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SOCIAL MINISTRIES

Find out more information about our social ministry programs.

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Winter Coat Drive

Starting on Sunday, October 1, 2023 and running through Sunday, December 3, 2023, the Social Ministry Board will be collecting winter coats as well as light jackets, and 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.  We have already received 17 coats from e3kids International for our drive. 

 

If you have any questions contact Debbie Willemann.

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Belmont Elementary School Supplies for 2023-2024 - Update

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 Monday, August 14th to include: 127 composition books; 135 notebooks; 1407 pencils; 209 glue sticks; 75 boxes of colored pencils; 97 boxes of crayons; and many more items that were on the school supply list.  Belmont students were truly blessed by Grace’s support.

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Concordia Lutheran Church

On Wednesday, September 20, boxes of women’s clothing, brand new women’s undergarments from major manufacturers, Bombas socks, and personal hygiene items were delivered to Concordia Lutheran Church for their clothing ministry.  All of these items were given to Grace free of charge by e3kids International, a non-profit in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Grace is very thankful for the partnership with e3kids International and their generosity to the community that Grace serves.

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Acts Hunger Prevention Center 2023

September 2023 Update:

On September 7th, 2023, 362 pounds of food was purchased and delivered to ACTS.  Year-to-date total is 3,559 pounds. Remember to bring in plastic grocery bags as these items are needed to carry food items home.  Donations of food, paper products, and trial sizes 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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Life First Pregnancy Center Update

Life First has asked their community partners this past week to provide homemade baby blankets for their patients in their Manassas and Woodbridge clinics.   Grace will be able to deliver 32 baby blankets (12 quilted and 20 crocheted) to Life First on Wednesday, August 30th.

 

The Grace Quilting Group meets every Monday morning from 9-12 noon to create lap robes and baby blankets for different organizations in Prince William County. Please come and join us.

If you have any questions about the Quilting Group please contact Darlene Roth at darlenemroth9@gmail.com.

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Fred Lynn Middle School

On Thursday, September 21, 2023 Grace provided boy’s gym shorts and deodorant for students at Fred Lynn who wanted to participate in after-school activities. Also donated were 50 pairs of black Bombas socks as well as personal hygiene items that were given to Grace free of charge from e3kids International, a non-profit headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Lake Ridge Fellowship House

On August 1st, Grace was able to donate sodas, chips and hot dog buns to Lake Ridge Fellowship House staff so that the residents could engage with First Responders on National Night Out. Fellowship House is very grateful to Grace as our donations helped the residents stay engaged with life in their local community.

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Trial Sizes Needed

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 May 9, Darlene Roth delivered 14 lap robes to the Hematology Oncology Care of Northern Virginia Office for their patients receiving care. These lap robes are given out to patients in the 3 local offices in Northern Virginia. The patients can then bring the lap robes back with them each time they come for their medical procedures. The Grace Quilting Group sews a label in each blanket that says “Handmade by Grace Lutheran Church Quilters”. We are wrapping up those who receive a lap robe in warmth and prayer.

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Sentara Hospital Update

The Grace Quilters have been busy making baby quilts and hats for Sentara Hospital Labor and Delivery. On Wednesday, May 17th, 47 baby hats, knitted by Shirley Blas, 12 quilted and 20 crocheted baby blankets made by members of the quilting group, were delivered to Sentara Hospital. Each blanket has a label sewn on it that says “Handmade by Grace Lutheran Church Quilters”.  The staff in Labor and Delivery are very thankful for our donations. Many newborns are blessed by the gift they receive from Grace.

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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

QUILTING WITH GRACE. We have been very busy this past year making senior quilts and a farewell signature quilt for Pastor and Alissa Martin as well as charity baby quilts and lap robes for hematology and oncology patients. We will have six (6!) senior quilts to sew this coming school year.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP to purchase fabrics for our graduating seniors. We appreciate any monetary donation—just designate “quilting” on your contribution. Thanks so much!

 

If you need more information, please contact Darlene Roth.

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High School Seniors

The 2023 high school graduates were presented with a quilt made by the lovely ladies of our Quilters group. 

 

God's richest blessings to Owen and Nolan!