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St. Francis Day Pet Blessing and Reception Oct. 4th
Many of our parishioners are also heavily involved in the following community ministries: many receive financial support from us through special offerings at holidays.
Monthly musical offerings for the community–hosted in Grace Church most months.
Constructing homes for those afflicted by the 2011 tornado in Joplin.
Providing safe haven for women and families dealing with abuse– 2011-13 construction of Rose Cottage transitional family home by our Diocese; Grace Church provided endowment for utilities.
Dog, cat and small animal veterinary and adoption services
Origin in the Grace Church Shelter established in the 1990s, providing short term safe housing for individuals and families in crisis.
Providing welcome and assistance in our local hospital
Providing backpacks filled with school supplies and weekend nutrition for children at risk in our community–administered by parishioner Amy Grimes
Providing books to every fourth grader in Carthage, stocking a number of little lending libraries throughout town (original one on our grounds), and a reading incentives bag with nursery rhymes to every child born at Mercy McCune Brooks–president is parishioner Larry Hartman
an intensive weekend experience sharing our faith with inmates at Cameron and Chillicothe Correctional Facilities–several men of the parish have participated in this remarkable ministry over the past four years.