Christmas With A Cause
For the past seven years Hope Church focuses its attention at Christmas time on a cause that cannot be ignored by making an impact in ways that cannot be mistaken.
As a church, Hope has impacted the life of a Bellbrook student, a maternity center in Zambia, renovations to a Christian coffeehouse, two recovery centers – one for babies and one for adult men, a chapel in the Philippines and several ministry efforts in Cuba. These projects were taken on under our annual Christmas With a Cause (CWAC) mission project.
This year is no exception. The 2019 Christmas With a Cause outreach theme will be “Neighbor 2 Neighbor: Giving Hope for Christmas.” The goal this year is to raise resources, which will be distributed among 40 families devastated by the Memorial Day Tornadoes to help them celebrate Christmas with their families.
Hope Church will partner with Gateway Cathedral in Trotwood. Gateway Cathedral sits in the Westbrook Village neighborhood, which was in the direct path of the Memorial Day Tornadoes. Gateway Cathedral served as the distribution hub for the community in the weeks following the storm. It along with the City of Trotwood, Trotwood School District and St. Vincent de Paul will identify the 40 families from the Trotwood community impacted by the tornadoes and will be helped by this CWAC campaign.
Hope Church will ensure these 40 families have the funds to celebrate Christmas this year. Money raised from the “Neighbor 2 Neighbor: Giving Hope for Christmas” campaign will be designated for 40 selected families. The parents in these families will be given retail gift cards to make the holiday purchases needed to have a great Christmas. It has been a difficult year for the affected families. The campaign kicked off November 3 and donations will be accepted through December 8.
You can give online by visiting the Give page or send cash/check designated “Neighbor 2 Neighbor: Giving Hope for Christmas” to Hope Church, 5980 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45458.
You have many opportunities throughout the year to give. But, if you are like most of us, you have looked at how our city has suffered this year and said, “We just have to do something.”
We are reminded that when we give to others, we are giving to Christ. Jesus says in Matthew 25, “‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
Thanks in advance for your participation.