GraceWorks is an outreach of South Shore Baptist Church.
Our mission statement:
In obedience to God, and in imitation of Christ himself, GraceWorks will seek to love our neighbors, care for the needy, and glorify God through practical acts of service.
Would you like to serve and don't know where to begin?
We have vetted and support several local agencies that we can recommend or connect you with. There is a wide range of choices to satisfy diverse interests and skills.
Contact Louise Villani who can help you get started, either on your own or with a group.
A few of the suggested places you can serve:
- South Shore Elder Services, Inc.
Meals on Wheels, Money Management assistance, Friendly Visitor to Elderly and more
- Friends of the Homeless on the South Shore
Work as a tutor, driver, babysitter and more
- New Hope Correctional Ministry
Assist ministry partners by correcting Bible Study tests and providing written feedback and encouragement to inmates
- Talking Information Center Network
Record a variety of print materials for the visually impaired
- rEcess respite program for families who have children with special needs.
- See our brochure for more information.
The Bethesda House in Pembroke provides a residential home where support, education, and a Christian environment surround pregnant mothers in need. There are a variety of ways for you to volunteer: day or evening care, transportation, babysitting, and more. Learn more about the mission of Bethesda House and volunteer opportunities at: https://bethesdahousema.org/
Special Needs Ministries of GraceWorks
If you would like to serve here in church, you could be a great help to families who have children with special needs. GraceWorks has created two in-house opportunities to serve these families:
rEcess is a once-a-month respite program for families who have children with special needs. Visit our rEcess page to learn more.
ACCESS provides a "Buddy System" where a caring adult is paired with a child who has special needs in our Children's Wing on Sunday. We want all children to have the chance to learn and grow in their faith regardless of their abilities. The "buddy" facilitates this through assisting the child and various teachers.
If you would like to be a “buddy” to a child with special needs (adults and older teens are welcome) or you have a child with special needs, please get in touch with Sue Bush.