The LORD says: "When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and sojourner: I am the LORD your God." (Leviticus 19:9-10)
In September, December, and at Easter time, we hold special sharing and caring events to serve the Gospel of Jesus Christ followed by food and daily life necessities in downtown Atlanta. Several churches in the Atlanta area contribute food and other items to share. Volunteers from these churches also join us regularly to share the love of Jesus with brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness.
These events are a great opportunity to connect with our brothers and sisters and engage in some meaningful fellowship in Christ. Our time of service begins with a time of praise with opening prayer, the singing of Christian hymns, a special message delivered by Pastor Song or another servant of the Lord, and a closing prayer. We also pray with our brothers and sisters and provide counsel.
In cold weather, a heavy jacket can be a life saving gift for those experiencing homelessness and living on the street. Stepping Stone coordinates an annual winter coat drive, beginning in September, in partnership with sister churches. These jackets are then shared with our brothers and sisters during the cold weather months, beginning as early as September, during our regular serving times as well as through special events at Thanksgiving and Christmas times. The cost of one jacket is $25.00.
As our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness do not have a regular place to store their personal belongings, a backpack is a vital asset for daily living. Stepping Stone shares backpacks throughout the year. We always gratefully welcome donations to help purchase backpacks.