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Advent Conspiracy

We believe the story of Christmas is ours to tell.  Instead of buying a bunch of stuff, we have a challenge for you: Worship Fully, Spend Less, and Give More 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 participate in our 2022 Advent Conspiracy campaign. 

  • First, in October/November, serve with our hands on opportunity: Thanksgiving Food Baskets & Operation Christmas Child
  • 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. More coming soon!

Buy Less, Give More

This year our Advent Conspiracy partner is Restoration Academy.  We encourage you to buy less gifts 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 away to support this project.

 
What is Restoration Academy?
  • Restoration Academy was started in 1988 by Dr. Anthony Gordon in response to divisive forces such as crime and violence in the Fairfield community. He believed that every child should have access to a quality education.
  • To this day, the school has remained committed to the vision of making a quality and Christ-centered education available to children in grades K4–12.
  • Restoration Academy prays that students will use their education and their knowledge of Christ to bring hope to a world that is desperately in need of it.
  • Restoration Academy currently serves 378 students, and for the last 14 years, all graduates have been accepted into college, many with full scholarships.

 

How Can We Help?
  • Restoration Academy currently does not have a cafeteria that serves school lunches on campus or a room large enough for all students to eat their lunch.
  • Restoration Academy has recently launched a campaign to fund a new cafeteria which will cost approximately $5 million. MBCC plans to come alongside them to raise funds for this project.
  • Our goal is to raise $150,000 to help fund the purchase of the kitchen appliances which include industrial stoves, ranges, warmers and more.

 

Why a Cafeteria?
  • Currently over half of the students eat lunch in their classroom as there is not a centralized place for them to eat.
  • Restoration Academy does not have a school lunch program where meals are served on campus. This would provide the opportunity for students to have breakfast and lunch on site, and many students could qualify for free or reduced cost meals.
  • Students perform better in school and are healthier overall when they are getting balanced meals daily, which the cafeteria and lunch program would be able to provide.
  • The cafeteria space will also be multipurpose and can be utilized for many other events such as chapel, school assemblies, after school care, and a gym for elementary students.

 

How do I give?

  • Check: Make checks payable to MBCC with “Advent Conspiracy” in the memo line.
  • Online: Go to mbcc.us/give or click below.  Please designate your donation as “Advent Conspiracy.”
  • Questions? Email stephaniej@mbcc.us or call 205-802-7070.
 

Video from the November 27th Worship Service

Worship Times:  Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am, Community Groups at 9:45 am. 

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