Angel Tree is a ministry that reaches out to the children of inmates and their families with the love of Christ. Through the simple act of delivering Christmas gifts we have the unique opportunity to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of not only the children, but their parents as well.
The Angel Tree program begins when a prisoner registers with their prison chaplain. Our church then receives a list of families and, through the generosity of our congregation, provides each child with two gifts - a clothing item and a “fun” item.
How can I get involved?
The good news is that getting involved is easy! Whether you want to donate your time or resources, we have a place for you! Use your Communication Card from your church bulletin to get more information.
Information Tables at the Tree
We need 2-4 people for every service for 4 weeks. Here, you would help people choose their angel(s), fill out a short form, and receive the returned gifts. We need help both before and after service the following dates:
- Saturday, November 18, 2017
- Sunday, November 19, 2017
- Saturday, November 25, 2017
- Sunday, November 26, 2017
- Saturday, December 2, 2017
- Sunday, December 3, 2017
Adults only - We need to go through each bag and present and make sure the right presents are going with the right children/family.
- Date: Sunday, November 26 - 12:30 - 2:30 PM in the Main Auditorium lobby
- Date: Sunday, December 3 - 12:45 - 5:30 PM in the Youth Auditorium lobby
This is fun! We will gather for an evening of gift wrapping in the Youth Auditorium - lobby and VK 120 on Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.We will also have a dessert potluck, please bring a treat for all to enjoy.
Volunteer Meeting for the Angel Tree Party
Date Sunday, December 3 (after 2nd service at 12:15 PM), meet in front of Christmas tree in church lobby. We will have a short meeting to review for the party.
Angel Tree Breakfast Party
The Angel Tree families will come on the morning of Saturday, December 9, 2017. We’ll also do a short show and give the childrens’ caregivers the wrapped gifts to take home. The party for guests begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 11 AM. We’ll have a carnival-type atmosphere with simple games and activity booths.
We will need lots of volunteers for this event: setting up, manning the activity booths (about 20), clean up and people to pray for the attendees. We will be meeting from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Spanish speakers and interpreters are needed for this event so be sure you let me know if you speak Spanish!
Drivers are needed to deliver any presents not picked up.
Pick up the presents on Saturday, December 9 at 12:30 PM and you may deliver at any time that works for you and the family. Delivery will all be in the Glendale/Peoria areas, going as far south as the I-10.
For more information:
Email Kristina Chrisman