Grace Presbyterian Church 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 205-758-1193

COVID-19: Responding grace-fully

Donations/Pledges

We need your gifts now more than ever.
Donate or pay your pledge online so we can continue to Respond Grace-fully through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

 

Christian Formation

We are finding new ways to stay connected while we are forced apart. Leslie and Cathy are posting lots of Christian Formation videos and resources for children and adults on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page.

 

Congregational Care

Need Assistance? If you or someone you know is struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, contact us.

Offer Assistance. Let us know your ideas. What are you able to offer to help those in our community who are most at risk? Start with the ideas under "Mission, Peace, and Justice," below.

Card Writing. If you are interested in writing and mailing cards to other members and friends, contact Susan Benke.

 

Food Pantry

Emergency Food Bags are available to anyone who needs them between our regular distributions. Call the office for more information. 205-758-1193

Distribution Information:

Loaves&Fishes Food Pantry will continue to operate on the 2nd Tuesday 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Next Distribution is May 12

Food Packing has been condensed to one day per month to limit the number of people in contact with food.

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow all recommendations from the West Alabama Food Bank and the CDC

Loaves&Fishes in the News:

"Loaves and Fishes with a Twist" Tuscaloosa News

"Donations Help Local Food Pantry" Northport Gazette

Mission, Peace, and Justice

We know that you want to know how you can help the community during this time. Click below to see our compiled resources for Mission, Peace, and Justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operations

As Alabama and Tuscaloosa re-open, we are following the law and the recommendations of our denomination’s national and regional leadership, which are guided by scientific information.

Office Hours. M-F, 9a-4p
Because Grace is considered an essential organization, we are still able to maintain an almost-normal schedule. We will do this as long as possible in order to provide food assistance to those in need of it.

Cleaning. While the congregation has been away from the building we have cleaned and sanitized our spaces. Lance Tucker, sexton, removed all content, including supplies, books, and furniture from every space used by our congregation. The deep clean included carpets and the pew and chair cushions. And, the sanitizing routine is not over. Twice-a-week, he sprays and wipes all hard and soft surfaces, including every doorknob and light switch. The rest of us are washing our hands often and keeping as much distance as is feasible between us as we do our work.

Staff Self-Care. We are doing our best to stay positive and healthy and to keep things as normal as we can. We are seeking out things to keep us grounded and help us deal with stress while we explore the exciting (and daunting) possibilities of online community. We also find solace in snuggle time with our dogs and cats. And, of course, we welcome and appreciate your prayers!