“Love God with all we are and love our neighbors as ourselves.”
When asked what was the greatest commandment, Jesus responded that it was to love God with all we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Our hope is to provide some very practical ways for our Grace-Snellville family to carry out the Great Commandment.
CLARKSTON HOUSE PROJECT
As you can see below, we are involved in the Clarkston community and have recently purchased a house which will be a center for job training, medical care and counseling. CLICK HERE to find out more.
When: Wednesdays during the Summer
Who: Middle & high school students and we need parent volunteers/chaperones
This is our weekly summer outreach in Clarkston to refugees from around the world. We do this by building relationships with families and through a weekly kids program at apartment complexes. Our goal is to cultivate friendships with these families, bring hope and share God’s love.
For more info, contact: kamal
One of the many places we love to go and befriend neighbors of many different backgrounds is the city of Clarkston. Clarkston was once called the most diverse square mile in the entire United States and is home to the majority of Atlanta’s refugee population. And we have opportunities for the whole family!
Peace of Thread
For women, you can build relationships with other women from around the world by serving with the organization Peace of Thread (contact , Founder).
The Lantern Project
For men, you walk alongside a refugee man as he seeks job training and employment through The Lantern Project (contact , Mentor Coordinator). The Grace Family of Churches is partnering with this training program designed to equip Clarkston refugees for long-term careers in construction. A key part of The Lantern Project is to pair each student with a mentor (construction experience is not required!) who will be a friend and a guide as they go through the program. This is an amazing opportunity for you to build a relationship with someone from a different culture. For info on the Spring Mentorship (Feb. 6 – Apr. 24) download this flyer.
For medical professionals, we have a medical outreach one Saturday morning a month that we’d love for you to be involved in (contact , Medical Outreach Coordinator).
And for the whole family, every summer we spend Wednesday nights in Clarkston with Generation Salaam where we mentor kids and befriend families. Throughout the year with Generation Salaam, we have special events like hosting a refugee family in your home for Thanksgiving or hosting affordable yard sales at apartment complexes in Clarkston for the families we befriend. If you’re interested in engaging in our Clarkston outreach in any way, we’d love for you to contact who oversees our work in this unique and beautiful community.
KOSOVO EXCHANGE PROGRAM
One of our opportunities that you can be a part of without ever having to board a plane stemmed from one of our international partnerships. For several years, we sent teams of young people to Kosovo and as our relationship progressed, we realized that the next natural progression in our friendship would be for the Kosovar students to come to Atlanta. So each year we have a handful of Kosovar students who stay for the entire year and then for one month we have around 20 students who join our community. If you are interested in hosting one of these students, please contact .
Grace also has a huge heart for serving foster children and foster families in Gwinnett County. Click here to learn more about this.