Outreach


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Grace Loves, the outreach arm of Grace Covenant Church,  exists to bring the hope found in Jesus through the people of Grace Covenant Church to tangibly embody His love through a lasting impact  in our community.

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Our mission is to show G.R.A.C.E to our city through the following strategy:

Gathering the Church:  We are preparing for over 1500 people actively engaging in Grace Loves through our weekly texts.

Reaching the Marginalized:  Join us in serving over 100,000 people living in the margins, meeting basic needs they might have while holding out the hope found in Jesus Christ.

Aiding the Frontline:  Come alongside our aggressive plan to give away over 15,000 care packages that radiate and express hope to those giving their lives away on the front line.  

Coordinating with Established Partners - This year we will take our commitment to local partners to new heights, increasing from 12 to 20 partnerships.

E
mpowering the Community - This year we will continue to establish robust systems that enable more schools and communities to participate with us in loving our city well.

    Serve

    Grace Loves: School Supply Drive
    When:  July 7 - July 31, 2021; Sunday - Friday 10AM - 4PM
    Where: Grace Covenant Church - Chantilly, VA

    Grace Loves is partnering with Love U More Foundation to provide At-Risk students in Loudoun County Public Schools with needed back-to-school supplies.  Volunteers are needed to purchase the following items and deliver to the church:

     

    • Pencils
    • Composition Books
    • Glue Sticks
    • Crayons
    • Highlighters
    • Colored Pencils

     

    Grace Loves: Evangelism Lab Pt.2
    When: Saturday, July 31, 2021
    Where: Grace Covenant Church - Chantilly, VA

    Have you ever felt overwhelmed at the thought of sharing your faith? Do you have a desire to connect with others about the hope of Jesus but don't know where to start? Do you feel like you need just a little coaching to help you move forward?

    This Evangelism Lab might just be perfect for you! Learn SIMPLE AND PRACTICAL next steps in how you confidently communicate the good news of Jesus to others. Register today!

    Register Here


    American Red Cross Blood Drive    
    When: July 16 and November 12, 2021
    Where: Grace Covenant Church - Chantilly, VA

    The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive. Donate blood to support their mission to help save lives - especially during this challenging time. Drives will be on-location at Grace Covenant Church.

     Register Here

     

    Mobile Hope - Sterling Stop #1 (Big Lots)
    When: Mondays - 5:45pm - 6:15pm
    Where: Sterling, VA

    Mobile Hope is a food pantry on wheels that serves and supports families in need.  GCC partners with other local churches to receive and deliver these needed items.  Volunteers needed to hand out items.

    Register Here

     
     

    Mobile Hope - Sterling Stop #2 (Sugarland Elementary)
    When: Tuesdays - 5:45pm - 6:15pm
    Where: Sterling, VA

    Mobile Hope is a food pantry on wheels that serves and supports families in need.  GCC partners with other local churches to receive and deliver these needed items.  Volunteers needed to hand out items.

    Register Here

     
    Mobile Hope - Manassas

    When: Mondays
    Where: Manassas, VA

    Mobile Hope is a food pantry on wheels that serves and supports families in need.  GCC partners with other local churches to receive and deliver these needed items.  Volunteers needed to hand out items.

    Register Here

    Mobile Hope - Chantilly
    When: Fridays
    Where: Chantilly, VA

    Mobile Hope is a food pantry on wheels that serves and supports families in need.  GCC partners with other local churches to receive and deliver these needed items.  Volunteers needed to hand out items.

    Register Here 

    Mobile Hope - Herndon - Stop#1
    When: Fridays, 10:45am- 12pm
    Where: Herndon, VA

    Mobile Hope is a food pantry on wheels that serves and supports families in need.  GCC partners with other local churches to receive and deliver these needed items.  Volunteers needed to hand out items.

    Register Here 

     

    Mobile Hope - Herndon - Stop#2
    When: Fridays, 12pm - 1pm
    Where: Herndon, VA

    Mobile Hope is a food pantry on wheels that serves and supports families in need.  GCC partners with other local churches to receive and deliver these needed items.  Volunteers needed to hand out items.

    Register Here

    Mobile Hope - Prep
    When: Wednesdays
    Where: Grace Covenant Church - Chantilly, VA

    Mobile Hope is a food pantry on wheels that serves and supports families in need.  Volunteers needed to help prepare donated items which are then distributed throughout the week.

    Register Here 

    Hospital Care Packing
    When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
    Where: Grace Covenant Church - Chantilly, VA

    Card ministry of hope and encouragement to the elderly, Covid patients and front-line workers.  Simple cards are created with prayer and creativity guarantees to bring the peace of Jesus wherever the recipient finds themselves.  Volunteers needed to help prepare packaging donated cards for distribution.

    Register Here 

    Hospital Care Cards
    When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Where: Grace Covenant Church - Chantilly, VA

    Card ministry of hope and encouragement to the elderly, Covid patients and front-line workers.  Volunteers needed to write and then drop off simple cards at GCC.

    Register Here 

    Police Officer Cards
    When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Where: Grace Covenant Church - Chantilly, VA

    Card ministry of hope and encouragement to our police officers.  Volunteers needed to write and then drop off simple cards at GCC.

    Register Here 

     

    Give to Grace Loves

    Give directly to Grace Loves by selecting the fund "Mercy/Benevolence" on our PushPay giving page.

    Learn about our Partnerships

    CENTREVILLE:

    Stone Middle School 
    Stone Middle School houses over 800 students and exists to develop students that become viable contributors to their community while growing in a greater passion for knowledge.  Grace Outreach partners with SMS through various character development programs, Financial Peace University for students and ongoing food and need drives throughout the year. 

