DECEMBER MONTHLY MISSION
~ 12/24/13 ~
TUESDAY ~ 9AM UNTIL NOON
@ 1ST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DOWNTOWN ALBANY
307 FLINT AVE ~ ACROSS FROM MISSION CHANGE OFFICE
Its' that time of year! It's the Annual "Christmas Eve Brunch & Ugly Sweater Gathering"! This is by far the one of THE BEST times of the year where everyone in the community gathers together to bring hope, JOY, peace, and love into the lives of our downtown neighbors... and wear our sillest, ugliest, and tackiest sweaters! We can tell you that volunteers come from all over the place just to spend the morning cooking, prepping, decorating, serving a meal, packaging gift bags, singing carols, and just visiting with one another. We wouldn't trade for anything in the world.
Please come and join us by getting to know your neighbors... better! We need folks to volunteer to cook, transform the fellowship hall by decking the halls with a little sparkle, packaging the gift bags for the neighbors, to help sing Christmas carols as we eat and be merry, to help clean up afterwards to allow folks to get on the road to see family and friends, and the best part.... just visiting with our neighbors. Building relationships is the biggest and best part of what we do in the community, and we can't do that without you!
We ask volunteers to be there at 9am if you are not signed up with La Donna to be in the kitchen early to prepare the meal. We will need you to help package the gift bags before the neighbors arrive, get the fellowship hall prepped with sparkle, and others things to prepare for the meal. If you can help with clean up (one of the most needed times of the morning!) we ask that you show up around 11am so you can be with the neighbors for a bit, and begin clean up at Noon. Please email La Donna to check on available slots for any of the things mentioned above -
We will be collecting the following items to help the morning run smoother:
- 8 oz. water bottles from Sam's (300)
- Individually wrapped soft peppermints (ALOT!)
- Orange juice (for 300)
- Travel-sized shampoo/ lotion/ deodorant/ toothpaste/ toothbrush
- Thermal hats/ scarves/ gloves
- Clear dinner plates (300)
- Clear drinking cups (300)
- Clear eating utensils (300)
- White napkins (300)
- Oranges & Apples (300)
If you would like to donate any of these items, please make arrangements to drop them off at our office
~308 Flint Ave. ~ or just bring them the morning of the Monthly Mission! We thank you in advance!
We hope to see you on Christmas Eve to share the love with our neighbors who may otherwise go unnoticed this holiday season. Start a new tradition or continue your tradition with your kids, parents, siblings, neighbors, cousins, and friends by joining us in the service of life!
See you soon! We can't wait to you!