Baby Grace Ministry


 

SPRING/SUMMER CLOTHES CLOSET

 

Your donations are needed for the Baby Grace Spring/Summer Clothes Closet.  Kindly donate gently used clothing sizes 0 to 5T, childcare items, toys and books (used or new are appreciated).

 

DONATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY May 8

 

 Check our Facebook page:  Baby Grace Kansas City,

or this website for times to volunteer with sorting and set-up.

Be sure to follow & LIKE us on Facebook at our new site:  Baby Grace Kansas City.

 

 

All-Church Mission Initiative

 

Baby Grace Ministry

St John’s is beginning a Missions Initiative, Baby Grace. We are uniting with nine United Methodist churches in the Missouri Conference currently supporting existing Baby Grace Ministries. St. John’s introduced the ministry to the urban Kansas City area.  While each of the nine programs operates a bit differently, they share a philosophy: “Every child, regardless of the circumstances that brought them into the world, deserves unconditional love and grace.”

Baby Grace began at the Buckner UMC in 2006 as an outreach for teen mothers in the Fort Osage School District. The ministry quickly grew to support any young parents with children, newborn to age five, in the greater metro area. The ministry has served more than 500 children from over 350 families by supplying care packages, church camp scholarships and diapers. A distribution center provides free new and gently used mother/baby items for Baby Grace families, too. Baby Grace also offers a spiritual outreach of prayers, support and seminars. Each of the Missouri churches, located in rural Missouri and the outer suburbs of Kansas City, have added to the number of families served.

To volunteer to be part of this ministry please contact: Ruth Gerald, Missions Team Chairman at ragerald@netscape.net.

 

 

Baby Grace Volunteer Tasks

  • Fund Raising
  • Surveying the Kansas City urban area to see what other programs are available so we avoid duplicating efforts and to determine what classes to offer
  • Build Welcome Gift Bags
  •  Collection of Items for the Baby Grace Shop - clothing, baby items, toys, etc.
  • Publicity for obtaining clients for Baby Grace
  • Publicity to the community – friends, other area churches, service organizations, businesses, stores and manufacturers to gain their participation
  • Construction and decoration of the Baby Grace Shop
  • Volunteers for diaper hand-out – 2nd Saturday each month between 9:00 a.m. and Noon
  • Volunteers to staff the Baby Grace Shop - 2nd Saturday every three months and to stock and set up the Shop during the previous week
  • Fellowship with the parents and children
  • Classes and Seminars for the parents
  • Finding other support agencies and help for the young parents
  • Prayers for the parents and children

IMMEDIATE:

 

Disposable Diapers (all sizes)

Diaper Cream

Baby Wipes

Hand Sanitizer

Pacifiers (new only!)

Quilts

Receiving Blankets – hand knitted or crocheted blankets

Burp Clothes

Bible Story Books (new)

 

 

ITEMS FOR BABY GRACE SHOP

All items may be new or used

CLOTHING: sizes Newborn to 5/5T

BABY ITEMS: (All items must pass child safety regulations!)

Pack & Play; high chairs; booster seats; strollers; swings; changing pads; diaper bags; baby carriers; gyms & play mats; bouncers; bath tubs; bath toys; towels & wash cloths; safety gates; baby monitors; baby bottles; breast pumps; toddler dinnerware & silverware; bibs.

TOYS: Ages Newborn to 5 years (All toys must pass CPSC safety standards!)