In the final months of each year, as retailers deck their halls with Christmas decorations and savvy gift ideas, and we fill our calendars with holiday plans and endless opportunities for eating and celebrating…the church has a unique opportunity to be a voice among the chaos that reminds people of the true meaning of Christmas.
A gift by nature is freely given…unlike a prize or a reward which you must fight and compete for, a gift is completely underserved – it doesn’t require anything of us. It says nothing about the recipient, but everything about the heart of the giver. All those years ago on that first Christmas Night we were given a great gift in Jesus…a free gift rich in hope and purpose. In 2 Corinthians 9:15…after talking about the joy and blessing that it is to give, Paul describes the overwhelming blessing of all that God has given us: “Thank God for his Son – a gift too wonderful for words!”
At Nations Church, Christmas isn’t about receiving, but about giving and reaching. This season, join us in connecting people with the greatest gift of all…Jesus.
PS KEN AND CHRISSY LEE
There are three ways we can share the gift of Christmas with our world this season…
GENERAL OVERSEAS MISSIONS
Nations Church sends teams of volunteers to facilitate teaching and training for Pastors and Leaders in developing nations so we can see the work of the church grow and flourish in places with limited resource.
Giving Cambodia’s next generation the keys to unlimited potential. Nations Church sponsors three life centres which supports 300 children and 18 staff.
ALTA 1 CAMP
Alta 1 delivers an alternative education program that offers support and training to young people who were at risk of not making a successful transition through high school. We support their annual camp both organisationally and financially.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE DISTRIBUTION
Every week Nations Church distributes fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, and other necessities to those in need. www.nationschurch.com/missions
LOVE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVENT
Free to enter and featuring kids rides and entertainment, along with a Carols by Candlelight production, this is a quality community event sharing the love and joy of Christmas with thousands of people in the City of Melville. www.lovecommunity.org.au
‘Heroes Academy’ is an exciting new initiative of Nations Church that offers free days of respite to families in the community who have a child, or children with additional needs. Having a child with additional needs presents families with unique challenges and limitations. ‘Heroes Academy’ seeks to provide ‘a fun day our for kids and a fun day off for their carers!’ www.nationschurch.com/heroesacademy
NATIONS CHURCH – CORK, IRELAND
Nations Church exists to reach our city and beyond with the gospel. Our next international expression of that mission commences in 2019, with the exciting opportunity to plant a Nations campus in the Republic of Ireland. www.nationschurch.com/ireland
Ways in which you can volunteer during the Christmas season…
HAMPERS & GIFTS
A fantastic opportunity for the whole family to get involves in bringing joy to other families this Christmas. Ways you can serve:
WRAP & PACK
‘PRAY & WALK’
If you like evening strolls then this is for you! We are dropping flyers for our Love Community Christmas event to 15,000 homes in the City of Melville.
SERVE AT OUR
Christmas is one of the most exciting times of year for our church as hundreds of people flood our services and hear the good news. Ways you can serve include:
POST SERVICE FOOD & FUN
Love Community is always a special event that brings great joy to thousands of people in the community. Ways you can serve:
SET UP & PACK DOWN
Bring your colleagues, neighbours, friends and family to celebrate christmas with us…
In this pack you’ll find an invite card with a pop out Christmas decoration! Share this gift and invite someone to celebrate with us this Christmas!
Piney Lakes Reserve, Winthrop
5.30pm Children’s Rides &
7pm Carols by Candlelight
Use the business cards provided to easily invite people to join us for this amazing family event!
Myaree campus 9am & 11am
Belmont campus 10am
Port Kennedy campus 10am
FAMILY, FOOD, & FUN
Myaree campus 6pm
FAMILY, FOOD, & FUN
Myaree campus 6pm
Belmont campus 6pm
Port Kennedy campus 6pm
10 Hayden Court, Myaree
Perth WA 6154
(08) 9330 8306