Seeking the Peace of the City
When we serve our neighbors with sympathy and compassion and seek to bring about the things that God desires for our city, we reveal the reality of God’s Kingdom reign among us. We battle injustices because we believe that it grieves God’s heart when people are treated unfairly. We feed the hungry because Christ identified himself with those who are hungry and thirsty. We work to break the cycle of poverty so that our communities might understand the power of God to transform lives.
We invite you to serve God alongside us as we seek to bring peace and blessing to our neighbors.
Join us the third Saturday of the month at Shalom Farms - a local food access and community development ministry - as we help ensure everyone in our city has access to God's bounteous gift of nutritious produce. We'll be on the farm from 9:00-11:00 AM. Please RSVP to Nelson Reveley at email@example.com if you would like to join. Carpooling from the church parking lot at 8:00 am (and returning by noon) is possible if there is interest. Otherwise, you can meet us out on the farm at 9:00 am (1033 Rock Castle Rd, Goochland, VA 23063). The dates for 2016 are: March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, and October 15.
Jobs for Life (STEP)
The STEP Jobs for Life program is a soft skills job training ministry that uses a biblically based curriculum, paired with a team of mentors, pastors, and business leaders, to help a group of students discover who they are, what gifts and interests they possess, and what roadblocks they face in achieving their goals. The program is running on Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:30 pm, in Grace Covenant's fellowship hall from February 16 - June 7. If you would like to volunteer (help with set up, meals, childcare, business contacts) or simply sit in to learn more about the program, please join us and contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 359-2463. You can also learn more about Jobs for Life here.
Help house and feed 30-40 homeless men or women each winter or spring at Grace Covenant. We will have our week of CARITAS again in the fall of 2017.
The Richmond Justice Initiative strives to prevent human trafficking through the Richmond area, both through prevention efforts with local partners and through state and national efforts to strengthen anti-trafficking laws. Service days involve visiting local gas stations and other likely trafficking stops to distribute emergency hotlines to employees and discuss with them how to be vigilant in observing potential trafficking situations.
Spend time tutoring underprivileged children in Church Hill.
Support Boaz & Ruth to rebuild lives and communities in the Highland Park neighborhood of Richmond through relationships, training, transitional jobs, and economic revitalization.
- Shalom Farms
- Elijah House Academy
- RJI (Richmond Justice Initiative)
- Boaz & Ruth
- RISC (Richmonders Involved to Strengthen our Communities)
- CHAT (Church Hill Activities and Tutoring)
- STEP (Strategies to Elevate People)
- AFREIM (African Evangelical International Ministries)
- Camp Hanover
To find out how you can serve God and our neighbors through one of these local agencies please contact Nelson Reveley.