  Connecting incarcerated parents with their children at Christmas is the goal of the Christmas Child Program.  The parent is videotaped reading a book and the child then receives the video DVD, the book and a stuffed animal as a Christmas present from their parent.  Last year Andrea Stineback and Cloeann Choate were able to bring Christmas blessings to about 30 children through this program. What a wonderful way to spread Christmas cheer to those that need it most.  If this program touches your heart you may also write a check to Grace Church with FC Library Christmas Child on the memo line. Thanks to all for your generosity.

Prayer Shawl Ministry



Prayer Shawls ministry is a ministry we have to give peace, joy and comfort to those who are terminally ill or that have recently had a health related issues. The prayer shawls are prayed over by the pastor and the ladies who make them. Our recipients are overwhelmed by the love and comfort these bring to them!  If you knit or Crochet and would like to make a Shawl, please contact the church office!  

Clean Slate 

Clean Slate, a brand new ministry of Grace UMC, started in the spring of 2018!  The purpose of this ministry to to provide those in our community with hygiene products who have no way of purchasing these items. Our new Clean Slate ministry is already working on ways to use funds to provide these personal hygiene items (like soaps, shampoos, toothbrushes, razors, etc.) to those who need but cannot afford them.  The hope is to expand that scope to include other ways to help people hygienically.

Beeman House: On-Going Needs List

Needed All Year Long

New Items Preferred

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet Paper

  • Facial Tissue

  • Feminine Hygiene Products

  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)

  • Baby Wipes

  • Trash Bags

    • Tall Kitchen​

    • 30 Gal. Size

  • Freezer Bags (assorted sizes)

  • Toothpaste

  • Single Toothbrushes

  • Ladies' Deodorant

  • Men's Deodorant

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner 

  • Hair brushes, Combs, Etc.

  • Soap/Body Wash

  • Razors

    • ​Women's ​​

    • Men's

  • Socks

    • Men ​

    • Women 

    • Children

  • Underwear

    • Men​

    • Women

    • Children

  • Slippers

    • Men​

    • Women

    • Children

  • Manual Can Openers

  • New Toys & Gifts for Boys & Girls

    • (Ages 0-17 [unwrapped with age specified])

    • to be used as birthday presents, special prizes for children participating in Beaman Home Programs

  • NIPSCO Energy Gift Certificates

    • Helps Pay Utilities at Emergency Shelter​

2018 Free Meal Calendar