what is the ‘Christmas joy’ initiative?

We know that every year there are people in our lives that have had it tough. This time of year offers us a brilliant opportunity to give some ‘Christmas Joy’ in a practical way that our whole church family can be a part of. 

Do you have friends in the local community who have had a rough year and could do with a little cheering up this Christmas season?  Or neighbours or co-workers who are feeling stretched? Coast Vineyard Church would love to help you to bless them.

How does it work?

  1. If you know of a family who could do with a boost, and you're available to deliver a personalised Christmas Hamper to the family in the couple of days leading up to Christmas, then nominate them by flicking Fiona an email (fiona@coast.org.nz) by the 1st December. 

  2. Once we have a list of families that we can bless, we'll write up some gift tags with some personalised gift ideas on them for the family members.  We’ll make these available for everyone in the church to take away, buy a present, wrap it up and place the gift tag on the outside of the gift.

  3. When these gifts are returned to the Hub or to church on Sunday, these individual gifts will be bunched together to make very cool and customised gift hampers for each family. 

    ** Along with the present ideas which aim to be around the $20 dollar mark, we will also have gift tags for cheaper items such as Christmas confectionery and bottles of Sparkling Grape Juice. This means we can all find be a part of giving away some Christmas Joy. 

  4. Start now! Nominate a family now, then in December keep a look out for a gift tag request that you can fill. What fun!!
    #ItMustBeLove

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Will you be available to pick up the hamper from the Hub on Saturday December 22nd, and deliver it before Christmas? *