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Side X Side 2021

Yes! Yes! Yes! Grace Youth Summer Missions team has been called to be the hands and feet of Jesus!  

Scripture says in Proverbs 3:27, "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act." And, in Matthew 22:37-39, we are commanded to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" and "Love your neighbor as yourself.”

When we are called to serve and to love our neighbor, we are to answer the call, whether for our neighbor next door or our neighbor miles away. When we are called to serve, we are called to use the gifts we have available, not withholding any good we might do for others.  

With an eager team of youth and adults, we will share our gifts and love our neighbors right in our own backyard. 

Side x Side will gather the evening of June 23 for our kickoff worship and continue to serve from June 24-26 with several partners in Aurora, Naperville, and the surrounding area.

In addition to our tasks, we will share in devotions, worship, prayer, and fellowship.  Registration closed on Monday, April 25. However, if you drive by Grace any morning or evening during our "trip," you'll be able to see us in action. Want to partner with us? There are several ways to do so.

Contact Gaye Lynn Loufek (gayelynn.loufek@peopleofgrace.org or 630-355-1748, ext. 3234) to learn more about becoming a Prayer Partner, providing donations to food pantries or making monetary donations to Side x Side.