During the Advent season we take the time to reflect on God’s provision by participating in Advent Giving (Special Offering) and an Advent Initiative. The prayer is that as a body we will engage in both opportunities to further God’s Kingdom and share the love of Jesus. Our Advent Giving is going to build up our missions fund and support a seminary in Cuba. Click HERE for more detials.
For this year's Advent Initiative, we will be partnering with Kipp 3D Academy: a Houston Charter school for low income students in Northside Houston. Nearly 50% of KIPP Houston’s 8th graders go on to graduate from college while comparatively, only 10.6% of Harris County’s low-income 8th graders have graduated from college. We are working with a math teacher at Kipp 3D who has identified these students and their interests. They are currently without a stable housing situation and likely would not receive much for Christmas this year without our gifts.
Thank you in advance for your participation, and the blessing it will be for children who are in need. Please visit our online registry below or on the Christmas tree in the lobby to pick out gifts. We are shipping to one location so we can consolidate for delivery to the students. Please have your order delivered by December 16th, so we can get the items to the students before they leave for winter break.
Our goal is to provide a toy, book, and clothing items for each child so if you buy a gift separately please refer to the registry to check off the similar posted item.
Tips for buying from the registry:
- Click on the item you are interested and it will bring you to a website to purchase it. Please make sure you request a gift receipt at checkout in case items needs to be exchanged.
- If you prefer to purchase the item at the store, please make sure you mark “I already bought this item” and bring it to church and put under the tree. If an item is unavailable/sold out on-line you can buy an item that is similar
Please make sure all items are either brought to the church or will be delivered by Dec 16th at the latest.
*If you have any questions about items please contact Lori 207-899-8366 or firstname.lastname@example.org