Christmas in the Parking Lot
Making Christmas Warmer for Our Neighbors in Need
The awesome team at The Edge is gearing up for the annual Christmas in the Parking Lot – gifts of clothing and sleeping bags are made available in The Edge parking lot on Christmas Day to our homeless neighbors. Historically, Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM) received and stored the sleeping bags. With the unfortunate closing of ESM, First United Methodist Church will now receive and store the sleeping bags.
We are asking our very generous congregation to purchase new sleeping bags rated for 0 degrees or below, and FUMC will store the sleeping bags to give away on Christmas Day. Sleeping bags can be purchased at stores such as Walmart or Costco, and online. Sleeping bags can be shipped directly to the church, 420 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. If preferred, you can bring the sleeping bags to church. When entering the church, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
This year has been extremely stressful for so many, but it has also provided us with great giving opportunities. Through it all, our congregation has shown great compassion and generosity, and continues to step up and remember “the least of these”.
-- It is more blessed to give than to receive -- Acts 20:35