    London Towne Elementary School 
    London Towne exists to maximize student potential with the goal of forming well-rounded lifelong leaders that impact their communities.  As a Title 1 school, they receive government funding to assist students in low income areas reach the challenging standards of Fairfax County.  We plan to come alongside London Towne’s through mentoring, tutoring and ongoing food and backpack drives.

    CHANTILLY:

    Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
    WFCM is celebrating 33 years of engaging the needs of the 70,000 county residents that live below the poverty line as a safety net.  They provide emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities, financial counseling and budgeting classes and basic needs such as food assistance through their pantry.  We are honored to come alongside of them to provide volunteer support and backpack and food drives.

    Katherine Hanley Family Shelter
    Katherine Hanley is a community based, non-profit organization that provides intervention, safe housing and supportive services to homeless families and victims of violence in our community. They are well on their way to creating a strategy to prevent and end homelessness and domestic violence to which it is a privilege to serve their families once a month with meal and a moment to connect with their families. 

    HERNDON:

    Mobile Hope
    Mobile Hope provides support and emergency shelter to at-risk, precariously housed or homeless youth up to age 24, empowering them to become self-sufficient. During this pandemic, Mobile Hope has pivoted like so many non-profits to serve the needs of those most at risk by providing weekly food support. Their impact has been far reaching, serving over 150,000 in 2020 alone. GCC has worked hand in hand each week with Mobile Hope to serve and support thousands in Chantilly, Manassas, Herndon and Sterling. 

    FAIRFAX:
     

    Young Lives
    Young Life is a Christian based campus ministry that exists to help students find belonging and community that embodies the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.  An offset of Young Life, is Young Lives, an organization that comes around high school girls that have gotten pregnant.  With patience, commitment and grace, Young Lives gives stability and practical support to these young ladies who are in enormous transition, while helping them discover the purpose of their life and their child.  Grace Covenant Church assists Young Lives through ongoing mentorship, support of a multiplicity of practical needs and a commitment to offer a net of provision to the moms they serve. 

    MANASSAS:

    Yorkshire Elementary School
    Yorkshire Elementary School is a Title 1 school that is committed to forming and shaping the whole child.  Serving over 600 students coming from multiple nations, YES is actively engaging community support to assist in the needs of this school.  We are entering our tenth year of partnership with YES and are excited to continue character classes, tutoring and ongoing food and backpack drives for families. 

    Loch Lomond Elementary School
    Loch Lomond Elementary School is a Title 1 school that is committed to an environment of belief in every student, leading to the formation of courageous and inspired students who are committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning.  Serving over 550 students, LLES is one of the most diverse schools in PWCS, with a high rate of turnover on a year to year basis.  GCC is committed to serving and supporting LLES through ongoing food drives, creative staff support events, backpack drives, coat drives, and more. 

    RESTON:

    Embry Rucker Community Shelter 
    The Embry Rucker Community Shelter is a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for individuals and families.  They are dedicated to helping their clients overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and facilitate their transition to stable housing.  We serve monthly meals to residents and support them with ongoing supplies where needed. 

    STERLING:

    Women Giving Back
    Women Giving Back supports women and children in crisis on a first step to stability by providing quality clothing at no cost, necessary food to supply for immediate needs and toiletry and diaper needs all assisted by a caring and committed community. Grace Covenant Church proudly supports this organization with necessary diapers, toiletry needs and volunteer support.

    Mosaic Virginia

    Since 1994, Mosaic has been supporting Loudoun County with the ministry of presence.  They are committed to being available to support women facing unexpected pregnancy, struggling with a past pregnancy decision, sexual health issues, and supporting individuals overwhelmed and unprepared at the thought of being a parent—or being a parent again.  We do this by offering community funded and confidential medical services, peer mentoring and educational opportunities to our community. Because our services are free, we have nothing to gain or lose from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.

    GAINESVILLE:
     

    Carried to Full Term
    Carried to Full Term is a Christ-centered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing long-term housing to pregnant women in crisis including women who have been abandoned and are homeless for up to 24 months in a very structured setting. We believe every baby deserves a home and in support of that belief, our overall goal is to transform the lives of the mothers to have them become self-sufficient and independent.

    CITY WIDE:

    Time to Fly
    The faith-based mission of the Time To Fly Foundation (TTF)  is a recognized expert in the space of domestic abuse prevention/ intervention healing. TTF uses a holistic approach to help women regain their God given worth, break the generational cycle of dating/domestic abuse, and strengthen the family unit with the truths of Christ. Since its inception in 2000, TTF serves over a thousand women in the Washington Metropolitan Area using both spiritual and practical life skills training.

    Cords of Love 
    Cords of Love, International is a 501(c)(3) Christian based organization with a mission to make handcrafted baby blankets to be distributed world-wide as well as locally to those in need.  Cords of Love provides care packages for new moms or caregivers filled with both a blanket and Bible. They believe that in these acts of love and compassion, they are impacting the Kingdom of God and are a vital part of families encountering the love of Jesus Christ. 

    GLOBAL:
     

    International Justice Mission 
    International Justice Mission finds the children and families who are victims of violence, forced labor, or sex trafficking. They then support local police in rescue operations and help meet the victims’ urgent needs, like safe housing, food, medical care, counseling, and education. IJM is committed to walking alongside survivors until they are fully restored.  IJM also tirelessly works to bring criminals to justice and is committed to the strengthening of the justice system.