Join Grace Community Church this month as we partner once again with Children’s Hunger Fund to bring hope and healing to communities and families in crisis.
Starting Sunday, October 4th, you can stop by the Legacy1 table every Sunday in October in the lobby at church. Take home an empty box (or 2 or 3!) and a shopping list. Fill your box during the month of October. On Sunday, November 1st, our entire church will come together and celebrate by bringing our filled boxes to church for CHF to collect and distribute. Our goal is to provide 200 boxes to hungry families in need. Won’t you join us?
Each box provides enough meals for a family of four for about a week and costs just about $20 to fill. Not only will you be feeding a family in need, but every box you pack will be delivered by a volunteer who will also share the gospel and the love of Jesus with that family.
Eager to get started on the shopping list to fill up your box? Download it here.
Every 25 cent donation provides a meal to a hungry child. Donate to CHF here.
Grace Community Church started Legacy1 in 2016 honor of our dear friend, Emilee Hurst, who passed away at the young age of 18. We each have just one life to live and one legacy that we’ll leave behind. Every year, our Grace family comes together to honor the memory of Emilee by leaving a legacy of our own to bring hope and healing to families in crisis.
“It’s hard to put into words how special my daughter was, besides having a kind soul and a loving heart, she was so much more than that to our family. She was and still is the glue that holds us together. I cherish every moment I had with her, even though it’s so painful that it was so short. At the time of her passing, Emilee was still trying to figure out her place in the world. In high school she couldn’t decide if she wanted dance or work with the animals, so being the overachiever that she is of course she decided to do both. From the moment she woke up in the morning until she went to bed, she was either doing school work, working on a dance routine or taking care of her goats in FFA; even with all that going on she still found time for her friends and family and God.
On the weekends she would make Grace Community Church her number one priority above anything else and volunteered to teach Sunday school. She talked all the time about her class and how she loved teaching the word of God to the little ones. I could tell she had a real passion for it. I really did not know the impact Emilie had on others until after her passing and when the church reached out to our family about starting Legacy1 with Children’s Hunger Fund. My biggest fear was that there would not be a lot of interest but I was quickly proven wrong when we attended the first food drive event and hundreds of people showed up, many of them complete strangers. I even had a few people come up to me , mostly parents of younger kids, telling me how much their son/daughter loved Emilee and that child was on her dance team or in her Sunday school class. It really humbled my heart knowing how much love and kindness my daughter gave others and the impact that her life had on others. I am always amazed that every year we have done Legacy1 people are still showing up to volunteer for a good cause to honor my daughter’s legacy. Even in turbulent times like we have now, the church is working hard to put on Legacy1 in a safe way while still carrying on Emilee’s memory. Speaking on behalf of my husband and Emilee’s siblings and myself, I can say we are truly blessed to have Legacy1 and the partnership with Children’s Hunger Fund to really make a positive difference in peoples lives. It is really the embodiment of who Emilee was as a person and the legacy she left behind.” -Deanna Hurst, Emilee’s mom
We hope you’ll join us as we continue to honor Emilee.
You have one life. What legacy will you leave?