Christmas

RESTORING & AFFIRMING DIGNITY AT CHRISTMAS

WeihnachtsgeschenkAs the holiday season approaches, many people’s thoughts turn to gifts.  Retailers count on big sales to make up for slower months during the year and people begin to assess how “big” of a Christmas they will be able to afford.  The same is true for our neighbors in St. Roch and St. Claude, though with fewer resources often comes more stress.  For families that struggle to provide the basics, the prospect of giving gifts can sometimes seem too overwhelming.

Bob Lupton, a friend in urban ministry in Atlanta, describes a scene common around Christmas time…

We want to invite you to affirm the dignity of parents in our neighborhood this Christmas season.   Would you considering giving a new, unwrapped gift for our Christmas Store? You can visit  our amazon.com wish list here.  We are accepting gifts for all ages.  If you would prefer to give a cash gift that will allow us to supply inventory for the store, please send a check to St. Roch Community Church and write “Christmas Store” in the memo section or donate online here. Our store will be on December 12th & 19th from 9:00 am to 10:30 so all gifts need to be at the church by December 10th but no later than the 17th.  To schedule a drop off please e-mail Julie at julie@strochcc.org.   Please let us know if you’d like a ticket or if you know of someone who could benefit from shopping at our store.

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One response to “Christmas

  1. Sandra Files

    A restoration of dignity with compassion! Amen!

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