COU has given back to the community through supporting Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE), I Can Still Shine, Habitat for Humanity, GRACE Transitional Housing Program, a prison ministry, and AIDS support ministry. The Rev. Carol Record Scholarship Fund has provided numerous scholarships for graduating seniors in the GCISD.
G.R.A.C.E. Food Bank ~ Another extension of our love and community outreach is through our contributions to GRACE. GRACE’s mission is to provide food, clothing and emergency assistance to people in need. The third Sunday of each month is Spam Sunday, when we ask everyone to bring a can of Spam, which will feed a family of four. Our generous congregants bring other staples as well.
I Can Still Shine
The “I Can Still Shine Program” is a faith-based, safe, supportive center for women and children from all walks of life, with no exceptions. They provide clients the opportunity to choose safety over domestic violence and drug abuse, offering a new start to their women and children. Center of Unity Supports this program regularly through tithes and volunteering.