Giving Christmas
for Family Ministry

(Preschool, Children, Students)

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LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING RED “TO GO” BOXES
Why do preschoolers and children collect money in these red “to go” boxes? The answer is found in Lottie Moon’s ministry. We use the boxes as a reminder of the work she did in China, as well as the present day need to share the gospel in the east and around the world. Here’s a brief description of Lottie’s work as told by the the International Mission Board:

For 39 years Lottie labored, chiefly in Tengchow and P’ingtu. People feared and rejected her, but she refused to leave. The aroma of fresh-baked cookies drew people to her house. She adopted traditional Chinese dress, and she learned China’s language and customs. Lottie didn’t just serve the people of China; she identified with them. Many eventually accepted her. And some accepted her Savior.

Preschoolers and children will collect money for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to help Hunter Street to reach our goal of $200,000.00.

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COOKIES FOR HOPE
This fall we encouraged local educators by making “Teacher Survival Kits” at our MissionTwenty20 Serve night. All ages in our Family Ministry can continue to bless teachers and inmates of area prisons this Christmas season by baking homemade cookies.

Sign up online to participate.

1. Bake homemade cookies. Store bought cookies will not be accepted.

2. Organize cookies in groups of 5 and place in a Ziploc bag.

3. Place a message of hope, such as an encouraging scripture verse and/or a prayer, into the Ziploc bag.

4. Deliver bags of cookies to the church December 1-2.