Community Work is a practical opportunity for us to BE the liturgy that we practice. We carefully discern our longterm partnerships with movements that resonate with our community.
GraceWorks Ministries, Inc. was founded in 1995, when area concerned citizens and faith leaders came together and decided Williamson County needed a central place to send people who needed help with food, clothing and financial assistance. By pooling church resources with private and public sectors, GraceWorks was able to provide more help for many needs to better serve our community, rather than duplicating efforts.
Today, GraceWorks has expanded upon these relationships to establish a referral network with other agencies to provide help for immediate needs and long-term resources. GraceWorks has four program areas that make up the acronym F.I.S.H. — family support, instructional programs, seasonal needs and hunger prevention. They depend on more than 200 volunteers each week to accomplish their mission. So, we would like to make you aware of some needs:
Tag & sort clothes
Price & organize home goods
Sort, fold & price linens
Sort new donations
Organize & clean
Assemble Fuel Bags
Process new food donations
Sort food by type & expiration date
Organize stored foods in warehouse
Restock pantry shelves
Fill grocery carts
Enter client & donation information
Create signage, file, organize supplies
Answer phones & assist clients
Neighbor Services (GraceWorker)
Undergo training to assist our neighbors
Volunteers are vital to the Harpeth Conservancy’s success. Much of our restoration work and community impact relies on the generosity of individuals who give their time and talent to assist on various projects. Harpeth Conservancy has a variety of volunteer opportunities for community members who are interested in protecting and restoring our water resources, acquiring new knowledge and skills, and having a great time! If you are ready to dive in, meet new people, and actively work toward preserving our water resources for future generations, sign up today to join our fantastic volunteer team. Depending on the activity, training may be required.
As A Rocha takes a local shape here in Music City, part of our work involves building community among songwriters and creating opportunities for them to learn about ecological issues and come together for songwriting retreats. The first volume of “The A Rocha Project” – an album of songs written around the theme of creation care – is in production. Our first hands-on conservation project is also in development. We are working on a Backyard Biodiversity Project which will connect people to the world outside their own back door, and allow them to learn with and work with others to enhance the biodiversity of the urban and suburban places they live.
Please contact Jenna Henderson if you have questions or would like to get involved.