Last Sunday was a special morning at church. We meet at the YMCA here in town. There are 50 or 60 of us or so. We gave a party to local children who have a parent in prison. Of 13 families, about half showed up. We had a puppet show, and told the story of Jesus’ birth and the plan of salvation. We then shared cookies, muffins, fruit, juice and coffee. Last of all, we sent them home with a pile of gifts that were signed from their absent parents and a new Bible from our church.
This Sunday, we’re taking up a food collection for a local family that has fallen on hard times because of job loss. One of our members killed the fattened cow just for the purpose of sharing with families in need. The rest of us are going to raid our pantries.
Have you thought about who in your community might need a little Christmas cheer or a little help?