Let Justice Run Down Like Water (Amos 5:24)
We are a justice-seeking congregation, and we take it seriously. I’m not talking about social activism or something militant. I’m talking about taking steps to improve our community and our world. Working towards a just society may sound like Utopia, but it’s the gospel.
–Judith Reedy, Senior Minister
On Sundays, Grace is a church. The rest of the week, it’s a preschool, a medical clinic, a legal clinic, a sanctuary for teen mothers, a new monastic community serving the poor, and a community center. Though we are a small congregation, with 300 members, we live our commitment to service every day by housing multiple critical community programs within our walls. Click each program name to learn more about it.
- Agape Clinic: Housed in the basement, the clinic services the health care needs of low-income citizens. Volunteer physicians, nurse practitioners, and others offer immunizations, treatment for chronic and short-term illness, laboratory tests, and specialty care.
- Bonhoeffer House: Located next to the church, a monastic community of seminary students who live and worship together while offering spiritual, emotional, and physical support for neighbors in need.
- Alley’s House: In the former parsonage, empowers teen mothers and their children to achieve independence through support services, education, and mentoring.
- East Dallas Legal Clinic: Founded by Dallas jurist Judge Merrill Hartman and housed in the Fellowship Hall, offers pro bono legal aid to eligible low-income citizens, providing help with services ranging from family law to bankruptcy and homeless issues.
- Open Door Preschool: Housed in the basement, is an accredited, Christian preschool that prepares multicultural and non-English speaking students for learning success.
- Project Transformation: Takes place in multiple rooms all over the church. This summer program engages young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, supports underserved children and families, and connects churches to communities in need. Children maintain and improve their literacy, interns maximize their leadership skills, and reading volunteers serve in meaningful ways with the children.
- Stephen Ministry: Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one caring ministry for those experiencing difficult times.