“Dominick the Donkey” is already playing on the radio and the retail monster is already rearing its ugly holiday head! Have you ever felt that moment of slight (or perhaps major) disgust over what the holidays have become? Instead of really pausing to enjoy a season of gratitude for all that God has done for us, we are tempted to skip right on to Christmas…but not the Christmas that’s about “Christ”; rather, the Christmas that’s about, well, pretty much anything BUT Christ.
There’s a movement to change our perspective, and we invite you to be a part of it! In our culture, gift-giving is a significant part of the holiday tradition. How about considering an ALTERNATIVE approach to gift-giving this Christmas! Instead of plastic toys that will quickly lose their luster, or the random gadgets that will just fill the junk drawer, consider giving a gift that will impact eternity! You can get started this weekend:
- THIS SATURDAY, November 22, is the Lancaster Gifts that Give Hope Fair, your headquarters for alternative gift giving! Visit nearly 30 organizations at the Farm and Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd. Lancaster) between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or shop online! Bless your family and friends by purchasing gifts that make a real difference in the lives of people all over our community and world! And be sure to stop by the table for GROW. All the details are available HERE.
Here are a few other ways to give alternatively this Christmas:
- Give to Grace Church’s ‘Birthday Gift for Jesus’ – Details coming in December! Stay tuned!
- Give a meal to a local family in need – Details coming in December! Stay tuned!
- Support a special global missions project through Encompass World Partners