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We have Food Boxes available!

Please send an email to gdow@mygracedowntown.com if you need one. Each box contains a lot of the essentials like PB&J, Breakfast Cereal, Juice, etc. Also, if you would like to donate the funds to make a box, it is $25 and just make a note somewhere so we know what its for!...

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Community Resource Guide

The December 26, 2019 update to the community resource document is now live! Ever wonder how you can help someone in the community with food or shelter or recovery who needs a hand up or even a hand out? Share this document. Download it. Print it. Keep it in your car. Give it away to people. If you want the original .Docx file so you can change the cover page and make it your own – just message me with an email address and I will happily send it to you. Please......

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Digital Agency Seeking to Fill Marketing, Developer, Designer Positions

Creative2, a digital agency owned by a member of Grace Downtown, is hiring for four positions and asked us to invite qualified individuals from the Grace Downtown congregation to apply. Available positions include: Developer Senior Developer Senior Designer Marketing Manager To apply or for more info visit Creative2’s Careers Page. Please mention you came from Grace Downtown as Creative2 will make a donation to the church equal to 10% of the successful candidate’s first year salary if they are referred by one of our members. Please send your friends!...

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Thank You from Uganda!

Thank You from Uganda!

I want to say thank you from every lady and young girl who received their very first bra in Uganda. This church alone gave over 300 bras. Another 250 or more came with other team members. We gave bras to 3 different villages. One older lady was so happy she found 3 to fit her. She put all 3 on and left one side of her shirt down the rest of the day, she was so proud to show the world her new under garments. I have never seen so much joy......

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Rally honors drug victims, survivors

Area fatal overdose victims were honored with a Walk of Hope and prayer at the end of the fourth annual Addicted to Hope Rally outside Handley High School on Saturday. EVAN GOODENOW/The Winchester Star Facebook Twitter Email Print Save WINCHESTER — As blues guitarist David Roy played Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” in memory of fatal overdose victims at the fourth annual Addicted to Hope Rally on Saturday at Handley High School, Caleb Comer was wearing a memorial T-shirt honoring his first cousin Desirae Lynn-Miller. Lynn-Miller, a 34-year-old mother of five from......

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Competition showcases artistic talent, personal strength

WINCHESTER — Howard Gray said he’s grateful for finding sobriety in 1980 “because at least I got to enjoy the ’70s in full.” The Ashburn native got a huge laugh from those who packed the house Saturday night at the third annual Recovery’s Got Talent in the Winchester Medical Center Conference Center on Amherst Street. Gray opened the talent competition with an acoustic performance of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page,” a fitting song for an evening designed to celebrate the many talents of people who have overcome life-threatening addictions to alcohol and drugs.......

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Tournament touts the advantages of clean living

WINCHESTER — As the Winchester area continues to battle a deadly opioid crisis, the Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition is emphasizing the importance of avoiding the pitfalls of addiction. To spread that message, the coalition and Grace Downtown of Winchester church sponsored a Play for Prevention basketball tournament Sunday at James Wood High School. Seven teams comprised of student athletes, police and court officials, people in recovery and those who support the cause battled it out in a single-elimination tournament for bragging rights and to promote a substance-free lifestyle. Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland watched from......

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'There's a lot of love' in church's monthly meals

WINCHESTER — Zack Taylor has spent nearly a fourth of his life serving meals to the less fortunate. The Evendale Elementary School student, who is just a few weeks shy of turning 10, has been volunteering with his church, Grace Downtown of Winchester, since he was 7. “If people can’t help themselves, we should help them,” Zack said. Grace Downtown started serving monthly community meals shortly after it was founded in August 2015. On Friday, the church’s monthly meal was provided to residents and guests of Winchester Rescue Mission‘s homeless shelter at 435 N. Cameron......

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