The first email of the year listed many things that our congregation did for members of the community at Christmastime.
This past week, our church office received a phone call from a person who had received a Christmas box from us. Her message was this: “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! for the Christmas Basket and gift card.” She said that they had no Christmas planned at all (due to financial constraints) and it was such a surprise (and a blessing) to receive both the basket and the gift card. The gift card helped them so much with food for the week. Everything was gratefully received and greatly appreciated.
Additionally, on Christmas morning, the mom of the family that our Confirmation students supported sent Pastor Martha a picture of the younger son’s delightful face as he opened his gifts. That family’s Christmas was so much more joyful because Grace helped them with gifts and food for the holiday.
Thank you, Grace members and friends, for all that you do to make a difference for people in our community.