Advent Gift Day
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About the Event
Our Advent Gift Day is another opportunity to demonstrate the love of God in this special season when we celebrate Him giving us his ultimate gift.
This year we are supporting three initiatives for children, the homeless and local people in need.
ANGEL TREE is a project of the Prison Fellowship that provides presents for the children of prisoners to lessen the devastating impact of parental absence at a difficult time. Gifts are sent to children along with a handwritten note from their parent to help families to connect & build relationships.
More information from https://prisonfellowship.org.uk/our-work/angel-tree/
CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS provides the homeless with 3 nutritious hot meals daily, a bed, health check, mental health & addiction help plus much more and all over the Christmas holidays.
More information from https://www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/reserve-a-place-at-crisis-at-christmas/
For both of the above, we will be collecting monetary gifts to specifically fund exactly what is needed.
Gift envelopes and a collection box will be in church on Advent Gift Day.
For those still wanting to give a physical gift we are proposing the following Luxury Christmas food items for the REDBRIDGE FOOD BANK - the type of treats that a family in need would not afford - children’s selection pack / chocolates & sweets / fruit cake / nuts etc. ( but not alcohol).
These will also be collected at every service.