Add this location
to my itinerary
Grace United Church
This building was made in 1852, initially used by Presbyterians, but was purchased by the Methodists in 1874.
On the third Thursday of each month from October through April, volunteers take turns organizing and serving a lunch at Grace United Church . This lunch is offered as an opportunity for all members of the community to join with is for a good meal and some fellowship. There is no charge for the lunch but patrons are requested to give a donation if they are able. The proceeds from the community lunches go to various outreach projects.
Caribbean Workers Offshore Project
At Grace we are very involved in CWOP, a multi-denominational project which seeks to provide spiritual support to the many seasonal workers that travel from Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean to work for local farmers in the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula . CWOP brings ministers from the Caribbean to Canada for a six-week period each summer. While they are here they visit the men nightly at the farms and conduct worship services each Sunday evening. The ministers are hosted by families in the congregations of the supporting churches, and driven to the farms by volunteers. Each week one of the supporting churches takes the responsibility of hosting a fellowship hour after the service, including providing refreshments. This project, particularly the contact with one of their own ministers, is greatly appreciated by the Caribbean workers.
The Evergreen Singers of Niagara Inc was started in 1998 as an outreach project of Grace United Church and it continues today as a community mixed chorus, mainly seniors, who gather for the pure joy of making music together. Members are drawn from all parts of the Niagara Region. The Singers meet each Monday afternoon at Grace for rehearsal, September through May. The Evergreen Singers regularly perform informal concerts for retirement and nursing homes, community functions and fund-raisers for Churches and non-profit groups in the region. www.evergreensingers.com