We believe the story of Christmas is ours to tell. So, instead of fighting traffic, buying a bunch of stuff, etc. we have a challenge for you: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All this Advent season. Let’s tell the real story of Christmas – the story of a King coming to save His children. The story of Jesus.
To help tell this story, we ask you to change the way you do Christmas.
- First, in October/November, serve with our hands on opportunity: Operation Christmas Child & Baskets of Kindness
- Second, in December, buy less and give more. We encourage you to buy one less gift and give away what you would have spent for the sake of the Gospel. Give the funds to Advent Conspiracy at MBCC and together we will give away 100% of it to our Advent Conspiracy partner.
Baskets of Kindness
For the last several years, we have packed and delivered food boxes and turkeys through our connections with Restoration Academy, Grace House, Bethel Baptist and more. This year, we will once again be providing Thanksgiving food boxes to families connected to these organizations.
However, different from past years, we will be packing these boxes in advance at Christian Service Mission. Our MBCC volunteer day will be Saturday, October 30th from 9:00-11:00 am at the CSM warehouse. We will have an assembly line packing food into boxes. Due the nature of the work to be done, it is best suited for children elementary age and above. If you can attend, please click the box below to sign up. We need to know in advance how many people will attend, and we will provide you with more details prior to Oct. 30th.
In November, the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Restoration families will drive through the school to pick up the food; we will not deliver house to house, and therefore, will not need volunteers on this date. Boxes will also be delivered to Grace House & Bethel Baptist.
Please contact Stephanie Jones (email@example.com) with any questions.
Operation Christmas Child
We are once again partnering with Operation Christmas Child to pack shoeboxes that will be sent across the globe. Shoeboxes and labels will be available in the foyer to pick up the end of October. You may pick up shoeboxes on Sunday mornings or during the week, Mondays-Thursdays from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Please bring filled shoeboxes back to the church by Sunday, November 14th.
This year, MBCC is unable to serve as an area collection center due to our construction project. Therefore, it is important that we receive your filled boxes by November 14th so that we can load them up and take them to a collection center!
Buy Less, Give More
Stay tuned for more info our 2021 Advent Conspiracy project! Throughout the month of December, we encourage everyone to buy one less gift this Christmas and give away what you would have spent for the sake of the Gospel. This is the Advent Conspiracy. 100% of what we raise together will be given to support our project.
Worship Times: Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am, Community Groups at 9:45 am.