This Advent season, we have two opportunities to serve others by giving of our time and our money.
AFFORDABLE CHRISTMAS AT REDEMPTION ALHAMBRA
Saturday, December 15 • 8am-2pm
We have a tangible opportunity to love others this season by offering our time, serving face to face, at the Affordable Christmas event Redemption Alhambra is hosting.
Affordable Christmas is an empowering shopping experience for low-income families that allows them an opportunity to provide Christmas presents for their children at a very low cost. New toys are donated and then sold for 1/10th of the retail value. All proceeds from this event go to support the work of Foster Care Initiatives, which exists to see Arizona’s vulnerable children and youth grow in flourishing families.
There are many opportunities to serve: greeters, experience guides, hospitality, serving meals, childcare, entertainment, gift inventory, wrapping gifts, cashiers, decorations, and pre-event preparations.
God has blessed us to be a blessing to others. Part of the way we bless others is by collecting an Advent offering each year. This year, our monetary offerings will go toward the following initiatives to care for needs that are CLOSE, NEAR, & FAR.
CLOSE: REDEMPTION FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION
There is an orphan crisis around the world. James tells us that caring for vulnerable children such as these is close to the heart of God. Simply put, Redemption Foster Care & Adoption is working to engage our church to meet this great need by encouraging families to foster or adopt as well as relationally support families who choose to open their homes.
NEAR: IMMIGRANT HOPE
Immigrant Hope works to equip churches to provide immigrants with the hope of the gospel, help in finding a pathway to legal residency, and a home in a church that cares for their needs.
FAR: HOPE FOR CHILDREN, ETHIOPIA
Hope for Children is a non-profit ministering throughout Ethiopia. They work to both rescue and protect children from human trafficking, child labor, and living on the streets through a variety of programs.
HOW TO GIVE
You can give toward our Advent Offering through December 31 in either of these ways:
- IN PERSON: Drop your Advent offering in our offering boxes at church on Sunday.
- ONLINE: Be sure to designate “Advent Offering.”