The holidays are often a time of great need for families struggling to make ends meet. As a church, we have the opportunity to help bridge the gap for struggling families in our community and infuse some love and joy into their holiday season. Take a look at the options below, and consider how you, your family, or your Community Group might take advantage of one of these opportunities to share God’s love with our community...
Christmas Food/Gift Baskets: Visit the Reach Table on Sunday beginning 11/12 to choose a Christmas Family. Baskets will be collected on Sun. 12/17.
Christmas Stockings: Help our at-risk youth celebrate Christmas! Pick up an empty stocking at the Reach Table beginning Sun. 11/19, fill it, and bring it back by Sun. 12/10.
At-Risk Youth: We are hosting a Christmas Party here at TCC for local at-risk youth! Join us as we share the love of Jesus. Tues. 12/12, 3:30-5:30. Contact Mare @ ext. 400.
Christmas Caroling: Sunday, 12/3, 12:10-3:30pm. Young Families & Student Ministries are sharing the joy of Christmas. Join us in the Student’s Multi-Purpose Room for pizza lunch, and then caroling at convalescent homes in GV. We will return to TCC to carol for our seniors at their Christmas Party!
Interfaith Food Ministry: Your $20 donation will purchase a complete holiday meal with all the trimmings for a family in need. Details & envelopes at the Reach Table, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks payable to IFM.
Year-End Gift: Each year we ask all who call Twin Cities Church home to consider making a financial contribution as a way of expressing gratitude to God for His blessings throughout the year and to allow our church to either take on a new initiative or acquire new ministry tools. Please ask God to guide you to an amount He would have you generously give.
Senior Outreach Visitation: Visit with a senior in a local facility or plan to do something more with your Community Group. Caroling is always a hit or you can come up with your own idea. Call Marian Jewett at 273-3194.
Interfaith Food Ministry: Volunteer to distribute food, do food donation pick up, sort and package food, etc. Call Judi Wade at 272-2445.
Hospitality house: Help to prepare lunch or dinner for the homeless. Go to hospitalityhouseshelter.org and click on “volunteer” for application.
Anew Day Counseling Services: Volunteer to clean, bake cookies for the volunteer staff, or train to be a counselor. Call Anew Day at 470-9111.
LivingWell Medical Clinic & Pregnancy Resource Center: Help in the office or at the thrift store, or train to be a client advocate. Call Char at 272-6800.
Serve Your Neighbors: There are practical needs to be met right next door! Help meet those needs of your neighbors and show them Jesus in a tangible way. Ideas: Rake leaves and needles, sweep sidewalks and driveways, clean gutters, help with a simple home maintenance/repair issue, do something kind that goes above and beyond, bake cookies or brownies (and include a nice note!), surprise a neighbor by dropping off some firewood or mowing their lawn, throw a BBQ or hold a block party.