Be a ‘Santa Claus’ for Good Causes!
Here are three ways you can “Gift for Good” through Messiah Lutheran Church this holiday season.
1. Give gifts to local and international charities through Messiah’s Giving Mall!
Through December you can designate a gift in someone’s honor through Messiah’s Ministry Gift Mall! This a great way to support the ministries and missions Messiah Lutheran Church regularly supports all year long. First, pick up or download the 2018 Gifts for Mission Form and list the dollar amount you’d like each ministry to receive. Return the form with your check to the Giving Mall box. Don’t forget to take a card for every gift you intend to give in someone’s honor. Bonus! Gifts given through Messiah’s Giving Mall are also tax deductible.
Messiah’s Giving Mall is conveniently located in the narthex of Messiah Lutheran Church, 7740 Hwy 72 West. Hours are 8:30 – Noon, M – F. Come shop before the Christmas Advent worship services, Wednesday at Noon & 7:00 p.m. and even on Christmas Eve before (and after) the Candlelight Christmas Eve services at 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
2. Make Advent Offerings! This year’s Wednesday Advent offerings will be shared equally with:
- Gathered By Grace, an ELCA church startup serving Montgomery and Tuskegee. Funds will be directed to their When Life Happens fund.
- The Riley Center of Huntsville is an organization that provides support and programs for children and their families faced with autism.
Pro tip: Be sure to indicate “Advent Offering” on the memo line of the check or on the giving envelope.
3. Purchase an ornament or other “Warm Wooly” lovingly crafted by Messiah’s Mission Crafters.
Support Messiah’s two Lunches for Learning schools in Honduras by purchasing an ornament off of the L4L ornament tree in the Narthex OR purchasing an item from their “Warmy Wooly Sale” located in Classroom 3 in Messiah’s Classroom Wing. There are knit and crocheted hats, mittens, scarfs and shawls, and other cozy gifts for loved ones in your life to choose from. Please pay the Church office for any items you purchase from the Warm Wooly sale.