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Concordia Lutheran Church members, Teri Miller and Jane Hillhouse showing off the 45 pounds of coffee collected for the Shades of Grace ministry.

During the month of February, members of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kingsport, Tennessee were challenged to bring in coffee to be donated to a local homeless ministry named Shades of Grace. The project was titled “Grounds for Grace” – in a literal sense (coffee grounds) and a figurative sense (God’s grace comes only through His abounding love). A contest was held to see who could bring the most coffee with a reward of a $25 gift card to a local coffee shop. A whopping 45 pounds of coffee was collected! The Shades of Grace ministry was very appreciative and posted a very nice thank-you on their Facebook page.