In the past month I’ve had the opportunity to visit a couple different churches for various occasions (a baptism and to visit family). As I glanced through church bulletins, I was struck by the creative and unique ways churches were partnering with the community to spread the love of Jesus during the holiday season.
One church organized Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and also had special programs planned for those in the community who are grieving. Another church was encouraging members to write letters to prison inmates and was also hosting community breakfasts on Saturday mornings in December. My church is partnering with Mel Trotter ministries—a local homeless shelter—to provide gifts and essential items at a time when the shelter is extra busy.
What does Christmas and community look like at your church? I’d love to hear how your church is spreading the love of Jesus in special ways this time of year.