Thanksgiving and Christmas are wonderful times of the year, filled with family, love and giving. At Shades Crest, there are many opportunities to give, both of your time and resources. The following opportunities are listed for your convenience:
Ministry Center at Green Springs
- Share the Joy of Christmas - Will you give a $30 toy and/or clothing gift for one of about 160 children, age 10 and under who are being raised by grandparents? Please sign up no later than November 9 to get a gift suggestion for a child. Gift assignments will be distributed as long as they are available until November 12. Contact Sandy Flynn, email@example.com or 823-3044, if you have questions.
- Christmas Party and Fellowship - December 6, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM, your help is needed to carry gifts to grandparents’ cars and to provide refreshments, crafts, Christmas program and fellowship at The Ministry Center at Green Springs. This will be a wonderful opportunity to Share the Joy of Christmas with families in need! Contact Sandy Flynn, firstname.lastname@example.org or 823-3044.
- Thanksgiving/Christmas Meals - Your gift of $45 will buy ingredients needed for holiday meals for 4 families. About 240 families will receive these meals. Contact Ray Flynn, email@example.com or 823-3044.
Operation Christmas Child (the Shoeboxes)
Operation Christmas Child delivers shoebox gifts to children around the world. Brochures and flat boxes are available in the Church Office. Please bring filled boxes and your check for $7.00 per box to Church Office no later than Sunday, November 16. For more information, please contact Mark Johnson at 205-822-1360, ext. 239.
World Crafts Party (a ministry of WMU)
The Shades Crest World Crafts Party will be on Wednesday, November 12, 4:30 - 6:00 and 7:00 - 7:30, before our fellowship meal and after the Bible study. This is a great opportunity for Christmas shopping AND helping others who are in poverty and slavery; WorldCraft catalogs will be available before and after the Wednesday meeting. For more information, please contact Lynne Werner at 531-6569. The shopping time will be before the meal and after the Bible study. See you there!
The Annual Shades Crest Christmas Offering for World Missions
This offering also gives you two choices: You may give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (Southern Baptist Convention Missions Offering) or to the CBF Offering for Global Missions (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missions Offering).
Wreaths Across America
The Alabama Gold Star Mothers are again sponsoring the Jefferson Memorial Gardens South Cemetery on Highway 150 as an official site for the "Wreaths Across America" program. If you would like to sponsor a wreath, donation forms are available in the Church Office. You can also order via the website http://www.wreathsacross.america.org/ Search by the state of Alabama, then choose the Hoover site from the list. If you have any questions, please contact Marynell Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 205-914-1824.