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On Saturday, June 14 between 9am and noon, First Baptist Church of Elk Grove (8939 E. Stockton Blvd) will host “Threads of Change,” a community clothing sale benefitting P.A.T.H. (People Assisting The Homeless) and Courage House (a non-profit Christian organization that is building homes around the world for children rescued out of sex trafficking). 

But before we see the benefits of “Threads of Change,” we want to invite shoppers for our gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories. Many of you enjoy the thrill of Thrift Store bargains; here is your chance to enjoy yourself and find some great bargains on June 14th from 9am and noon.

Help us spread the word, please broadcast for us, send messages, tweet, and get the word out.

First Baptist Church of Elk Grove  8939 E. Stockton Blvd  Elk Grove CA 95624 

 
 
A sweet, formerly homeless, friend gets his first guitar after being homeless for 10 years.  Thank you to Brian from "Shop Heroic" in Elk Grove for you generous donation.
 
 
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Elk Grove Winter Sanctuary (EGWINS) is a service that cares for men, women, and families by providing a hot meal and overnight housing in local participating churches on a rotating basis.  Our goal is to serve the homeless population every year during the coldest months, from December through March.

We recently completed our first year of service and were able to bless many in our community through the help of God’s people.  We look forward to another successful year and the opportunity to collaborate with even more churches and community members.  For our upcoming event we invite you to join us.

                                                                   EG WINS Together: City-Wide Music Concert

                                                                   Saturday, May 10th, 2014, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

                                                                          Hosted by LifePointe Christian Church

                                                                         10291 East Stockton Blvd. Elk Grove, CA

                                                                                       Admission: Love Offering

This event will showcase many talented musicians.  Together, we will praise God for His provisions for 2014.  We are excited to be united as one church, one voice, and one mind for God’s purpose.

May 10th will be a memorable night for ELK Grove- a night the community comes together to bring hope to those in need.

For more information about the concert contact: Rene Jenkins, Co-Fundraiser coordinator, [email protected] 

 
 
PATH Elk Grove  has joined forces with the Elk Grove Food Bank for this great event.  Part of your registration fee will go to PATH, but only if you write 1PATH in the registration code in the box on the form or on-line at http://www.run4independence.com
 
 
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Seniors in Jeff Merker's Industrial Technology program at Sheldon High School built the racks that will be used to hang storage bags containing the sleeping bags for the guests of the Winter Sanctuary. The three student who built the three collapsible racks are Adam Ju, Richard Bessette and Brandon Langan (left to right).  Thanks guys, your hard work will be put to a great use!

 
 
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Sara Wang from Davita Dialysis presented a $1,000 donation to PATH members Fred Bremerman and Linda Strom for the upcoming EGWins program.


What a great help from Davita Dialysis to help us in our joint effort with local churches to offer temporary, emergency shelter for homeless people in Elk Grove during the cold winter months.



 
 
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Unexpected blessing.

PATH was blessed today by a very sweet boy who collected cans and bottles to raise money to donate toward the Grace House.  Encouraged by a teacher to find a way to give an unexpected blessing 7 year old Josiah Rogers told his mother Bethany that he want to give money to PATH.

Josiah had heard about the work PATH was doing with the homeless when he saw a flyer at Sun Grove Church.  Joined by his mother, sisters and brother, Josiah met with PATH volunteer Ed Kelly at Grace House to deliver the envelope of cash he saved from his work collecting and redeeming cans and bottles.

We are grateful that this young boy took the time and effort to reach out to those in need.  His giving heart is greatly appreciated.

 
 
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From December 15, 2013 through February 15, 2014.  This program  provides a safe warm place to stay with a warm meal provided by volunteers at local churches in the Elk Grove area.  Those seeking shelter should arrive at 5:30 PM at the Elk Grove United Methodist Church 8986 Elk Grove Blvd to register and transportation will be provide to the host church site.  More information can be found on www.egwins.org  

Volunteer opportunities: for more information about EG WINS, to donate materials, or find out more about joining this effort, contact: Fred Bremerman [email protected]  or Linda Strom [email protected]

 
 
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On Saturday, Nov 16, Mayor Gary Davis invited Robert Cloud from Grace House and Fred Bremerman from PATH to the Grand Opening of the new McDonald's next to Walmart on Bruceville @ Whitelock Parkway. Store owner Steve Ramirez celebrated the store opening with donations to local causes, including PATH/Grace House and EG WINS. Again our community and our connections are benefiting Elk Grove homeless. Let's celebrate!