Bags of Grace

Providing the Homeless with Basic Necessities
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Provide Basic Necessities to our Brothers and Sisters in Need

Great service opportunity for families and small groups!

A ministry that assembles and distributes gallon size zipper bags containing water, non-perishable food and other basic items for our homeless community, Church Under the Bridge, and others in need.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Evangelism
  • Food/Clothing Pantry
  • Pack & Sort
  • Prayer

Specific volunteer need: Assemble and/or distribute bags on the dates listed below. Also accepts donations of travel sized hygiene products and disposable water bottles. No advance sign up needed, just show up! This is a great opportunity for families and/or small groups to serve together.

Volunteer commitment: Saturdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Sundays 11:30am – 12:15pm.

For more information, email HCBC Ministry Leaders Kevin and Lori Thomas.

Bags of Grace 2017-18 Assembly Dates

Saturdays below from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in Building B (Gym):

  • January 20, 2018
  • March 24, 2018
  • May 12, 2018
  • July 28, 2018
  • September 22, 2018
  • November 10, 2018

Bags of Grace 2017-18 Distribution Dates

Sundays below from 11:30am – 12:15pm at Church Under the Bridge:

  • January 21, 2018
  • March 25, 2018
  • May 13, 2018
  • July 29, 2018
  • September 23, 2018
  • November 11, 2018

Kids Are Making a Difference with Bags of Grace!

bags-of-grace-bday-partyYoung Addison came to a Bags of Grace assembly and was so moved, that she told her mom that instead of presents for her birthday, she wanted to invite her friends for a Bags of Grace assembly. All of her friends got Bags of Grace shirts and they assembled bags at her party. We’re thankful for Addison’s servant heart, and how she is already demonstrating what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35

 You Never Know Who Your Cheerful Giver Will Be

Bags of GraceMeet Bailey. He has been homeless for many years but found Christ in 2010. Bailey was speaking with Bags of Grace Ministry Leader Lori Thomas about how much he has been blessed over the years by the Bags of Grace ministry and the people he has met who minister under the bridge. He said that he really wanted to give back to help others and asked to make a donation. The picture shows Bailey and Lori as he pulled out a $100 bill and joyfully gave! The team were all surely blessed by this cheerful giver that Sunday! What a testament of God at work.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9:7

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Bags of Grace at Church Under the Bridge


The Bags of Grace ministry distributes their bags to Church Under the Bridge congregants in East Austin. Hear from the founder of this ministry and get involved!

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