Christmas is the season of giving. It's celebrated in the greatest gift God has given us in His son Jesus Christ. During this season, there are several opportunities to serve others and share the love of Jesus. From purchasing a gift for a child or serving a Christmas meal to stuffing a stocking for an elderly person in a nursing home or serving at a health clinic, there are a variety of ways to give back during this season.
Join us at a special meeting on Sunday, November 20, following each service in Room 206 if you would like to find out more about how to serve during the holiday season.
Provide a special gift for a child who would not otherwise receive a Christmas gift. Angel Tree touches the lives of children whose parents are incarcerated or experiencing an economic hardship due to job loss or a medical emergency. If you would like to apply for Angel Tree return this completed form by November 20.
Here's how to get involved in Angel Tree:
- Sign out an Angel from the Angel Tree in the lobby between November 20 through December 4.
- Purchase the gift described on the angel; minimum purchase of $25.
- Return the unwrapped gift and assigned angel in the black bag provided by Sunday, December 11
- We ask that all gifts be unwrapped to ensure that families with multiple children have equal amounts of gifts per child
- Sign up here to help wrap gifts on December 14 or 15
- Sign up here to help distribute gifts on December 20 or 21
City on a Hill
City on a Hill is an outreach center in Milwaukee that provides many special services to people of underprivileged areas of the city.
City on a Hill Health Clinic - Saturday, December 10
The Health Clinic is looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to serve in a variety of ways on Saturday, December 10. Non-medical volunteers will assist in many areas such as food service, working in the food pantry and hygiene store, greeting and praying with guests, and other light work. Medical professionals will assist in meeting with guests to provide minimal medical services. The team will be leaving Pathways Church at 7AM and returning by 6PM. Sign up here to serve at the Health Clinic.
City on a Hill Christmas Party - Saturday, December 17
The Christmas Party is a special time at City on a Hill to help celebrate Christmas and serve families as they watch their children perform in a Christmas pageant. Other fun volunteer activities include decorating Christmas cookies, serving a Christmas meal, making gingerbread houses, and singing Christmas carols. The team will be leaving Pathways Church at 8AM and returning by 6PM. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together! Sign up here to serve at the Christmas Party.
Nursing Home Christmas Outreach
Bring a smile to an elderly person living at an area nursing home on Saturday, December 17. Teams will spread the light of Jesus by spending time with the elderly, singing Christmas carols, and distributing stockings.
Here's how to get involved in the Nursing Home Outreach:
- Sign out a stocking between November 20-December 4
- Return the filled stocking to Pathways Church by Sunday, December 11
- Spread holiday cheer through songs and smiles
Bridges and Rennes Nursing Homes 10AM
Oakridge Gardens Nursing Home 1:30PM
Teams will meet in the church lobby at 9:30AM and 1:15PM for instruction and prayer before the event. We will carpool over as a group. Upon arriving, we will sing Christmas carols and visit with the residents. Don't worry if you can't sing, it's your smile they long to see! Sign up here to serve at the December 17 distribution outreach.
Items to include in stockings:
small packs of tissue
hand cream or lotion
chocolate (Hershey's Kisses, 3 Muskateers, Peanut Butter Cups)
picks for ladies hair
nail polish and file
word search puzzles
denture cleaner and Fixodent
adult coloring books and colored pencils
deck of cards
Small Sun movable figurines found at The Dollar Store