Northminster’s outreach with Grace House began soon after the house on Millsaps Avenue opened its doors, in 1993, to men who were infected with HIV and had nowhere else to live. A loyal group of Northminster volunteers delivered weekly meals for eight or ten people. That service ended when the COVID shutdown began. Northminster’s Missions Committee includes Grace House in its annual budget allocation.

Since its opening, Grace House has added outreach to substance abuse victims and their families in the Jackson area through grant funded housing. At any one time about 750 adults and children are housed in rental units.

Northminster members and friends can help these families by contributing non-perishable foods to the Grace House food pantry. These goods are distributed to the families.

Northminster is setting up a drop location at the church near the back entrance. A box will be located under the staircase in the narthex that leads to the balcony. Grace House employees will pick up the items about once or twice a month.

The Grace House website has a list of suitable non perishable food items under “list of current needs” at: