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Grace United Community Ministries
The mission of Grace United Ministries is to work hand in hand with families and individuals in our Northeast Kansas City, MO community to address their basic physical, educational, and spiritual needs so as to empower them to break the cycle of poverty and live a purposeful life.
Empowerment through education for children and adults
GUCM educational programs include early childhood, tutoring, freedom school, teen enrichment, and adult education.
Supporting families with clothes, a food pantry, and community meals
GUCM helps relieve essential needs such as food and clothing to help people focus on breaking the cycle of poverty.

Current Events


Grace United Community Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, incorporated in August, 2004. We are an inter-denominational, faith-based ministry with a holistic approach to working hand-in-hand with the community to address the area’s largest problems.

Under the leadership of founding director Rev. Sharon Garfield, Grace responded to the needs of northeast Kansas City by providing shelter for battered women, establishing one of the first soup kitchens in the metropolitan area, helping to find low-income housing, providing reading tutoring for children, and setting up a food pantry and clothing closet for those in need. Her vision continues today and includes a new computer lab among other major renovations.  We look forward to serving our community well into the future.

Jesse Barnes
CEO/Executive Director

Ways You Can Get Involved

The world is changing all around us. To continue to thrive as a business over the next ten years and beyond.
People served
Years serving the community
Community meals
Children helped and encouraged

Special Events

An Evening to Remember

Vacation Bible School

Thanksgiving Sharing