Candle of Joy Worship Service
An all-ages family worship service and Christmas Pageant!
This is our White Gift Sunday service.
The Meaning of White Gifts
Advent is a time of anticipation, waiting and preparing for the coming of baby Jesus. It’s also a time for giving.
In our church we celebrate giving through our white gifts which are a humble way to reflect on the love and devotion of the giver and not the value of the gift.
This year we will support our Emergency Food Pantry.
Below is a list of suggested items (may include ‘gently used’ goods):
Heavy duty coats - winter boots - heavy socks - gloves - mittens – scarves – toques - thermal underwear set - ski pants - small warm blankets – tarps - $20 grocery gift cards - $10 McDonald’s gift cards - bus tickets - small bath towels - sleeping bags - carry on size rolling luggage - waterproof (reusable) shopping bags with zipper – backpacks - can opener - box of hand warmer packs
You could also make the following kits:
Emergency Food Kit (packed in a plastic container)
Can opener - small stainless steel bowl or small pot - a few Ziploc bags - fork, knife, spoon – candles - waterproof matches - unbreakable mug - reusable water bottle
Emergency Personal Kit (packed in reusable zipper bag
Soap - feminine hygiene products - hand sanitizer - wash cloth – tissue - lip balm - small deodorant – toothbrush – toothpaste - comb
Remember to wrap your gifts in white and bring them to the White Gift Worship Service on December 16th 2018.