Are you already thrashing those catchy Christmas carols? Are your walls already covered in tinsel? You may or may not be an early-Christmas-person but Christmas sure is getting closer and it’s high time we put some serious thought into what we can do to bless those around us this Christmas.
At Central Vineyard we want to be a church that looks outward into our world, serving and blessing our community. What better opportunity do we have to do this than at Christmas time?
So this season let's bless those around us with 'Good Gifts'.
WHAT ARE THESE GOOD GIFTS?
Each Good Gift will be an amazing gift basket full of tasty treats and special items (think chocolate, lollies, Christmas pudding, nuts, baking etc) that we will then pass on to our neighbours, colleagues or anyone in our world that you would simply like to bless this Christmas.
So firstly, we'll make them:
The plan is for us to collectively donate towards and then assemble 150 Good Gifts. We will collectively fundraise the funds needed to buy and make the Gifts, and then we will host a fun evening where we put the Gifts together and box them up.
Next, you'll deliver them:
Each of us will have the chance to reserve, or call dibs on, a Good Gift to pass on to someone - so get thinking about who that is! Your Good Gift will be available to collect on Sunday, Dec 17 at our final Sunday Gathering for 2017.
We have a goal of 150 Good Gifts to be sponsored, made and passed on by us, so let’s all get on board and make this happen.
There's three easy stages to all of this, you can participate in just one or all three - it's up to you!
Contribute by financially donating toward the purchasing of the goods, or baking some sweet treats
Assembly night where we will collect the items and put together all the gifts (Wednesday, Dec 13th, 7pm)
Pass-on a Good Gift to take and give to someone in your world (max of 3)
On December 17th, collect your Good Gift/s at our final Gathering for 2017 and pass it on!
Assembly is now full, if you signed up we'll see you on 13th of December, 7pm, 60 Rockfield Road.
RESERVE TO PASS-ON
Our reservations are now closed, all Good Gifts must be collected to pass-on from our final gathering on Sunday 17th of December.