the closet

When the Son of Man comes in his glory he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we do these things for you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’Matthew 25: 31-40 (abridged)

The Closet is a ministry started by Bill Burns several years ago that provides free clothing and bottles of water for the homeless and less fortunate in Bessemer. Operating on Saturdays, The Closet gives away several hundred pieces of clothing using a vacant lot as a base of operations.

Additionally, the Inverness Vineyard Church provides turkeys for this ministry to distribute to the needy each Christmas and Thanksgiving. Recently, the Carrier of God’s Presence ministry has begun partnering with The Closet to pray for the needs of those who come to The Closet for clothing.