A NEW CLOTHING MINISTRY TO LAUNCH AT FCCEM IN SEPTEMBER

Earlier this year we decided to discontinue our participation in Operation Christmas Child (OCC), the shoebox ministry of Samaritan's Purse. To fill the void left by that decision, we opened our ears and hearts to God's leaning via, among others, a request for suggestions that we posted to this website. We believe God has answered our prayers and led us to OCC's successor. Read on!

WARM UP FOR WINTER: Winter outerwear for and from our community

Warm Up for Winter will distribute new- and gently-used winter outerwear - coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, etc. - to people who visit our facility on the day(s) the ministry is open for distribution(the specific launch date and schedule for item distribution has not yet been decided, but will be announced on this page when it is)


To assure this ministry's success, we'll rely on the generosity of our community. Beginning Tuesday, September 13 we'll be open for two two-hour collection sessions each week - on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings - to receive donations of new- and gently-used winterwear, ANY size, for ANY age, infants to adults. All we ask is that the item(s) you donate be new or gently-used.


We'll then make all donated item(s) available, free-of-charge, during several distribution-only sessions whose schedule we'll announce when it's known (at present, we expect item distribution to begin in October or November, but please wait for the schedule).


YOU can help us provide needed winterwear to Quad Cities-area individuals and families. Round up your items and bring them to our church located at 3501 7th St, in East Moline on one of our two weekly COLLECTION sessions:

  • TUESDAYS: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • THURSDAYS: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Beginning September 13

Once the calendar reaches spring 2023, we'll welcome winterwear donations on a monthly basis, again on a schedule we'll announce on this website.


AND... If you want to help us welcome and/or distribute items once the ministry launches, sign up either at our Mission Central table in fellowship hall or by using the form below.



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p.s. So that we're abundantly clear about what we're going to do when, beginning September 13 we will only collect item donations. Distribution of items will begin in October or November, as of a date we'll announce on this page.

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