Cold-Weather Coat Collection

Each Fall, Grace Church parishioners collect gently used coats, scarves, hats and gloves to donate through one or more charitable distribution locations in Frederick County.  By providing warmth to individuals, we are addressing a basic human need that many of us may take for granted.  A basic human need that, when overlooked or ignored, can lead to pain and suffering.  Christ calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves.  Let us begin with warm clothing…

Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

If you are interested in participating in this ministry or know of someone in need, please contact the parish administrator at gracechurchoffice@comcast.net or by phone at 301-865-3270.

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