It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
We are getting into the Christmas spirit around here. There are a lot of reasons to celebrate, but we want to spread the Christmas cheer by sharing the love of Christ and the real reason for the season.
Many people have asked how they can help during the holidays. Well, there are so many ways you can help. Here are just a few:
–We serve close to 1000 meals on thanksgiving. If you can volunteer your time during the Thanksgiving holiday, we need help with preparing the meal, delivering meals, or visiting with those who come and eat with us on Thanksgiving day.
–If you cannot volunteer your time on Thanksgiving Day but still want to help, we are accepting monetary donations to help with food and paper product costs.
–Sponsor a family for Christmas! We have families that are involved in Neighborhood Christian Center bible studies and volunteer their time that need help providing Christmas for their family. Please complete the form below and return to the Neighborhood Christian Center.
–Do you have any gently used toys or want to purchase new toys for families in need? Donate to the Toy Store! Please drop your donations off at the NCC by Tuesday, December 16th and they will be used to put smiles on children’s faces on Christmas morning!
Neighborhood Christian Center’s Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program & Toy Store 2014
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. These families are “paired” with sponsors like yourself. 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 if you like you can come to the NCC and choose your own family from our list of families needing assistance. We have many families in need of assistance this Christmas Season and your help is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please call Pamela, Karen, or Joy at the NCC (256) 351-7633 or (256) 616-3144.
WOW! The NCC “Christmas Store” is in it’s 19th year of existence. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP? Below are items needed to make a wonderful Christmas toy store. Please drop your donations off at the NCC by Tuesday, December 16th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Toy Stores will be held on Thursday 18th, Friday, 19th, and Saturday 20th.
-New and used toys (unwrapped) – we tend to have a SHORTAGE of teen boy and teen girl new and used gifts, but we need gifts for all ages
-children and teen books
-donations that will be used to purchase toys
-baskets (for volunteers to fill)
Christmas Toy Store Blessings!
We were so excited when the Fed Ex truck pulled up with over 60 boxes of toys from the Mattel Toy Company (thank you Decatur Dream Center Ladies, staff and volunteers for helping us unload). Representative Terri Collins was the recipient of one toy kit to donate to a local charity and the Neighborhood Christian Center’s Toy Store was the beneficiary of these toys. Thank you so much Rep. Collins. Thank you Jean Colquitt, Marilyn Davies and Carol Godwin and your team for working year round to organize our Toy Store!
If you still want to help for Christmas, you can sponsor a family, shop for the Toy Store and even volunteer to help with the Toy Store.
THANKSGIVING DAY 2014
Thank you to those who made Thanksgiving Day special for those in need of food and fellowship. Through a community-wide effort; volunteers decorated tables, made placemats, prepped and cooked a Thanksgiving Meal at Austinville UMC and St. Luke’s UMC that served people across this community. On Thanksgiving Day, hosted at Austinville UMC, more than 200 volunteers (from over 20 churches) showed up to deliver and serve approximately 990 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 20 households so they could cook for their own families on Thanksgiving Day and St. Luke’s UMC provided a community lunch to the families in the Sunset Housing area before Thanksgiving. 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.”