Grace Fellowship Church to Host 5th Annual Garage Free Event on October 10th
On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Grace Fellowship Church will host its 5th annual Garage Free event. In years past, the event has been held at the church, but due to the incredible response from the community, Grace Fellowship decided to move this year’s event to the Annex at the Comanche County Fairgrounds.
"Garage Free had outgrown the venue we were using, due to the overwhelming response of need in our community. It was important to us to continue to meet this need," said Pastor Kirk Pearson. "Last year we served over 1,400 people plus hundreds of volunteers. We quickly realized we needed more space to better serve those in need." Our motto around here is 'Go Big Or Go Home', so we knew the Annex was just the place to make that happen."
The event is like a giant garage sale, but everything is free. It’s made possible by donations from members of the church and other people throughout the community. The purpose is to help people get things they need but may not be able to afford, including furniture, appliances, baby items and clothing. It’s open to the public, and attendees can also find items such as bedding, home décor, toys, electronics, bikes, and games.
Grace Fellowship Church has been preparing for this year’s event since they began accepting donations in January. “It really does take almost a year to pull something like this off,” said Pearson. “It’s a big undertaking, but we love doing Garage Free because we’re passionate about not just being in the community, but really serving it. It's great to help people and to see the impact it has on their lives, but one thing a lot of people don't realize is the positive impact it also has on our congregation. It takes about 200 volunteers from our church to make it happen, and the effect it has on everyone is awesome. It's truly a blessing for us to do this."
Doors at the Annex will open for Garage Free at 9:00 A.M. and will stay open until everyone has been served or everything is gone. To learn more about donating items or attending Garage Free, visit GraceLawton.org.
ABOUT GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Grace Fellowship Church is a non-denominational church with a diverse congregation of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We have a come as you are culture, and our mission is to love God passionately and people unconditionally, empower people to learn, equip people to lead, and to launch people into their divine purpose.