Confessions of a Volunteer

“When I close my eyes I see this dreamscape as a field of marbled color like a burst kaleidoscope with children playing amongst a sea of dandelions and honey suckle, no one is hungry, no one is cold, no one is lonely, no one is sad. Love is a verb and people live in unison like music from a symphony, all in soothing peaceful rhythm and harmony.” This is what…Keep Reading

Mercedes Marathon 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity

Grace Klein Community has been actively involved in the Mercedes Marathon discard pickup for over 8 years. We are the designated organization to collect the clothing and gloves that are shed by the runners involved in the marathon, and we need all hands on deck. Date: February 11, 2017; Volunteer Meeting Time: Between 6:30 AM and 6:45 AM Meeting Point: 8th Avenue N, between 17th St N. and 18th St…Keep Reading

Filled with Joy

In everything we do, we seek to unite people and businesses to work together to serve the community. Every day of the year, Grace Klein Community strives to provide for families locally and abroad. During the Christmas season, one focus is our Gifts for the Forgotten initiative which provides our business partners, ministry partners and individual community members with an intentional way to give back. Many of these local partners…Keep Reading

God Math

The week before Christmas, Grace Klein Community received a massive donation from Boy Scout Troop 23 from Discovery United Methodist Church. For the Christmas season, Troop 23 organizes a food drive. Last year, they distributed approximately 1000 paper bags with letters throughout Hoover neighborhoods, collected the food, and delivered it all to Grace Klein Community to assist with our monthly food delivery ministry. THIS YEAR, Boy Scout Troop 23 decided…Keep Reading

Perfect in All of His Way

*Read all the way to the end to experience the perfection of God and how He incorporates many different interactions for HIS glory.  He is truly perfect in all His ways. Back story: At the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year, our full time volunteer and Ministry Advocate, Natalie Spronk, received a call from a lady serving with a Single Mom’s Ministry through Church of the Highlands. Together, Church of…Keep Reading

Galleria Woods Annual Christmas Wrapping Party

December truly is one of our favorite months here at Grace Klein Community. Our days are filled with Christmas drive collections comprised of toys for our Food Delivery kids, gifts for sanitation and HIV/Aids patients as well as non-perishable food items to love on families in Birmingham. On December 6th, 2017, we headed over to the Galleria Woods Senior Living Center for our annual gift wrapping “party.” For several years,…Keep Reading

Christmas at the Swamp Monster’s

On December 5, 2017, members from all areas of Grace Klein Construction and Grace Klein Community gathered at Swamp Monster BBQ for a Christmas party that would bless all who came, as well as show love to many of our monthly food delivery recipients. Friends arrived sharing from their plenty, bringing toys, warm clothes, and non-perishable food items to bless local families through the Gifts for the Forgotten initiative. Friends…Keep Reading

Alabama Justice Ministries Network and Grace Klein Community Join Hands

On Monday, December 11, 2017, Grace Klein Community had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Donna Singleton and the Alabama Justice Ministries Network (AJMN.) Donna is the director of the Jefferson County Jail Ministry (Birmingham and Bessemer,) and she also helps provide services to ex-offenders to gain and retain employment. We encourage you to visit their website www.AJMN.org and read more about their various ministry efforts and the impact of God’s…Keep Reading

Jack of All Trades

Let’s be honest, the majority of volunteers at Grace Klein Community are female. We do have some awesome men who help out on a regular basis, but us women outnumber them by a LOT! Over a month ago, we had a young man named Mitchell waltz into the office ready to volunteer. Mitchell was seeking a place to serve and heard about Grace Klein Community through a friend and GKC…Keep Reading

Creative Genius

Grace Klein Community is busting at the seams! We are outgrowing our space and it is awesome. God continues to do more and more! We are so thankful to see how the Lord continues to use Grace Klein Community to impact Birmingham families and many around the world, but we can’t hide that this awesomeness also comes with challenges. Upstairs can look like a maze leading up to our monthly…Keep Reading

A Wine Ridge “Word in Worship” Night

On December 2, 2017, Jonathan and Emily Martin, a family duo known as “The Word in Worship” came all the way from Nashville to lead a night of worship at the Grace Klein Community House. They were met by friends of all ages and walks of life, all sharing a common desire to connect, to worship Jesus, and celebrate our Lord as we enter the season of celebration of His…Keep Reading

Galleria Woods Christmas Wrapping

November and December are truly months of encouragement. Seeing community come together, offering to donate toys, warm clothing, gifts for individuals, families and our street friends who often go unnoticed, donate wrapping paper, tissue paper, tape, and bags, wrap gifts, and distribute to those intended for, is always a great gift. For several years, the residents of the Galleria Woods Retirement Home have helped wrap the gifts. What a huge…Keep Reading

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