Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Frederick, Maryland, pastored by R. Dallas Greene, is in the news this week for a unique program to help women and children in their community. Here is a short excerpt–to read the complete article, click here.
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Grace Community Church Farmers Market was able to issue WIC checks to about 450 women during a celebration that featured a moon bounce for children and free used clothing.
Michael Dickson, market master, said he wanted to honor women who care for their families and provide a fun event for the children.
“We created this event today, to bring them in, explain to them how to use their coupons, and let them know it’s OK to come and get vegetables to feed their family,” he said. “There’s no shame in feeding your family.”
Church members said the event fit with their principles.
“Our hope is to help out our community and let people know how much we care,” said Brenda Rota, outreach administrator for the church. “Our families need this.”
And women at the market said the event went above and beyond their expectations.