Giving Back to the Community
The Magi Project is a coordinated effort of the churches of Christ to provide a Christmas gift box to children in an economically suppressed part of the world. Each family is encouraged to fill a shoebox with toys, candy, clothing, school supplies, and hygiene items so that a child can enjoy Christmas. In doing so, your family will be serving as an extension of Christ’s mercy and grace. Instructions on how to fill one of the Magi boxes are located at Information Central. For over 20 years, this congregation has participated in the Magi Project. This year we will again be sending the Magi boxes to our sister congregations in Piedras Negras and Allende, Mexico. On that date, please bring your filled Magi gift box to the main auditorium on Sunday, November 11th. Download instructions here.
Pick up packets on November 18th for as many people as you’d like from our various Christmas gift projects for Capitol Hill, Luther, and Memorial Road families. Do your shopping, and then bring your gifts back to the main office area on November 25th or December 2nd.
On Thanksgiving day, we deliver meals to those with limitations that keep them from having a traditional homemade meal for the holiday. Go to the event page to learn more, sign up to make pies, volunteer on Thanksgiving day, or recommend a recipient for a meal.
For over 20 years, we have prepared holiday gift bags for the ladies at Mabel Bassett Correction Center. The bags include six hygiene items for some 1,450 women who are incarcerated. This might be the only gift many of these women receive for Christmas. If you can contribute, please bring funds to the Prison Ministry office at the Memorial Road building by December 1st.