Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thanksgiving Baskets: Prepare for a Great Outreach Opportunity!

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25:40

The Thanksgiving Basket initiative has been a wonderful, and growing way for Christ Community Chapel members to impact our neighbors in need for God’s glory. In 2012, CCC sent over 750 baskets to those served through our Local Outreach ministry partners. For 2013, our goal is to fill and distribute 1,000 totes. With each tote of donated food sufficient to feed 10 people, this effort could bring sustenance to 10,000 people in our area.

Please also keep in mind that each tote will also contain literature communicating the Gospel to the recipients.  While we seek to minister to the physical needs of those around us, we must also address their eternal, spiritual needs.

Just as Jesus miraculously fed 5,000 people with a handful of loaves and fishes, we have the opportunity to touch thousands of lives with the Gospel this Thanksgiving. 

Would you prayerfully consider participating in this year’s Thanksgiving Baskets effort? You will be able to sign out a plastic tote, with each tote to contain:

Frozen Turkey (15+ pounds)
Canned Vegetables (Such as corn, peas, green beans)
Fresh Pie (No frozen pies please) or boxed cake mix
Fresh Fruit (Such as apples, oranges, pears)
Dinner Rolls
Cranberry Sauce
Yams/Sweet Potatoes (Fresh or canned)
Paper Goods/Table Decorations
Heavy Duty Disposable Aluminum Pan

At the Hudson, Aurora and Highland Square campuses, totes will be available the weekends of November 10th, 17th and 24th. Member donors can return their filled totes Monday, November 25th from 3-6 PM. Donors just need to drive up and the youth will unload their totes from the car.

For the Stow campus, members will pick up totes before or after the services on the weekends of November 10th and 17th. The time to return filled totes is Sunday, November 24th at the 9 and 11 AM services.

As God has shown His grace, love and power to us, let us in turn overflow His grace, love and power into the lives of the less fortunate in our area.

For more information, please contact:

‘All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.’
2 Corinthians 4:15


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