The Christmas Store - December 3rd - GBC Children
Today, our program has grown in many ways All items are new...donated by members of our church or through donated resources. Ministry and mission opportunities have grown...bigger and better.
Church wide participation has grown...members from every area of our church participate to help make our program a huge success.
The Christmas Store began in 2007, as a fun way for our GBC children to provide Christmas gifts for members of their families. Children earned "love bucks" (play money) by participating in mission opportunities, learning scripture, helping with coat drives, etc.
New or slightly used Christmas gift items were donated by members of our church.
Gift items were placed on display in the gym and the children were allowed to shop through the items and purchase gifts for their family members by using their love bucks as payment.
Children wrapped their gifts, enjoyed cookies and Christmas music. Children then took their gifts home and placed them under their trees for Christmas morning.
One of our biggest changes has been the addition of a second program called "A Christmas to Remember." This program reaches outside of our church and into our community where we provide Christmas gifts to hundreds of under resourced children and families throughout our community.