12 Days of Christmas
It is with great joy and excitement Church@thePark is sponsoring a NEW opportunity to bless our community this Christmas! For the past 9 years, we have welcomed unsheltered neighbors to an overnight stay with warm family meals and time shared together. For this, our 10th year with the challenges 2020 has presented, we are inviting our friends without homes…to be seen, loved and celebrated in a new way! With this newly imagined 12 Days of Christmas context, our hope is to continue to love them as Jesus himself. Last year Room in the Inn 2019 pulled together 22 different churches, more than 250 partner sponsors, 280 volunteers, and served just over 200 guests. This year we hope to serve at least 250 people for each of the 12 Days of Christmas (beginning December 25th and extending through January 5th) to celebrate the incarnation of Jesus together by offering much needed items and a warm meal available to go each day.
Can you help?
This year, with its myriad of challenges, has been a pivotal time of transition and readiness for many who seek hope, healing, and housing. Please join us to pray for blessings upon each one that we will reach out to in the coming months. We will post specific stories & calls to prayer each day on our Church@thePark social media channels (Instagram & Facebook). Please share any thoughts or words of blessing there.
Encourage your Church / Business to plan a drive for 1 of our 12 donated items.
Purchase & drop off NEW items for the 12 Days of Christmas
Donate funds to secure the future of our 1-acre property & Navigation Center
@ 2410 Turner Rd SE. We have secured $80,500 toward our goal of $350,000
Meals - Cook & deliver one of the 12 boxed meals:
Team Green will provide a meal for 125 guests to be distributed from 1pm-3pm
Team Red will provide a meal for 125 guests to be distributed from 3pm-5pm
Gather Donations - your organization (with regular office hours) can be a great
blessing as a drop-off site for 1 of the 12 donated items as other community members
who donate need a place to drop them off.
Music & Activities - Christmas music sung while guests wait for their meals / items, or individually packaged to- go craft / activity bags for kids one of the 12 days.
"I can't believe you do all this for us...this is the most wonderful Christmas I've had since I was a kid. Thank you so much for making time for all of us. We are so thankful for the love you show us."
"The lady we collect cans from sent us here. All we hoped for was some help with food and maybe gas. I never expected to be able to stay! It's so nice to be inside and warm to rest. We haven't had that for a long time."
"It's good to know there are still places to find hope. The people here give us way more than clothes and meals. I am grateful for this, especially at Christmas time."