Traditional values with a Contemporary Framework
With a passion and zeal for the lost and hurting world, our church is looking for ways to build bridges to a cynical and jaded society.
We aim to take a different approach in reaching out and helping people along the journey. It’s very important to
believe that you’re the one.
Call her Amazing Grace. Grace Callwood is determined to ease the burden for homeless, sick, and foster children. Surviving cancer gave Grace the determination to realize her dream of starting a movement of young people committed to doing good.
We visited with Grace a few years ago when she was just 9-years-old and launching her movement WeCancerve.
he’s different now. Cancer will do that to a person – if you survive.
Grace Callwood was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer on her seventh birthday.
Grace Callwood, Founder, We Cancerve: “I think cancer changed me because I pray to God more. There was a lot of pain and a lot of medicine and a lot of staying home from school. Sometimes I’d pray for me to not be in pain.”
T’Jae Gibson, Grace’s Mom: “She’s very soft spoken. But the tiger inside of her is there, ya know. So, she knows what she wants. She’s a very self-aware child.”
(Grace to board members at meeting) “Please take out your agenda, it’s inside your folder.”
In the conference room of her church, Ames United Methodist in Bel Air, Maryland, Grace has gathered friends for the first official board meeting of We Cancerve. That’s the name she has given the initiative she’s begun to help kids in difficult situations.
Volunteer at meeting: “If we could raise enough money, we could buy a billboard.”
Another volunteer: “We could make it, the baskets or bags, look pretty. Like we could use ribbon because my mom has a lot of ribbon.”
The congregants have seen it in Gracey, and it has helped them become more determined and more resolved to reach out to others and to be God’s love. – The Rev. Thomas J. Blake, Ames United Methodist Church
October 26, 2017