A few months ago, Terry and Cassie showed up at our weekly food distribution with some items that had belonged to a friend (who the friend was and how they came to have the items is a story for another time). They set up a table and offered the items to whoever wanted them. Cassie and Terry were so moved by the response that they have been gathering things to give away ever since. They named their mission the Free Market.
One of the principles we operate by at Northminster is to find where God is already at work and join in.
Our leaders decided to ask the whole church to participate in the Free Market during December. We produced a simple video to encourage people to help.
The stories are amazing. Morgan brought her wedding dress and a woman who is getting married in May was exactly her size. An older man came looking for shoes and when he found a pair that fit perfectly, walked out saying, “I got what I came for!” A little boy rode of on a Razor Scooter with the biggest smile on his face. As we moved into December the Market grew so large we had to take over the Worship Center. Amazing.
Here’s what it looked like last weekend:
If you’d like to help, here’s a current list of needs: Men’s large pants, Gloves & Coats, Underwear, White athletic socks, Children’s gently used toys that we can recycle for Christmas gifts, Housewares, Sheets & towels, Makeup, Lotions, Slippers, Sweatshirts, Old Christmas Decorations