Season to Serve is an opportunity to love and serve others November 22-December 13 as we follow Jesus’ call to be the salt and light in the midst of a world covered in darkness. This year has been a struggle for so many with unprecedented and unexpected challenges, but the financial and emotional strain will be even more apparent during the holidays. Take a moment this season to pause, pray and answer God’s call to light up someone else’s day in Jesus’ name.

This year we're supporting four of our local and global partners:

  • Replenish the food pantry at Lighthouse Christian Ministries on Give Thanks Sunday
  • Respond in love by fulfilling 3 Christmas Wishes for students at Whitcomb Elementary via an Amazon wishlist
  • Support an online diapers and wipes drive for AnchorPoint families
  • Gift a goat for our friends at our CarePoint in Ochuloi, Uganda

Food Drive

Give Thanks Sunday

Nov 22

On Sunday, November 22nd return your filled grocery bag to replenish the Lighthouse Christian Ministries food pantry.
Empty food bags are available for pickup in the church office during the week.
 Items requested are the following:
Canned Vegetables * Canned Fruit * Canned Tuna
Canned Chicken * Canned Ravioli *Instant Potatoes
Peanut Butter * Jelly * Pancake Mix * Syrup 
Beans / Rice * Hamburger Helper * Jiffy Mix
Powdered Milk * Ramen Noodles 
Rice & Pasta Roni Cereal * Soups
Macaroni & Cheese * Toothpaste/Shampoo

3 Wishes

Whitcomb LogoFor the past 2 years we have support the community of Whitcomb Elementary through a Christmas Store. During a pandemic we're needing to find new ways to support the Whitcomb community. Many families have been hit hard by business shutting down or reducing hours and Christmas for their family won't be possible without  your help. Families have filled out a survey for their children for something they want, something they need, and a book to read or a game to play. You can shop for these items through our Amazon Wishlist. You will have the option to have items shipped directly to Gloria Dei.CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE KIDS' WISHLIST!

If you feel comfortable getting out of the house we would love for you to sign up for a time to help wrap presents at church. We will spread out wrapping stations so everyone is spaced out well. If you have some wrapping paper that you would like to retire we would love for you to add it to our stash! 

CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP TO BE A HELPER!

Diapers and Wipes Drive

Anchor Point Logo

Nonprofits in our community have been hit hard during the pandemic. One of the many ways Anchor Point serves our community is through their crisis pregnancy center, parenting classes, which also provides diapers and wipes for the clients. Their diaper closet is nearly empty. During this holiday season consider making a purchase to help fill up their diaper closet and all them to continue supporting parents in our community through this basic need. You can shop here through the Amazon Wishlist. Diapers will be sent directly to Anchor Point. 

CLICK HERE TO SHOP OUR AMAZON WISH LIST

Gift a Goat

Childrens Hopechest

We are so excited to work with our ministry partner Children's HopeChest with our first income-generating project in Ochuloi, Uganda. Our goal is to make sure all 180 CarePoint friends will receive a goat this Christmas.

CLICK HERE TO GIFT A GOAT

The goat project is a revolving project for the community. The first offspring will be given back to the CarePoint so that other children & families in the community can be supported through this project.  After multiplication of the goats, beneficiaries can choose to sell and raise more money for basic needs or exchange the goats for a bull/cow for household agriculture or milk consumption and sale.