The Mt 25 Approach

The Vine Street Outreach Committee welcomes us to an exciting way of caring and sharing during the season of Advent and Christmas. It’s our Matthew 25 approach.  We all look forward to partnering with them in this wild and wonderful endeavor.  After reading and reflecting on this powerful scripture, we want to be very intentional about simple gifts to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Serving the least of these: Bring new board games and toys for our Hope Camp Christmas Angels to the church. Please don’t wrap them, and please deliver them by Sunday December 18th, when we will dedicate them in worship. If you have any questions, ask Hope.

Feeding the hungry: Your offering on Christmas Eve will be donated entirely to The Campus for Human Development. 

Welcoming the stranger:  We will be hosting Room in the Inn on the Wednesday after Christmas, December 28th and again during the week of February 5th [sign up here]. Will you be a Secret Santa and sponsor backpacks and toiletry kits for our Room in the Inn guests? If you have any questions, ask Hope.

Welcoming the stranger: We invite you to help with the TNT Christmas Party on December 10th from 2-3:30 pm.  The TNT Club is a social group for adults with developmental disabilities, and they are the friendliest strangers you will ever meet! If you have any questions, ask Hope.

Clothing the naked: The women from the Rivera House/Theotherapy Project need winter clothes. Do you have a coat or sweater you can share? Please bring new or gently worn clothing items to the church by December 18th.

Caring for the sick: Take 10 minutes to write a note to one of our shut-ins or someone on the prayer list. Need names and addresses? Contact the church office.

Visiting the imprisoned: The girls from the youth group will be spending an evening with the women from the Rivera House/Theotherapy Project. They’ll  bake cookies, eat cookies and share stories while making Christmas cards. Do you want to join them? Talk to Hope for details.

The Matthew 25 Approach:  

  • bring new games and toys by December 18th  
  • deliver new or gently worn women's winter clothing by December 18th
  • spend an evening with our friends from Rivera House
  • send a note of encouragement to someone in need
  • volunteer for Room in the Inn
  • celebrate Christmas with the TNT club
  • be a Secret Santa
  • pray that Christ in the least of these will love how we welcome him