Set-up: Wednesday, Dec. 6th and Thursday, Dec. 7th from
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Jubilee Christmas: Saturday, Dec. 9th from 9:15 a.m. – 12 noon (childcare provided)
Christmas is the season of giving – – not only to those we love and feel close to or to those we deem worthy, but especially to those in need – – whether that need is the result of bad luck or bad choices.
Lafayette Urban Ministry’s Jubilee Christmas is a local mission, supported by many local churches. It’s goal is to help struggling parents from our own area provide Christmas for their families. On December 9th. the parents of about 1600 children from the Greater Lafayette area will be welcomed into various church sites to select presents for their children and receive food for a Christmas dinner and other items for their daily lives.
Good Shepherd will again partner with St. John’s to host parents from about 40 of these families as they “shop” for gifts for their children in the parish hall of St. John’s that Saturday morning. We will provide our families with many tangible gifts – – toys, food, books, hats and mittens. We also hope to provide them with intangible gifts – – love, fellowship, compassion and acceptance.
This is a mission that offers something for everyone. You can donate new toys, hats and mittens, books and games; you can donate money to pay for hams, groceries, and gift certificates; you can help parents shop and wrap; help set-up or clean-up; bake refreshments; or drive people and toys as needed.
There will be sign-up sheets posted in the foyer and a small tree with bells on it that tell the age and sex of children to buy for. There will be boxes for donating new, unwrapped toys and envelopes for contributions. Please join us in giving, in whatever way you can, to this worthy cause. Thank you!