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Pastor Dan McDowell, GraceCrossing Community Church, received a message from his daughter, who lives in New York City, that the homeless shelter near her home was planning a Christmas celebration for the residents. Though they could provide a holiday meal, Pastor Dan's daughter was wondering if his congregation, Grace Crossing Community Church in Phoenixville, PA, could help with providing presents to the many resident children.


The church's leadership gave a generous gift from their own monies towards the effort but it still wasn't enough with the number of kids needing help. Pastor Dan sent out an emergency e-message sharing with his church what some would see as a problem, but Pastor Dan presented as a possibility, asking for his congregants to assist.


The response was overwhelming. The items donated in such a short window of time filled numerous tables in the church's fellowship hall. Pastor Dan and his wife Terri drove the items Christmas Eve to the shelter following the church's evening service. ALL OF THIS with less than a 24 hour turnaround!


Suffice to say, Grace Crossing's building may be closed at times during this covid crisis, but THE CHURCH is clearly always open, active, alive and well, being the hands and feet AND heart of Jesus!

Categories: General, Ministries, Region Life ~ Date: 12/28/2020
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