Events

Seaside Outreach

3rd Saturday each month

We meet 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM each month at the Lady of Perpetual Help located at 100 Grant Ave., Seaside Heights for the community outreach event hosted by the Church of Grace and Peace where we serve the Seaside community on the third Saturday of each month. We support the rebuilding efforts of Seaside families and businesses post Hurricane Sandy. A hot buffet breakfast is served to our visitors from diverse backgrounds and walks of life. Our volunteers assist Seaside residents with the selection of clothing, food, and toiletries. We meet mental and spiritual needs by bringing hope to situations through prayer and practical support. This event is completely free to all.

There are different ways to volunteer while at the Seaside Outreach: set up, clean up, clothing, food distribution, specific service, donation of a hot breakfast tray, and much more.

Lakewood Outreach

May 12, 2018 & October 13, 2018

Through the Church of Grace and Peace, we spend the day with our Lakewood neighbors at the Town Square on 3rd Street and Clifton Ave., from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The program reaches out to families, youth, homeless, and the general-public by bringing community based programs to one central location. Physical and material needs are met during these one day events. At no cost, people can access medical and dental screenings and make appointments at their convenience for follow up care. A hot meal consisting of barbeque options and dessert is provided throughout the event. Our clothing table provides personal toiletries and socks to all. Family fun activities are a foundational part of the Lakewood Outreach, providing arts and crafts activities, face painting, and a fun bounce house.

This event is only made possible by the enthusiasm of creative volunteers. Volunteers are always needed. There is something for everyone to do. Join us at our next Lakewood Outreach.

Presentation of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Public Service Announcement

Multiple sites & dates

2nd Annual United Voices Open Forum Serve Jersey Shore

August 11, 2018

At the host site, Bethel Spanish Pentecostal Church, located at 219 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, a group of distinguished community leaders comprised of the Police Department, Hospitals, and other community officials will participate in an open panel discussion about the impact the changes in immigration law have on the process and procedures each entity adheres to in Ocean County. A question and answer session will follow the presentations, allowing Ocean County residents to pose concerns. The end goal is to bring accurate information to the public and dismantle rumors related to community organizations working as ICE agents.

Elephant In The Room

August 18, 2018

Will be held at The Church of Grace and Peace, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. As we approach the half way mark of a tumultuous 2018, the reality of hate, racism, and discrimination in our nation has become an inevitable circumstance we must face. Being concerned with maintaining political correctness and avoiding discomfort, it is often the topic considered the “elephant in the room” we encounter at work, in social settings, and our churches. We are hosting a panel of seven women from diverse ethnic backgrounds who will share their experiences regarding biased acts and the way they have healed from the wounds of rejection. As sociologists are studying and theorizing the multiple ways in which emotions and feelings matter in racial affairs, it’s critical for the body of Christ to prayerfully give a response.

Latino Health Fair

September 17, 2018

Ocean County Health Department will be supporting the nationwide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a health fair at 175 Sunset Ave., Toms River. Free health services will be provided by the Eye Screening Clinic, HIV Testing, New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Program. Interested participants must register.

Latino Unity Conference

October 20, 2018

At Georgian Court University, Lakewood, will celebrate the culture and traditions of Spanish speaking residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. It is a one day event held at the Casino Ball Room of the Georgian University campus. Enjoy colorful costumes and a wide range of music and dance including flamenco, salsa, merengue, bachata, duranguense, and mariachi. In addition, we will promote wellness and health through the direction of Zumba and Capoera instructors.