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The Breitmayer Community Ministry was established in 1974 as a memorial to Douglas Breitmayer, minister of music at Grace for 14 years, who died far too young. Doug believed that each individual could make a difference in the lives of others.
Mission Statement of the Breitmayer Community Ministry:
We believe that God calls us to work for the community in which we live. To this end, the Breitmayer Community Ministry has been established by Grace United Methodist Church to:
Since 2007, the main focus of this ministry has been a summer computer camp offered in conjunction with Computer Village. For a nominal fee, junior high and high school students learn computer software, hardware, and how to build their own computers. In fact, they each take home a computer at the end of the camp! We look for campers who do not have computers in their homes. Know anyone who might like this opportunity? Specific information is posted yearly in March.
The Grace Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Nearly 100 clients are welcomed each week and provided with staples, fresh produce and meat choices, paper products, etc. The Food pantry is run by a group of dedicated volunteers which includes church members as well as volunteers from other churches and organizations. Volunteers are always needed for this vital service to our community. Please contact the church office for information regarding how to utilize this service. Secretary@graceumc-stl.org.
Click HERE to read our most recent Food Pantry Update.
Periodically, Grace participates in local SHED projects. Groups go to homes of the elderly or disabled and help with small projects. Often this group includes our college students.