It’s Christmas all the time at the Center!
What a great 2015! We had so many families come through the toy store and were blessed by all the generous donations throughout the year. We have some wonderful volunteers who collect, sort, clean, put batteries in toys that are donated to the Center weekly. Because we receive a lot of smaller items, these volunteers create themed baskets that will be available at the Christmas Toy Store in December. So, if you ever clean out your children’s rooms or pick up extra toys at the store, drop them off here and we will put them to good use. We also need baskets so donate all your baskets and cute containers too!
Our Christmas Toy store will be on December 15, 16, and 17 2017.
Below are items needed to make a wonderful Christmas Toy Store.
-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.”