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 10th. Download instructions here.
On Sunday, November 24th is our annual International Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. This is our way to show internationals the love and welcome of the MRCC family in this season of giving thanks praise to God. What a great opportunity to practice hospitality by inviting/welcoming visitors from all nations to share a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
If you can volunteer as a “Table Host” at the dinner, please sign up at our table in the foyer or if you prefer to work behind the scenes, consider helping with table decorating the afternoon of the 24th or staying to clean up after the dinner.
MRCC members are asked to pay $10 per adult to help with the cost of the dinner, which will be provided to our guests and children for free.
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 give cash or checks to JoAnne North or Jerry Way by December 1st.
Pick up packets on November 10th 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 24th or December 1st.