HOLIDAY GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
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.
Bring your boxes to the main office during working hours, or pull up to the building and call 405.478.0166 and we’ll come out and get them, or set them on the stage by November 14.
Fall Food Drive
Our Fall Food Drive this year will be from October 31 through November 7. Items can be brought to the office anytime during working hours that week, or items can be brought to the stage on November.
INTERNATIONAL THANKSGIVING Blessing
On November 21, 2021 MRCC will host our 30th International Thanksgiving Dinner!
This longstanding tradition, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day, is back with a twist.
We have a unique opportunity to welcome a very special group of new neighbors who have come from Afghanistan to live in our community. This year’s menu will be traditional turkey and vegetables, but to accommodate our guests, the food will be entirely halal.
We will provide time and space for interaction among adults and some fun activities for children from 4:00 to 6:00pm prior to sharing the meal at 6:00.
There are several ways to serve to make this event a success!
THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE CITY
For the Thanksgiving holiday, we are assembling and delivering 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; volunteer on the morning of Wednesday, November 24; recommend a recipient for a meal, or donate money for pies.
Prison Ministry Hygiene KITs
We will be providing care packages with hygiene items for the residents of two correctional facilities in OKC. If you would like to contribute, please give cash or checks marked “Prison Hygiene Kits” to Jerry Way or to the main office by Sunday, November 28.
CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECTS
Pick up packets at the building on November 14 for as many people as you’d like from our various Christmas gift projects for Luther, Second Chances, and Memorial Road families. Do your shopping, then bring your gifts back to the main office area by Sunday, December 5. If you can’t be with us in person on November 14, email Marty Karguth to see if there are any remaining, unclaimed packets.