WOW! The NCC “Christmas Store” is in its 20th year of existence. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP? We have been working hard at the Center to prepare for the busiest time of the year. The entire upstairs will be transformed into our very own “FAO Schwarz” with brand new and gently used toys and items for infants all the way up to age 18. Our goal is to make this a fun shopping experience for our neighbors.
Below are items needed to make a wonderful Christmas Toy Store. Please drop your donations off at the NCC by Tuesday, December 15th and they will be used to put smiles on children’s faces on Christmas morning! If you would like to volunteer at the Christmas Toy Store, please call us at 256.351.7633 or email email@example.com. The Toy Stores will be held in December on Thursday, 17th, Friday, 18th, and Saturday, 19th.
-New and gently used toys (unwrapped) – we tend to have a SHORTAGE of teen boy and teen girl new and gently used gifts,but we need gifts for all ages
-children and teen books
-monetary donations that will be used to purchase toys
-baskets (for volunteers to fill)
Neighborhood Christian Center’s Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program
Interested in helping a struggling family for Christmas? It is hard to believe but Christmas is almost here, and it is time for us to begin pairing families who are in need of Christmas assistance. If you, your club, business or church group would like to sponsor a family this Christmas season, simply complete and return the form below in the enclosed envelope. In a few weeks you will receive detailed information on the family chosen for you or you may come to the Center and choose your own family from our list of families needing assistance. If you have any questions, please call the Neighborhood Christian Center a (256) 351-7633 or (256) 616-3144.
Christmas around the Center
A Blessed Thanksgiving Day
Thank you for making Thanksgiving Day special for those in need of food and fellowship. Through a community-wide effort, more than 350 volunteers decorated tables, made placemats, provided desserts, prepped and cooked a Thanksgiving Meal at Austinville and St. Luke’s UMC, which was hosted at Austinville UMC. On Thanksgiving Day, 24 churches and organizations showed up to deliver and serve around 1,150 meals to those in need throughout this community. We are beyond blessed to have such a generous and loving community who so graciously comes together as “One in the Body of Christ” to serve those in need during the Holidays, which can be a sad time for so many. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church provided all the Thanksgiving ingredients for 15 households so they could cook for their own families on Thanksgiving Day. To God Be The Glory, Great Things He Hath Done!
Matthew 25:36-40—”For I was hungry and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me”…And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”