During the season of Advent, our children have been reading the book The Sparkle Box. The Sparkle Box is a present for Jesus. It contains written reminders of all the gifts we are offering Him during this Christmas Season.
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ ~Matthew 25:40
Here are some of the gifts we have given to Jesus this year at Hilliard UMC:
- Assembled more than 100 personal hygiene kits for distribution through the West Side Free Store
- Youth watched 29 children for Parents Day Out. Funds earned were used to purchase Christmas gifts for families in need.
- Hilliard Farm Market vendors donated their products to feed those in need through Hilliard UMC
- Shared the love of Christ with more than 150 children during Vacation Bible School
- Distributed 260 Thanksgiving Dinners with extra pantry groceries and fresh produce in November
- Sent nearly 300 notes to inmates at local correctional facilities to remind them that God Loves Them… No Matter What
- Children and Youth organized a bake and craft sale and raised over $1000 for hurricane relief
Contribute to our Sparkle Box with your Christmas Miracle Offering!