This Sunday begins a whole new kind of Advent Outreach — from the Inside Out.

By November 30, 2013Advent
bucket_smallThis Sunday we launch this special Inside Out Christmas initative  to offer individuals and families a chance to give gifts that will make a real difference in the day-to-day life of someone living in need in our community.Each Bucket of Joy contains an assortment of giving opportunities specific to the needs of people living in our community.
These buckets will be displayed in several locations throughout the church (and online in a virtual format) throughout the season of Advent.Choose a giving opportunity — or several — from the bucket, and, depending on the request, either:


December 8, 15 and 22
9:00 am – 12:00 noon | Room 147



through December 25.

As we launch this special holiday initiative, we offer this special prayer for finding the challenge that fills your own joy bucket as it meets a real need in our community:

Gracious and loving God of us all,

None of us asked for our life – it was a gift bestowed upon each and every one of us out of Your grace and Your love.  How is that we so often lose sight of the simple reality that life is a gift to be cherished and shared?  This Advent season, grant us the ability to live into your extravagant grace and love so that we might love You with all of our strength and our neighbors as ourselves.  Amen.



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