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 19.
Fall Food Drive
Our Fall Food Drive this year will be from October 8. Items can be brought to the office anytime during working hours to keep our pantry stocked.
INTERNATIONAL THANKSGIVING Dinner
On November 19, 2023 MRCC will host our 32nd International Thanksgiving Dinner!
Come join us for a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal, prepared halal to welcome all cultures. This is a great opportunity to invite Internationals to MRCC, welcome them to a traditional American Thanksgiving meal, and introduce them to the MRCC International ministry. Invitations are available at Information Central.
Please arrive at 6 p.m. for seating with Welcome and dinner beginning at 6:15.
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 22; recommend a recipient for a meal, or donate money for pies.
second chances thrift store
Delisa Jones is looking for winter donations at Second Chances Thrift. The most urgent needs are:
- Men’s boots – all sizes
- Men’s tennis shoes – all sizes
- New/gently used men’s jeans – sizes 30-34
- Sleeping bags
- 2-4 person tents
- Hand & feet warmers
- Hats & gloves
All items can go directly to the shop at 2605 N. MacArthur in OKC or bring them to Jerry Way at the MRCC building.
CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECTS
Pick up packets at the building on November 12 for as many people as you’d like from our various Christmas gift projects for Luther, Second Chances, Capitol Hill, and Memorial Road families. Do your shopping, then bring your gifts back to the main office area by Sunday, December 3. If you can’t be with us in person on November 12, email Marty Karguth to see if there are any remaining, unclaimed packets.