Agape Sock Ministry | 21st Century Church of Christ

Agape Sock Ministry

Agape Sock Ministry

The mission and vision of the Agape Sock Ministry under the umbrella of the 21st Century Church of Christ is providing funds to purchase and donate socks to those homeless and unable to purchase an item we all take for granted. Every dollar goes in support to spread unconditional love to those less fortunate, or to those who are physically impaired.

Socks are the most requested; yet, they are not often donated. Our socks provide the believers who seek to encourage themselves and others via the gospel (good news about Jesus' second coming) to walk with faith that someone in this world does care about them personally!


What is the Agape Sock Ministry?

Pastor John McCain had a vision a few years ago about homeless people living under a bridge. In the vision, one of the displaced individuals had his feet uncovered outside of his tent. Pastor John thought that if he had on a pair of socks, he would feel much better and warmer. The pastor began to prepare a ministry to not only make disciples but to include a Sock Ministry where socks would be given to those who need them

Later in 2021, Pastor John later shared his vision with Ms. Janice Euell and Ms. Toni Colwell of the Something to Think About Podcast, who were both touched by the concept of giving socks to the homeless just because we care. From that moment on, the three have been working around the clock producing the AGAPE Gift Bags that we are asking your help with. We provide Agape Gift Bags to shelters at the following locations:

·         Easter Seals, DC, MD, VA, Mixed genders

·         Promise Place, shelter for male and females aged 18 - 20, Seat Pleasant, MD.

·         The Shelter. A shelter for males, Seat Pleasant, MD.

·         Sarah’s House, Elkridge, MD. Mixed gender

·         More to come….

We are preparing 50 bags monthly, with 25 bags for each facility 2/3 times per year, with special gift bags during the holiday season.

21st Century Church of Christ and the podcast Something to Think About have partnered to bring a vision I had to life and that was AGAPE gift bags…literally bags of love we donate to various shelters for example that not only include toiletries but little gifts such as women’s silk scarves, socks, ponchos, and even pocket foil blankets! The homeless should be treated with dignity and love of neighbor as Christ commanded of us right?

With your donation, you can have one of these bags donated with a personal label from you. If interested email Pastor John at pastorjohn@faithfulchurch.org. Each bag costs $20 or you can pick your own item and quantity to include and donate that item. Please note that items must be delivered to us for storage.

Or visit either page to make your own personal monetary contribution to this worthy and amazing ministry my partner and this ministry have started...watching it get bigger each day!

www.faithfulchurch.org. or www.somethingtothinkaboutpod.com

How Can You Help?

If you would like to donate a bag, we'd love to hear from you. The AGAPE BAG is full of gifts that new homeless people receive upon entry into a shelter. We'd be happy to speak with you or even partnering to distribute bags to those who could use a smile and items to make their stay more enjoyable.

Please email our pastor directly to discuss your contribution at pastorjohn@faithfulchurch.org

*If you wish to donate cash,

  • use the DONATE button on the homepage choose the AGAPE fund option.
  • select GIVING option from the menu in the top-right corner of this Site, choose the AGAPE fund option.

A label will be attached to each bag with your name on it as it is a personal ​gift from you for someone in need. Please choose the AGAPE fund to donate a gift bag.

We provide Agape Gift Bags to shelters at the following locations:

·         Easter Seals, DC, MD, VA, , Mixed genders

·         Promise Place, shelter for male and females aged 18 - 20, Seat Pleasant, MD.

·         The Shelter. A shelter for males, Seat Pleasant, MD.

·         Sarah’s House, Elkridge, MD. Mixed genders

·         More to come….

We are preparing 50 bags monthly, with 25 bags for each facility 2/3 times per year, with special gift bags during the holiday season.


What Items Do You Need?

Some Examples of Agape Gift Bags