Each year, Grace Church adopts families and senior citizens for Christmas. We receive the names of up to 30 men, women and children through through the Frederick County Department of Social Services (FCDSS). We assign a number to each person and write his/her sex, age, and wishes on a paper angel. We then hang the angels on a Christmas tree in the entryway to the church. Parishioners are invited to take an ornament, purchase a gift, attach the angel to the gift, and drop the labeled gifts off by the tree. The church then delivers the gifts to the FCDSS. This ministry has touched the lives of so many Frederick County residents who welcome this expression of love in a time of hardship.
If you are interested in participating in this ministry or would like to become a member of the outreach team, please contact the parish administrator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 301-865-3270.