Giving of Gifts
The Giving of Gifts Ministry is a wonderful time for First Baptist Church. This special Saturday is set aside to happen just before Christmas, but the hours and hours of work start long before that.
This ministry began as a special lady had an idea that she acted upon and started a few years ago. This ministry gives children who might not otherwise have Christmas gifts under the tree a nice surprise on Christmas morning. The members of the church start by donating children’s new clothing items, shoes and winter coats, new and gently used toys. Then, we invite the parents to come in and “shop” for their children on this one special day. We serve the parents and children hot cocoa and cookies while they wait to be taken by their own personal assistant back to the largest Fellowship Hall to “ shop”. Children stay in the nursery provided, so they will be surprised at Christmas!
If you would like to learn more about this ministry, please contact anyone on the Giving of Gifts Ministry Team, or call Karen at the church office and she will put you in touch with someone.
Our Giving of Gifts Committee Members:
Front Row L to R: Sarah Taylor, Linda Loy, Lynn Taylor
Back Row: Wanda Conatser, Murline Smith, Charlene Hale
Not Pictured: Deneda Grider, Lisa Kerr, and Lindsey Pennington