ABOUT US VISION:for every girl with an unplanned pregnancy to have a church to go to for spiritual, emotional and physical support MISSION:to inspire and equip the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families WHAT WE DO: Embrace Grace, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed for the purpose of providing emotional, practical and spiritual support for single, young women and their families who find themselves in an unintended pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt. We provide curriculum and resources for the church to implement our programs and become a Pro-Love church. If the church, the Body of Christ, will join together to support these girls who choose life, young moms will be more open to not aborting their babies. Whether they keep their baby or choose adoption, Embrace Grace is a support system for them as they begin their journey of being a young mother or blessing another family with their baby. Emotionally and spiritually healthy mommies parent emotionally and spiritually healthy babies. Through the Embrace Grace program, lives are saved and generations are being changed. God loves these babies and their mommies, and we do too.
WE NEED YOU! This group has many different opportunities to volunteer in! If you would like to help with any of these please fill out the Volunteer form below.
SHARE YOUR STORY
We have at least one, and sometimes two, testimony nights per semester where we have women who have walked similar stories as an Embrace Grace girl and would love for you to be a part. You can write out your story and email to EmbraceGrace@firstbossier.com and we will pray about it and call you to discuss!
Involves sowing into the ministry. This could involve donating services (i.e., photography, catering, cake, flowers, decoration, hair, makeup, massages, etc.), finances or tangible goods (such as baby shower gifts, jewelry, etc.).
Involves praying for the different facets of the Embrace Grace ministry (i.e., the girls, the babies, specific situations, etc.).
Event Manager/Event Team
The Event Manager and Event Team manages all volunteers and responsibilities for the shower. You can delegate as much as you want or you can take on a lot of the responsibility of different portions of the shower that you want. Having an Event Team manage all of the events allows the leaders to fully focus on leading and loving on the Blooms. This team does not have to be women that lead in your Embrace Grace group. Below are some areas this team can oversee.
Gift List Manager
This job is for someone who is very organized and has extra time. You will be managing specific gift lists for each of the girls and making sure that every life group or individuals purchase all the gifts on each list.
Help direct all the guests to meet their girl they adopted. Help bring gifts in from cars and help load the gifts back in EG girl’s cars after the shower is over.
There is a unique theme that we do every semester. We would love for you to serve in this area managing or helping with the décor for the shower by purchasing or borrowing décor that goes with the theme and setting it up and tearing it down at the shower.
This person will find food donations or order the cupcakes/cake, drinks, or any other food items decided to have at the shower. Invitations We always send jpg or pdf versions of the invitations to all the Life Group Leaders as well as a printed version of the invitation to give to each girl in the group. Are you good at design? We would love your help!
Favors for the guests attending the shower is an optional yet fun way to bless the guests! Would you like to research ideas, find donations or purchase favors? Or, would you like to help assemble and package the favors? Just let us know!
Adopt a Girl
Are you a part of a Life Group or have a group of friends or co-workers who would like to adopt a girl for the semester? You would pray for your girl, purchase the items on her gift list (about 13 items), check in and make sure she is doing ok, etc.
We need your help by taking photographs of this event and the outpouring of love shown to the Blooms. PRINCESS DAY
Event Manager/Event Team
The Event Manager and Event Team manages all volunteers and responsibilities for Princess Day. You can delegate as much as you want or you can take on a lot of the responsibility of different portions of the day that you want. Having an Event Team manage all of the events allows the leaders to fully focus on leading and loving on the Blooms. This team does not have to be women that lead in your Embrace Grace group. Below are some areas this team can oversee. Hair and Makeup Vendors We need your help to make these girls feel beautiful and loved on the outside.
Help find donations or purchase décor items, set up or tear down for Princess Day.
Usually several of the girls have had their babies by Princess Day and they do not have a babysitter to help. Would you like to help take care of a sweet newborn so the momma can have a break and enjoy her special day?
We usually have girls who need rides to and from Princess Day. Would you help make sure she can be a part of this special day?
Our desire is for each Bloom to leave Princess Day with a bag of special items to remind them of how God sees them. Examples can be: Worship CD, journal, devotional, jewelry, lotions, bath stuff, cute hair stuff—just anything girly. Would you like to purchase items or help find donations and gather it all together for each of the girls to leave with on Princess Day?
We need your help by taking photographs throughout this special day and of the Blooms after they get dressed up and crowned
For more information on Embrace Grace....
Leader: Brandi Smith Cell: (318)469-5336 Email: EmbraceGrace@firstbossier.com Other: (318)746-7940