Your ongoing, regular support of Grace Chapel allows us to minister locally and supports many regional and global partners.
In response to the current increased needs we are collecting a special “COVID-19 Response Fund.” Your donation to the “COVID-19 Response Fund” is a gift above and beyond your regular giving to Grace Chapel. It will allow us to meet some very pressing needs in Greater Boston and beyond during this global pandemic.
Grace Chapel’s “COVID-19 Response Fund” will be shared with our ministry partner, the Boston Project Ministry in Dorchester, and Agencia ALPHA, a social ministry of Congregation Lion of Judah serving Spanish-speaking immigrants in Greater Boston.
In addition, we will tithe 10% of Grace Chapel’s “COVID-19 Response Fund” to two of our global partners, World Relief Malawi and Good News for India in northeast India, who are addressing the food security implications of the pandemic there.
How to Give
COVID-19 Special Offering
Supporting our COVID-19 Special Offering is easy! Simply use the link above to make a one-time special gift. You can also give through our app by tapping the Give option in the main menu. If you'd like to give with a check, please include "COVID-19 Offering" in the memo line and mail it to our Finance Team:
attn: Finance Dept.
Grace Chapel Ministry Offices
3 Militia Drive, Lexington MA 02421
Agencia ALPHA seeks to integrate Spanish-speaking immigrants in Greater Boston and through out the Commonwealth into the social, political, and economic fabric of society and improve their quality of life in the United States. It is an immigrant-led, faith-based, grassroots organization, focusing on legalization and citizenship services, community organizing, and leadership development.
In response to COVID-19, Agencía ALPHA is distributing funds directly to families who are ineligible for the federal stimulus bill. A significant portion of COVID-19 relief grant funding to date is restricted to residents of the City of Boston. Approximately 200 of the the applications Agencía ALPHA has received are from other cities in the area, such as Chelsea, Revere, Everett, Lynn, Lowell and Waltham. Many of the families have compounding needs (loss of work, cancer patient, disability). Agencía ALPHA has already distributed funds to 155 families from a pool of 560 applications.
Boston Project Ministries
Our Regional Partner Boston Project Ministries serves people living in the Norfolk Triangle neighborhood in Dorchester. South Dorchester has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the City of Boston (as of 4/3/2020). These cases are disproportionately impacting Black and Latino neighbors, often because of historical systemic injustices that have impacted their health and well-being. BPM is currently working to assist 70 vulnerable families in their network who are in need of groceries and meals.
World Relief Malawi
World Relief Malawi’s mission is to empower the church to serve the most vulnerable. Often referred to as “the Warm Heart of Africa,” Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 50% of the population living on less than $1 per day. Through partnership with Grace Chapel since 2005, World Relief Malawi has been empowering the local church in the Mzimba District to respond to the needs in their communities through leadership formation, child development projects, orphan and care of vulnerable children, agricultural development, savings groups, and HIV/AIDS programs. One person in ten in the country has been served by the ministry of World Relief Malawi! This COVID-19 Response Fund will support World Relief Malawi in their work with those suffering from food security issues.
Good News for India
Since 1986, Good News for India has been serving in north India by training, sending, and supporting national Christians to preach the gospel and start churches in unreached places and among unreached people groups. They also serve the poor and needy in the name of Jesus through several Christian schools, child-care ministries and orphanages, skill training for women, and emergency relief work in times of disasters. The “COVID-19 Response Fund” will support Good News for India in its work with local pastors who serve those who suffer from food insecurity..
Click here to watch a special message from the Good News from India director, “Uncle” George Chavanikamannil.