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SOCIAL MINISTRIES

Find out more information about our social ministry programs.

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Acts Hunger Prevention Center 2022

August 2022 Update:

On September 20th, 398 pounds of food was purchased and delivered to ACTS.  Year-to-date total is 3,479 pounds. The staff at ACTS were truly grateful for Grace’s donations this month. There was very little stock in the warehouse and our donations helped to fulfill the needs of families waiting for food. Remember to bring in grocery bags and handle bags as these items are needed to carry food items home.  Donations of food, paper products, trial sizes, personal hygiene items, are always needed and welcomed. All items can be left in the blue bins in the church hallway.

Contact Debbie Willemann (willemann1@comcast.net) if you have any questions.

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Supplies for Belmont Elementary School
2022-2023 School Year

Thank you Grace Members for the outpouring of support for Belmont Elementary School. The response for school supplies was tremendous and Belmont was overwhelmed by Grace’s generosity. Boxes and boxes of supplies were delivered to the school on Tuesday, August 16th to include: 102 composition books; 92 notebooks; 1424 pencils; 491 pens; 63 boxes of colored pencils; 73 boxes of crayons; and many more items that were on the school supply list.  Students in our community who were unable to provide the tools they needed to start school were truly blessed by Grace’s support.

 

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Winter Coat Drive

Starting on Sunday, October 2, 2022 and running through Sunday, November 27, 2022, the Social Ministry Board will be collecting winter coats as well as light jackets, and zip-front sweatshirts for Concordia Lutheran Church’s clothing ministry. Please donate your gently used outerwear in all sizes for men, women and children.  Please look for the collection box in the church hallway. 

 

If you have any questions contact Debbie Willemann.

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High School Seniors

If you are a member of this congregation and will have a senior graduating this year, please notify the church office so the quilters can begin making their quilts.

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Trial Sizes Needed

July Update:

Thank you to everyone who has been bringing in trial sizes for ACTS. The Hunger Prevention Center is in constant need of trial sizes for their clients. When you are traveling, please continue to bring home the trial sizes of soap, shampoo, etc. that your hotel may be offering and you are not using.  These items can be used all year long. Place any trial sizes you have in the blue bins in the hallway marked for ACTS.  Please contact Debbie Willemann if you have any questions.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Willeman.

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Hematology Oncology Care of Northern Virginia

On August 30th, Darlene Roth from the Grace Quilting Group delivered 10 lap robes to this care center to be distributed to the patients receiving treatment.  We hope and pray that the quilts will boost the spirits of the patients.

The Quilting Group will continue to make and donate lap robes to the Hematology Oncology Care of Northern Virginia as often as possible.

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Matthew 25 Ministries Update

Recap for June and July 2022: 

Grace collected 155 prescription bottles and 140 over-the-counter bottles for the month of June, and 194 prescription bottles and 87 over-the-counter bottles for the month of July. The over-the-counter bottles can be any size. Thank you to everyone who has continued to bring in these items. Grace will continue to collect pill bottles every month.  Remember to remove all personal identifiable information on the prescription bottles.  All other labels can be left on.  Please ask family, friends, and neighbors to contribute to this outreach.  Please deposit all pill bottles in the large blue container in the hallway.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Steinhibel or Debbie Willemann.

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Grace Good Samaritan Program

Occasionally, a member of Grace will come across a special need.  It might be a school child with no jacket or without decent shoes to keep him warm in the winter.  It might be an elderly person with a bare cupboard.  In any case, we have a solution.  It's the Good Samaritan Fund.  We don't keep money in this "fund" until there is a need for it.  However, we have a list of people who would like to be notified, when there is such a need.  These people are not called upon often, but they are ready to help when needed.  They are generally asked to contribute $10 to $25, and then we purchase what is needed.  We never give away money, just the necessary items. If you are not on our list, and would like to be included, please notify Sherry Morse or Debbie Willemann.  We would love to add your name to our list. 

 

If you would like to be on the list of people for the Good Samaritan Program, please contact Debbie or Sherry.

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Join Grace Quilters

Quilters will resume on 12 September at 9 am in the Multi-Purpose Room of the church.  Everyone is welcome.  

 

Please join the Quilting Group on Monday mornings from 9-12 for fun and fellowship as we share our talents with the community around us.

 

If you need more information, please contact Darlene Roth.

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Hilda Barg Family Shelter

Thanks to everyone who supported this outreach with food or monetary donations.  Our last service of this year was 20 and 21 August.  We will serve again in January 2023.

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