Grateful Life Community Church provides ministry, food, clothing, bikes, over-the-counter medicines, and toiletries for the poorest citizens living in Huntsville. We serve over 100 people each week that either live on the streets or in local shelters. Many of the people we help are veterans, addicts, or mentally ill. We rely on donations from Huntsville residents and service-oriented organizations.
Due to their environment, our congregants suffer from colds, flu, acid reflux, arthritis, migraines, and other illnesses. We purchase items to help improve the quality of life for our street population – from blankets in the winter months to reading glasses, personal hygiene products, and tent “housing” and support supplies for those without shelter. The need continues as some move to permanent housing while others arrive on the streets. We provide help to those who frequently slip through the cracks of social service.
It is through support such as yours that our outreach continues to touch those within our community who have little in the way of material goods, who may be living out of a car, or sleeping in the woods and who have lost the vision of who they are.
What Disciples Believe
Like most Christians, Disciples Affirm:
- Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God,
- All persons are God’s children
Beliefs and practices include:
- Open Communion. The Lord’s Supper, or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
- Freedom of belief. Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.
- Baptism by immersion. In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
- Belief in the oneness of the church. All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.
- The ministry of believers. Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.