Grace Homecoming Schedule

Join us the weekend of October 5-6 as we celebrate 20 years of God’s blessing at Grace Community Church. Activities will include a mission blitz, 48 hours of prayer, Saturday evening dinner, and a special service at McDowell High School.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Ministry blitz: 9:00am – 3:00pm (see ministry blitz tab here for specific times for each ministry opportunity)

Dinner: 5:30pm in the Grace main sanctuary 

Sunday, Oct. 6

Coffee/Fellowship: 9:00am (in the McDowell High School commons)

Worship: 10:00am (in the McDowell High School gym)

Homecoming Weekend
Ministry Blitz

A Non-Profit Community Ministry that provides a working farm experience that teaches responsibility, builds Christian character and self-esteem for kids in Foster Care, kinship care or crisis situations. On Saturday, October 5 during the Grace Ministry Blitz you can come alongside the Hope 29:11 participants and Mentors and help with numerous projects on the farm. Projects include: helping kids clean stalls and paddock areas, painting a barn, cut brush & small trees and enclosing a barn room.

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Location: Burgin Family Farm

A ministry that assembles and distributes feminine hygiene kits to girls and women around the world alongside much needed health education. During the Grace Ministry Blitz you will have a chance to cut, pin and stack different elements that will later be sewn and assembled. Anyone is welcome to come learn more about this ministry that enables girls to stay in school. Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.

Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

Location: The YC Building

Thousands of children are in the Foster Care System. They are waiting for a family to call them theirs. We are collecting items they will need for the winter. The winter care packages will include hats, gloves, scarves, socks, lotion and chapstick. Any of those items you can donate would be greatly appreciated. Those items will be distributed to children across our region. Drop off time for the items will be October 5th from 9am-1pm at the Youth Building.

Time: 9:00 am –  1:00 pm

Location: The YC Building

Our local shelter is in need of several products. Funding for this organization is limited, so they are unable to keep stock of everyday items. We will be collecting toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant and other hygiene products. The products will be delivered to the shelter on October 5th. 


Time: 9:00 am-3:30pm

Location: McDowell County Women’s Shelter

Housing is a huge issue in our county. Many people struggle to keep up with the repairs needed to keep their home safe and dry. We try to assist at least 6 individuals/families per year to improve the conditions of their home. On October 5th, we will put metal roofing on 2 homes. We will need skilled workers and non-skilled workers. We will meet at 7:00 am at the church and then go to the work sites to include two small housing/yard projects.

Time: 7:00 am – ?

Location: The main building at Grace

GracePark is used by multiple families every Saturday for birthday parties. Bring your gloves, a pitchfork, and even wheelbarrow. We will pull weeds, spread mulch and tidy up the park. We will also work around the Youth Building and Offices.

Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm (if we get finished!)

 Location: GracePark

We will be splitting and distributing firewood to individuals in need throughout the community. If anyone has a chainsaw or wood splitter, be sure to bring it along. It will truly be a great day! 

Location: “Waycaster Stone” – 5455 Highway 221 North, Marion, NC

Time: 8:00 am – ?

A great way for grace students & families to engage communities around our church. At all locations kids will play games, make crafts, have lunch, & hear the gospel. These will be led by Grace Students.

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Location-We will meet at Grace.

Starting on the afternoon of Friday Oct. 4th, we will be packing up all the sound equipment, lights, and computers from the church and moving it to the McDowell high gym. There, we will be setting everything up in preparation for the Sunday morning service. We will need volunteers throughout the entire weekend. If you feel led to volunteer in this capacity, please contact Dave Snider and coordinate the time in which your assistance will be needed. 

Time: Friday Oct. 4th at 4:00 pm – ? pm.

Location: Grace church main building and the McDowell High Gym.

Contact: Dave Snider at (828) 442-0291.

Right after the Sunday morning service ends, we will be packing all the sound equipment, lights, and computers from the McDowell high gym and moving it back to the Grace main building. All are welcome to help…the more the merrier.

Time: 12:00 pm – ?

Location: The McDowell High Gym and Grace church’s main building.


Register for the ministry blitz

Homecoming Meal RSVP

Grace will host a special homecoming dinner on Saturday, October 5 at 5:30 pm in the Grace main sanctuary. Reservations for the homecoming meal are now full. Thank you for supporting this event.

Invite you’re one to this special time at Grace. Download a pdf to email or print here.

Invite you’re one to this special time at Grace. Download a pdf to email or print here.

48 Hours of Prayer

Grace will participate in 48 hours of prayer from Wednesday, October 2 from 9 p.m. until Friday, October 4 at 9 p.m. (48 hours). The sign-up sheet will be available at the First Steps desk in the Grace lobby starting  Sunday, September 15. People should sign up to pray for one hour during that time period. After they have prayed, they will call the next person on the list to remind them to pray. They may have a short prayer with that person if they desire. This prayer time will be specifically for our Sunday homecoming worship service and for the lost to be saved. We also need to pray for the building project.  

Time: Wednesday, October 2 from 9 p.m. until Friday, October 4 at 9 p.m.

Location: Anywhere.

Contact: [email protected]