Christmas Giving 2015

Christmas doesn’t have to be about stuff and stress. This season, we’re blessed to meet need and give generously on three different levels. Impact a different country, or your very own neighborhood! This season, let’s look outward and shine Christ’s love on a whole new scale.

Local

Support our partner schools and families by meeting their specific needs, ranging from holiday meal ingredients to soccer gear! Select a tag off the Christmas tree in the foyer and put your unwrapped donation under the tree by December 13th.

Statewide

Come alongside foster care children and their caseworkers by providing Welcome Boxes for kids who are just entering the foster care system. While a child is waiting in the social services office to be placed in a foster home, they receive a box of age-appropriate toys and treats to occupy their time. The box is theirs to keep. Each box costs $30 to put together, but their psychological value cannot be overstated! Designate your gift on the memo line of your check or make a note on your offering envelope by December 13th.

Global

Our children learn the deeper meaning of Christmas through Advent Conspiracy Kidz Edition, but Advent Conspiracy offers everyone a chance to have worldwide impact by supporting safe water projects. More than a billion people lack access to clean water and sanitation, but by giving to Living Water International, we can do our part to alleviate the crisis and be the hands and feet of Christ in places few of us will ever visit.

We hope one (or more!) of these projects speaks to your heart this season! It’s been a pleasure to see Real Life become more and more open and willing to be used of God, and to see that generosity change lives both materially and spiritually. It is a season of blessing and we’re blessed to participate!

This is a large work I’ve called you into, but don’t be overwhelmed by it. It’s best to start small. Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won’t lose out on a thing.” Matthew 10:42 (The Message)

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