The children served by Grandfather Home are recovering from the consequences of severe abuse and neglect. We provide a safe environment, loving caretakers, needed treatment and education, and opportunities for spiritual growth. We also recognize that only God can truly heal their trauma. Your prayer support is essential to this ministry.

    The government provides about 60 - 65% of the cost to care for each child. Our supporting churches of all denominations help to bridge this gap through financial contributions; in-kind gifts such as clothing, Christmas gifts, Easter baskets, school supplies, arts and crafts supplies, gift cards, Emergency Kits, etc. Grandfather Home is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and supported by congregations from 8 other denominations. Your gifts are a powerful witness to God’s Love for these children! We also welcome volunteers to help in many different capacities.

    We invite you to visit our beautiful Banner Elk campus for a Circle of Courage, one of our on-campus special events, or call to arrange for a tour. A representative of Grandfather Home will be glad to visit your church to share more about the work we do.

    On this page you will find: the current and back issues of The Church Connection newsletter, Centennial Resources, Worship Resources, Special Offering resources, Seasonal Giving Opportunities, information on the Ambassador’s Program and links to our five Covenant Presbyteries.

    For more information on ways your church can partner in mission with Grandfather Home for Children please contact:

        Mae D. Weed, Director of Church Relations

        828-897-4522 or Cell: 828-260-7584

Note All downloadable files are in PDF version


The Church Connection Newsletter:

“The Church Connection” is a monthly e-newsletter that includes stories about children under our care, information on special events and seasonal activities, and ways that congregations can partner with us in ministry.

Church Connection Newsletter 2013

Church Connection Newsletter 2012


Centennial Resources:

Below are a variety of resources specifically related to our Centennial Celebration from May of 2013 through September of 2014. For Centennial event information please use this link to go to the Centennial Page. See the Worship Resource section of this page for the winning songs from our Centennial Hymn Competition.

Centennial Resources


Worship Resources:

A variety of worship resources are provided below for your congregation’s use for a Grandfather Home special offering or mission emphasis Sunday.

Bulletin Inserts

Other Worship Resources

Special Offerings:

Father’s Day Offering:

This is an annual special offering endorsed by the Presbytery of Charlotte, the Presbytery of New Hope and Salem Presbytery to support the ministry of Grandfather Home for Children. We recommend that you use Centennial Resources for the 2013 & 2014 special offering.

Father’s Day Offering Resources

Thanksgiving Offering:

This is a special offering endorsed by Holston Presbytery to support the ministry of Grandfather Home for Children. 2013 Resources coming in September

Thanksgiving Offering Resources

Seasonal Giving Opportunities:

2013 resources coming in October

Christmas Gift Drive

Easter Basket Drive

School Supplies Drive


Grandfather Home Ambassadors:

We would like to invite your congregation to designate an interested individual or member of your mission/outreach committee to act as a liaison from your church to Grandfather Home.

Ambassador Information and Forms



Our Covenant Presbyteries:              Presbytery of Charlotte             Holston Presbytery                 Salem Presbytery                        New Hope Presbytery                    Presbytery of Western North Carolina