Christ Church |
Thursday, December 18, 2014
San Antonio, Texas | Patrick Gahan, Rector
Current Outreach Opportunities:
GOOD SAMARITAN CHRISTMAS BAGS
Each year, Good Samaritan Community Services gives a bag filled with the supplies needed to make a Christmas feast to our families in need. Join us as we make this Christmas special for more than 600 Good Sam Families.
Please place the following items in a reusable grocery bag: 2 cans green beans, 2 cans corn, 1 can sweet potatoes, 1 box stuffing, 1 box mashed potatoes, 1 jar/package gravy, 1 can cranberry sauce, 1 package Christmas napkins, 1 package Christmas plates, 1 gift that will make a family's Christmas special: (candy canes, candy, a Christmas book, ornament.... please keep under $10 and NO toys)
Please attach THIS CHECKLIST and bring your bag(s) to the church on or before December 10. Our gifts will be blessed at our annual Parish Christmas Dinner and delivered to the Good Samaritan Center the next day.
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
Some children don’t have the advantage of growing up with their family. At St. Jude’s ranch, 20 min. north of FM 1604, about 40 children reside in three girl’s homes and two boy’s homes.
Volunteers are always welcome to bring God’s love to these children, ages 7-17. One fun activity is to bring lunch or dinner on the weekend and fix it together in the home unit with the children; they have full kitchens in their cottages. Another shared activity could be doing crafts, baking, art, music or showing your skill or hobby to the kids. A home can also come to San Antonio in a van with their house parent, to attend a function you arrange. Some fun ideas are a picnic, bowling, miniature golf, a museum or the rodeo.
A small ministry team goes out to St. Jude's to do a Sunday Service from 6-7pm on the third Sunday of every month. We sing, have a game-type activity and a teaching. Please come help us!
Please call or email Greg Sethness at 822-4160 or email@example.com if God is calling you to help the kids at St. Judes! You can see more about St. Jude’s at their web site: www.stjudesranch.org There is another campus in New Braunfels, Texas and three more are in Nevada.
Snack Pak 4 Kids - Feeding Hungry Kids on the Weekend
The Snack Pak Program can always use more peanut butter! If you would like to donate peanut butter (18 oz. jars), please leave contributions in the parish hall marked “Snack Pak 4 Kids”. If you would like to volunteer to help pack the bags, please contact Karen Von Der Bruegge at Karen3@aol.com. Click here to read more about the Snack Pak 4 Kids program.