As they say, this “tis the season”. Journey Church is proud to partner with a local giving opportunity called “The Manger“. For those in the Northwest Columbus area, this will be one of those opportunities that will mean as much to you as those that we are able to help. Here is the story behind this wonderful ministry:
THE MANGER helps families in need in Northwest Columbus by providing a Christmas shopping experience that is an affordable option. Through the donations of new, unwrapped merchandise from businesses, individuals, schools, churches and civic groups, parents and caretakers with demonstrated need have the opportunity to shop for every member of their household at drastically reduced prices that fit within their budget. For example, a mother with four in her family would select twelve gifts and would pay only $8. By selecting and paying for their own gifts, parents find dignity in providing for their own families. Their chosen gifts are wrapped free of charge and taken home for Christmas morning. A makeshift chapel is also staffed for those who need a friend to talk to or who want to know more about the manger of long ago and the Baby who lay there.
No one should have to make a choice between buying a Christmas present for their child and paying a utility bill. Christmas shouldn’t hurt people. Help us give “the gift of giving”
If you are interested in helping The Manger, there are several ways to do so. Donations are obviously welcomed but providing this ministry requires many hands. Opportunities exist to assist with set up, wrapping, helping the shoppers and staffing the chapel area. If you are interested in assisting I have posted the links below. You can also contact me via email and I will help get you in touch with The Manger leadership team.