THIS HOLIDAY SEASON….make a joyful noise!
These opportunities are simply suggestions of ways your family can be generous this holiday season. By no means do we expect you to do all of them! Prayerfully consider one of these options that you may feel called to participate in as a way your family can make a joyful noise in Jesus’ name. Or make your own music with an independent choice elsewhere!
Download the 2016 Lake Holiday Initiative Brochure or see info below:
LAKE THANKSGIVING MEALS
Lake Township FISH
Goal – 200 boxes of instant potatoes
Begins October 30
Ends November 13
RiverTree Lake is partnering with the Lake Township FISH to serve together and supply 200 complete Thanksgiving meals to Lake Township residents. Area churches are also partnering with the FISH to provide the other parts of the meal.
WAYS TO BE INVOLVED:
DONATE INSTANT POTATOES
- Purchase large boxes of instant potatoes
- Drop off at the Welcome Center
SET UP MEAL DISTRIBUTION
- Tuesday, November 22, 12-2PM at Gentlebrook Event Center
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX PACKING PARTY
Hosted by: Passion 25:40 and Titus 2
When: Friday, November 18 at 6PM
Where: RiverTree Lake
What to bring: Extra shoeboxes and items to pack. Box ideas at samaritanspurse.org
Finger foods, snacks and drinks provided. Financial donations accepted to help defray the cost of shipping.
Serving with our ministry partner, The Martin Center to serve families in Stark County. Affordable Christmas is a shopping event to empower lower-income, working-class families to provide their children fun and exciting new gifts during the holiday season.
Families are referred to this event through partnering community organizations and are able to purchase new gifts at 1/10th of the retail price. All gifts are intended for children birth-14 years old. Event will be held at The Martin Center (1253 3rd ST SE Canton 44707).
WAYS TO BE INVOLVED:
- BRING BIKES, BIGWHEELS OR SCOOTERS Drop off at RiverTree Lake by December 4 Goal: 100 Bikes, big wheels or scooters.
- DONATE $ TO PURCHASE A BIKE
- VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT Help set up, tear down or serve during the event at The Martin Center on December 10, Stop by Welcome Center for details.
BURGERS & BLANKETS
Goal 150 Blankets, Specific need for teen and adult prints/blankets
November 30, 6-9PM at RiverTree Lake
Purchase good quality large/extra large fleece blanket kits bring your scissors, family/friends and join us for a night of blanket-making, food and fun. Great for individuals, groups, neighborhood groups and families looking to serve together.
For questions about any of the RiverTree Lake Holiday Giving and Serving opportunities, email Kelli Viscounte, or stop by the Welcome Center.