Through the Grace of God sets banquet date

Published 3:12 pm Friday, August 30, 2019

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Through the Grace of God Ministries is looking for donations for its annual live auction and silent auctions.

Sunday Hosch of Through the Grace of God said the ministry would accept a range of items.

The auctions will be held on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. during a banquet at Clanton First United Methodist Church.

Some of the items that will be at this year’s auction will be jewelry, fishing trips, clothing, glassware, distressed furniture, a football signed by Alabama football coach Nick Saban and an autographed Auburn item.

Those interested in donating items should contact Through the Grace of God by Sept. 12 by calling 205-755-8199.

Country Lane Too will be catering again this year.

The entertainment this year will be Jerry and Krystal Russell.

“Krystal Russell, she is a Christian comedian and her husband Jerry sings, so it’s wonderful, wonderful entertainment,” Hosch said. “We will have a speaker as well.”

Hosch said the ministry appreciates Clanton FUMC for allowing it to use its facilities.

The event is usually well attended and is the only fundraiser Through the Grace of God Ministries holds.

Sponsorships for a table with eight seats are $325. Each sponsor can choose to fill their table or donate some seats back to the ministry for those served by Through the Grace of God a chance to attend.

“It’s tax deductible because we are a 501(c)3, so basically, they can get a tax write off and support the ministry and come out and have a great evening all at the same time,” Hosch said.

Deadline to reserve a table is Sept. 12 by calling 205-755-8199 or stopping by 75 Eighth St. S in Clanton.

Hosch said she enjoys seeing all the supporters come to the event each year.

“I get to put a face with the donor, and to me that’s huge,” Hosch said

Hosch said the community is always very supportive of the event. She said the community has a lot of long-time supporters but is always looking to increase awareness in the community for what the ministry does and the needs that it tries to meet.

“What our ministry does is feeding and clothing the homeless,” Hosch said.

This includes hot meals, food boxes, clothing as well as other needs that are presented by those who come.

“We just want to be the hands and feet of Jesus, so that’s just kind of how we look at it,” Hosch said.

Through the Grace of God Ministries also holds regular church services.