Save the date for December Grace Ministries : Saturday, Dec. 18th,  2021, beginning at 7:00AM

If you know of an individual or family in need, please spread the word about this free food, diaper and clothing distribution event open to all. Currently Grace Ministries is a contactless drive-thru event  that usually starts about 7 a.m. Below you will find information on volunteering with Grace Ministries and how to donate clothing to Grace Ministries. Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who make this event such a success.

Grace Ministries Clothing Donations

Grace Ministries Now Accepting Donations of Gently-Used Clothing

Grace Ministries will resume offering our guests fall and winter clothing and household items in September and October. There will not be a clothing distribution in November and in December during our special Thanksgiving and Christmas events.

Beginning October 1, Grace Ministries will  be accepting donations of good quality fall and winter clothing, including lightly-used or new coats for adults and children. Due to  limited storage, please do not donate summer or spring items at this time.  Thank you for being a part of Grace Ministries with your gifts, your time, and your prayers!

Donation Guidelines

Please only donate items that you would wear or feel comfortable giving to a family member or friend. Items that are stained, torn, moldy or mildewed are not good candidates.  Ideally, please wash or dry clean any items before donating.  Thank you for helping our donations reflect the goodness of our church and the best for our guests!

You can drop off your clothing donations during church office hours. Please ring our doorbell and make sure someone accepts your donation. If you have any questions about donating, please feel free to contact the church office first at 703-978-8724. We respectfully ask that you do not leave boxes or bags of clothes outside the church building. Thank you!

Thank you for being a part of Grace Ministries with your gifts, your time, and your prayers!

2021 Grace Ministries Schedule

Remaining Grace Ministries Events for 2021

Saturday morning, Dec. 18 : Special Christmas Food & Toy Distribution (no clothing this month)

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Grace Ministries at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church is currently being offered in a drive-thru format on the fourth Saturday of most months in the parking lot of the church located at 9203 Braddock Road, Burke, Va., 22015.

The great impact Grace Ministries has on the community

Pastor Jiyeon spoke about the important work done by Grace Ministries volunteers during St. Stephen’s 11 a.m. Service on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Please watch the short video above!

Volunteer to support the Grace Ministries Monthly Food and Clothing Distribution

Help Those In Need

Volunteer to support the Grace Ministries Food and Clothing Distribution

If you would like to be a Grace Ministries volunteer, sign up now by visiting Grace Ministries  Volunteers.

Leadership Volunteer Opportunities

We are resuming distribution of gently-used clothing at our September and October Grace Ministries events.  We hope to be able to continue outside distribution of these items when the weather is nice.
If you would like to be a Grace Ministries volunteer, sign up now by visiting Grace Ministries  Volunteers.
We are seeking a volunteer to shepherd this ministry. This leadership volunteer position would require visiting  St. Stephen’s about once a week to monitor and organize donations, prep and plan for the monthly distribution and coordinate and plan the number of volunteers needed to assist.
Please contact Mike Keppler via the St. Stephen’s online Connect page at  www.ststephensfairfax.org/connect  or call the church office at 703-978- 8724  to volunteer or to get more info. Thank you!
Thank you to all our volunteers who make Grace Ministries a success.

The Panera “Doughnation” Team

The Panera “Doughnation” Team has continued pick-up throughout the pandemic and we are now looking for some more volunteers to pick up once or twice a month at the Panera on Rolling Road in Burke.
Pick-up time is 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Pick-up Team volunteer will take the bread, bagels and pastries to the freezers in the back hall of the church for storage. Please contact Carol Caputo via the St. Stephen’s online Connect page at  www.ststephensfairfax.org/connect or call the church office at 703-978- 8724  to volunteer or to get more info. Thank you!
Thank you to all our volunteers who make Grace Ministries a success. If you would like to be a Grace Ministries volunteer, sign up now by visiting Grace Ministries  Volunteers.
Are you a high school or college student looking for service hours? Volunteering with Grace Ministries is a great opportunity for you.

If Grace Ministries’ volunteer opportunities  do not fit your schedule, our Green Groceries program is  also seeking volunteers. First Fridays/Green Groceries  takes place  the first Friday of each month. To volunteer to support this program  please visit First Friday Volunteers

Thank you for your support!