Christmas From the Heart
Eight Exciting Mission Opportunities this Christmas Season
*Visit us at Christmas Central in the Sanctuary entryway on Sundays

Due 11/19: Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child
Gift-filled shoeboxes bring joy, hope, and the Good News of Jesus to children around the world!

Three simple steps:

  • Pick up your Operation Christmas Child form & box at the Christmas Central tables in the Sanctuary entry way
  • Fill the box with small toys, a note of love, school supplies, and/or hygiene items
  • Return the unwrapped box and a $9 check for shipping (payable to Samaritan’s Purse) to Christmas Central November 12 or 19

Please note that late boxes cannot be accepted due to shipping deadlines.

 

Due 11/19: New Life Children’s Center Shoe Box Gifts for Girls
New Life Children’s Center provides a therapeutic program in a secure setting for girls aged 11 to 17 who have suffered physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse.  You can share the love and spirit of Christmas with one of these young ladies by filling a shoe box with hygiene items, playing cards, gloves, candy, and a note of encouragement.

  • Pick up a shoe box at the Christmas Central tables 
  • Fill it with “gifts”  
  • Return the unwrapped box to Christmas Central November 12 or 19

We’ll deliver your gifts!

Due 11/26: Living Stones Blanket & Sock Drive
One of the ministries of this Christian organization is providing blankets and socks for the homeless in San Antonio. You can help this ministry by donating new or clean used blankets and/or new packaged socks to warm someone in need this Christmas.

  • Stop by for more info at the Christmas Central tables
  • Drop off your blankets and socks at Christmas Central November 12 - 26

Due 11/26: Military BibleSticks
Put an audio version of the New Testament in the hands of one of our military personnel by donating $25.  Faith Comes By Hearing will send a Military BibleStick to a member of our Armed Forces - a device that can be used undetected in the field.
 

  • Drop off your checks (payable to Concordia Lutheran Church) to Christmas Central
    November 12 - 26

Due 12/3: Salvation Army Angel Tree
Share the Christmas cheer with a deserving San Antonio child (Angel)
 

  • Select an Angel at the Christmas Central tables
  • Purchase gifts from your Angel’s wish list
  • Return unwrapped gifts to Christmas Central November 12 - December 3

Due 12/3: Christian Senior Services Toiletries Drive
Meals on Wheels delivers to thousands of homebound seniors every day.  The organization has noticed a need for hygiene items because many individuals do not have the ability to leave their homes. Donate any unused travel or full-size toiletries for these seniors.

  • Pick up more information at the Christmas Central tables
  • Drop off your gifts at Christmas Central November 12 - December 3 

We’ll take care of delivery!

Due 12/10: Anonymous Angels
Help a family have a more memorable Christmas!

We have families who need a little financial help this Christmas. Please submit your monetary donation or gift cards in $25 increments. Only gift cards from HEB, Walmart and Target can be accepted.

  • Drop off your gifts at Christmas Central November 12 - December 10

 

Due 12/10: San Antonio Food Bank Christmas Food Drive 

Basic food items can be a wonderful and often much-needed gift at Christmas. Each December we host our Christmas Food Drive to support The San Antonio Food Bank in their effort to make this season more special for families in need. 

  •  Food drop-off dates: December 9 - 10

 

For more information on our Christmas missions, email Rita Wagner at ritaw@concordia.cc