Here are all the ways to bring Christmas Joy to those in need. To jump to more information, click on one of the six opportunities below.

HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS

East Fort Bend Human Needs Food Pantry plans to give out 600+ baskets containing everything needed to fix a traditional holiday meal for those who would otherwise go without. To learn more about the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, please visit their ministry page.

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 12: Last day to place Thanksgiving donations in the Gathering Hall Collection Bin
November 20: Help distribute Thanksgiving baskets
December 10: Last day to place Christmas donations in the Gathering Hall Collection Bin
December 18: Help distribute Christmas baskets

Contact jordan@humanneeds.org to help distribute.

TO BUILD THE BASKETS WE NEED TO FOLLOWING:

stuffing mix, canned sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, chicken broth, evaporated milk, canned pumpkin, canned fruit, box of instant mashed potatoes, sugar, flour, canned pie filling

Please consider donating any or all of the above, so our neighbors in need will have a holiday meal. Questions? Contact Ginny Schabacker at schabginny@windstream.net.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox Gifts are a simple and interactive way to participate, or to help a child learn about the joy of giving. As a family, you can pack a standard-sized shoebox full of gifts for a boy or girl in a less developed country. The receiving child will feel the love of Christ through your gift, and have the opportunity to hear the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. You or your family may also choose to follow the destination of your gift online. To learn more about the Operation Christmas Child, please visit their ministry page.

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 5 & 12: Information table will be available to provide lists, materials, and answer questions about packing boxes
November 8 & 9: 
Christ Church School will collect boxes
November 12: Youth Packing Party
November 19: Church-wide collection date

Information and follow-your-box mailing labels can also be found: www.samaritanspurse.org/occ or contact Godly Active Ladies Serving (GALS) at normap@christchurchsl.org.

SHOP YOUR CLOSET

Five hours southwest of Christ Church, there are children who live with blankets for doors and no running water. Help us and our sister churches in Mexico bring a moment of Christmas joy by donating gently used toys (soft toys, balls, bags, dolls, cars, etc.) or other small gifts such as jewelry, sun glasses, watches, wallets, or travel size toiletries. To learn more about Mexico Missions, please visit their ministry page.

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 5, 12 & 19: Visit table in Gathering Hall for more information
December 3: 
Last day to drop off donations in collection bins by rooms 11/12 and join in wrapping extravaganza in rooms 210/211
December 7: Help deliver gifts to Mexico

Questions? Contact Olinda Jehovics at 713.385.8685.

ANGEL TREE

Come pick one or several tags off the Angel Tree and make someone’s Christmas a special one. Each tag represents a Christmas wish from an elderly person or a child in need here in Fort Bend County. Thank you for sharing Christ’s love toward those in need this Christmas season. To learn more about Angel Tree, please visit their ministry page.

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 5 & 12: Volunteer sign-up sheets, join the Angel Tree team
November 19-December 3: 
Pick a tag (or tags) to fulfill
December 10: Return presents in gift bag with tag attached to the tree in the Gathering Hall by 10:45 am
December 16: Deliver gifts to local nursing home

Questions? Contact Terri Schnakenberg at 281.924.4597 or tlschnak@aol.com.

CAROL VANCE PARTY

Join in the joy of reconciled relationships at the Carol Vance Prison as inmate’s give their children gifts from our Angel Tree.  We need help that day with decorating gingerbread cookies, judging the dance contest, video games, photo booth, pizza, photos with Santa, arts and crafts. To learn more about the Restorative Justice Ministry, please visit their ministry page.

DATES TO REMEMBER

December 2: Party at Carol Vance Prison from 1-5 pm

To volunteer, sign up with Betty at 832.755.7761.

GIFT (GIVE IN FAITH TODAY)

GIFT is Christ Church’s alternative to commercial gift-giving. Choose one of the gift options in the GIFT catalog and you will receive a personalized card for you to give to the person(s) your donation will be honoring. Visit the Gathering Hall December 3-17 or view the catalog and order online today. To learn more about the GIFT program, please visit their ministry page.

VIEW CATALOGORDER ONLINE
DATES TO REMEMBER

December 20: Last day to order in time for Christmas Gifts

Questions? Contact Debbie Straw at debbie.hardy.straw@gmail.com.