Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren church’s Christmas special this year was a “We Care Warsaw” day designed to offer gifts, services, and God’s love to the poor, out-of-work, and economically disadvantaged in the Winona Lake/Warsaw community. Several hundred families responded to invitations distributed at various relief and social centers throughout the county, and came to Grace College’s Gordon Recreation Center this Saturday afternoon, where WLGBC people had set up an elaborate system of gifts and services as a ministry.
Guests arrived at the Gordon Center beginning at 3 p.m. and could take advantage of a large number of free services and gifts. They then were sent across the parking lot to the church basement for a free meal prepared and served by people from the church. The final event of the day was a 6 p.m. performance of “Christmas Through the Ages” by the church choir and drama team, with a clear presentation of the gospel.
By all accounts the event was a huge success, considering the number of people who participated and were “loved on” by the church family. Dave Rank, who directs the music and worship ministry at the church, was the point person for the day’s ministry.