Christmas Cheer is an opportunity to give back during the holidays and keep Christ at the center of the season. We encourage you to get involved in one (or a few!) of the opportunities we have available this year.
Hope Ministries Turkey Pickin’
Saturday, November 18 at 8:30 am
Hope Ministries: Bethel Mission (1310 6th Ave., Des Moines)
For our 9th year in a row, we prepared the turkey for 3,500 Thanksgiving meals to serve people in need in our community. Thank you to all who helped make it happen!
Single Moms Blessing Bags
Support Single Parent Provision and the Christmas party they’re throwing for single moms in Des Moines! Fill a bag with one of each of the items listed below and bring it to the church by Sunday, December 3 so we can deliver it.
- One $10 (or more) gift card for gas, groceries, or a restaurant
- One personal item such as lotion, jewelry, lip balm, etc.
- One inspirational item like a devotional, journal, or book
- One household item like a candle, water bottle, or fun kitchen or bath item
- One “just because” item like candy, a small purse, or an accessory
Supply Kits for Refugee Families
Fill a laundry basket with new cleaning supplies for a resettled refugee family! Windex, dish soap, laundry detergent, and disinfectant wipes are just some of the items needed. Bring your basket to the church by Sunday, December 17.
Family Support at the Learning Center
Sponsor a family from Ashworth Learning Center who is experiencing extra need over the holiday season. Pastor Amy will contact you will specific needs for the family you’re supporting once you sign up. After wrapping and labeling your gifts, return them to the church by Sunday, December 17.
Learning Center Christmas Party
Tuesday, December 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
We are excited to connect with our Learning Center families and teachers this Christmas! We’re throwing them a Christmas party complete with crafts, games, and goodies. If you’re interested in helping direct a craft or game, making Christmas cookies, or helping set up or tear down for the event, please fill out the form below.