Christmas at the Mission
On November 26 – 27, 2012, families from our surrounding community can come to the Mission to apply to receive toys for their children for Christmas in our Fellowship Hall. Many families took advantage of this opportunity last year due to our current economic climate. Through the Lord’s provision, we had 275 children receive toys at DRM!
In order to be eligible to receive the toys, parents and children must be in attendance during our Thursday, December 20 Christmas Children’s Party from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., which is organized and executed by Mission staff and volunteers. The program has always been a wonderful experience that is fun for both adults and children of all walks of life. It includes illusionist Matt Adams, live worship band, crafts, pizza, cupcakes and Christmas presents!
Without the donation of these brand new presents, many children would not receive anything for Christmas. If you or someone you know needs help with toys for Christmas, call our office and we will tell you the time and what you need to bring with you.
Our staff Christmas party will be held on December 7 here at the Mission. This formal event takes places in our gymnasium, where employees and their guests sit down and enjoy a beautifully prepared meal.
Like last year, employee departments will be competing against each other with skits and songs. Our President and Vice President are the special judges.
Our Christmas festivities top off on Christmas Day. Volunteers come ready to serve a meal and love on every person who comes to eat. This holiday meal is a special time to encourage and invest in people who have lost hope in themselves or could not afford to eat anywhere else. Much like on Thanksgiving, guests are given the VIP treatment as volunteers wait on them just like they were eating at a restaurant.
Volunteers can sign up for Christmas events beginning Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Thank you for changing lives this Christmas at Downtown Rescue Mission! May all the honor, glory and praise go to Jesus alone!