It’s that “most wonderful time of the year,” when we get to share the amazing Gift that is Jesus with those around us!
One of the ways we will be doing this is through “The Giving Tree.” Through this effort (both through the school and congregation) we will collect 556 gifts which we will share with Casa de Oracion (“CdO”) in Pasadena (the same congregation we have partnered with the last two years), Valley Oaks Elementary, and Turning Point Center in Spring Branch.
Casa de Oracion hosts and outreach event where they invite hundreds of kids and families in their community with the message of Christmas and gospel of Jesus. The goal is not that all the children just receive a toy, but rather, the JOY of knowing JESUS, the greatest Gift of all who brings lasting love, hope, peace, forgiveness, salvation and eternal life to all who believe. The service will include a play and a Gospel centered message about Jesus, the greatest gift of all. Afterward, the toys will be distributed to the kids.
SML will take a group to worship with CdO and participate in this awesome gift distribution event, sharing the joy of Jesus through interacting with them with our time and love. We will also get to strengthen our relationship with those we worked with over the last couple of years.
Thank you for your heart and for taking an active part in The Giving Tree at SML this year! I believe you will be blessed even as you are a blessing!
In Joy, Pastor Scott