2020 has been full of surprises and challenges. As followers of Jesus and people of hope, we also see challenges as Holy Spirit opportunities. Since the pandemic began, you have been standing in the gap for our neighbors in need in an even greater way and I am humbled by your generosity.
This Christmas, we have opportunities to serve Jesus by helping others “keep the lights on” as we share our gifts, so everyone has a special Christmas.
Traditionally, we collect a Christmas Offering to support the mission ministries of our church, provide Birthday Parties for Jesus, and help people in need at Christmas. This year, our Christmas Offering will provide Christmas for children and families in need and contribute towards a matching gift for the renovation of our Lifeline to the Homeless Ministry space at the downtown campus.
Christmas Offering supports the Missions Ministries of First Methodist Houston
and the following special Christmas projects:
Renovation Project - $50K will be matched 2 ½ times by a generous donor for renovation of the current Lifeline Ministry space downtown for our Lifeline friends.
FAMILIES IN NEED
Christmas outreaches for children and their families in our ministries in Pakistan, Myanmar, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Nepal and with our local ministries, Neighbors in Action and International Friends.
Christmas gifts are additional ways to share Christmas with those in need.
Magi Christmas Tree
Provide a gift for a child from Neighbors in Action (NIA) and our International Friends Refugee Ministry by selecting a name from our online virtual Christmas tree.
Select an NIA child, purchase a gift online, and mail it wrapped by December 11 using the Amazon link provided.
Select children from our International Friends Refugee Ministry by contributing to their Christmas Celebration Basket and/or Gift Card.
Lifeline to the Homeless
LIFELINE GIFT CARDS
AND CARE PACKAGES
Share a meal and love with our Lifeline friends this Christmas. Gift a Subway ($10) gift card, McDonald ($5)
gift card, or a Care Package ($25).
All kids have been sponsored. Thank You! Please consider donating to Lifeline Care Packages and/or the Christmas Offering
Sheffield Tags are RED
Gift the children in this family with a Christmas to remember by sponsoring
a Christmas Celebration basket for $50.
Celebration Basket Includes:
Christmas Arts & Crafts
Umoja Tags are PURPLE
Sponsor a child from our refugee ministry by blessing them with a gift card ($35)
All NIA kids have been sponsored. Thank You! Please consider donating to Lifeline Care Packages and/or the Christmas Offering
To gift child an NIA child, complete the "Participant Information, then click the wish list.
Note Special Instructions
Write child’s name in the Gift Message Text Box.
Check Add-Ons Gift Bag option.
Ship gift to 14847 Scenic Sky Way Houston, TX 77049.