Join the Conspiracy to turn Christmas upside down. In a world where Christmas is all about spending, spending, spending, we’re in a movement to save Christmas from all the consumerism and make it something that truly celebrates Jesus Christ and his presence with us. We want Christmas to be a season of healing, restoration, and love. This year, we’re taking on 3 projects to do just that:
1. Give Water | Build Clean Water Wells in Rwanda: Now in our 3rd year, we are one of the top 7 churches in the nation to partner with charity:water, an organization devoted to building clean water wells in impoverished nations. Dirty water is the number one killer of children globally in our world today. Visit GVBC’s campaign website. (Goal: $22,500)
2. Give Food | Feed the homeless in Gardena: For several years now, we have partnered with St. John’s Lutheran, a local church, to provide hot meals for the homeless right here in our community through our Neighborhood Ministry. Many members from GVBC volunteer to cook, serve, and clean on a weekly basis. Recently, they’ve experienced some changes in leadership and funding, but we want to continue to resource this effort. (Goal: $5,000)
3. Give Hope | Tsunami Relief Efforts in Japan: GVBC has a unique partnership with Rifu Oasis Church in Sendai, Japan. Their community was devastated by the Tsunami, but they continue to try and rebuild and restore their people to this day. They help with food and supply distribution, job training, and even looking after children lost their parents in the Tsunami. In the coming years, we are going to build this long-term relationship and help give hope to our global friends in Japan. (Goal: $22,500)
So pick a donation box in the Church Narthe, visit our Church Website, and begin to think about how you will reshape the Christmas for you and your family! We will be collecting all the boxes on Christmas Sunday Service, December 23, 2012. Join the conspiracy with us and let’s breathe Christ back into Christmas.