Celebrating the Christmas Season: #LightTheWorld Through Acts of Service

The  #LightTheWorld campaign is a wonderful way to learn more about our Savior, share our Savior’s love through service and sharing our testimony of Him with friends and neighors. What a wonderful way to focus on this Christmas season.
Starting on December 1st, there will be 25 ways over 25 days to learn and become more like our Savior (Go to Mormon.org to follow each day or go to Mormon.org/download to download the advent calendar).  December 1st the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Worldwide Day of Service to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Church’s welfare program. Everyone is encouraged to serve in a small and simple way to share the Light of Christ and #LightTheWorld.
Here are some ideas for families and individuals to provide great acts of service in the Katy area on December 1st or throughout the Christmas season. Please contact your Ward Community Service Specialist if you have any questions.

Grace Care Center

 130 Handmade cards are needed for each holiday to be distributed by volunteers visiting residents at the Grace Care Center on  Christmas Day.  See signup for ‘needed by’ date. Christmas Cardshttps://www.justserve.org/projects/88a42e82-84a2-432c-a313-fd36d32fd007  Sign up requested on JustServe.org so we know how many cards will be donated.

 Visit with the residents at the Grace Care Center to brighten their holiday on Christmas Day.  Many do not have family or friends in the area and feel alone or forgotten.  A visit would mean so much to them.    Signup is required on JustServe.org   Christmas Day visitshttps://www.justserve.org/projects/7a7e53e6-64b3-4f49-b207-4b6900d6efb

 United Way – Brookshire

   ~ Gift cards are a great idea this Christmas for distribution to families who have been affected by the floods this past year in Brookshire/ Pattison.  Walmart /Target/HEB etc,  Suggest $50 per card.  Needed by Dec 10th.  Deliver to your Ward Community Service Specialist no later than Sun,Dec. 11th.

Katy Christian Ministries

   ~ Santa’s Sleigh

Adopt a child/senior in our community with a few Christmas gifts.  On your own or invite another individual or family and sponsor a child/senior.   For more information on how you can help or to sign up:  https://www.justserve.org/projects/38769fb1-59fc-4c82-a27c-868196c1f4bd

   ~ Food Pantry

Share your holidays – We welcome donated food items to share with those in need this holiday season.  Deliver your food items to KCM’s Pantry back door by Thurs,Dec 15.  KCM  is located at 5510 1ST Ave, Katy. Open:  Mon – Thur 8:30 AM – 5 PM.Closed:  All day Fri – Sun.

5# (or less) Flour OR Sugar
24 oz (or less) Cooking Oil
16 oz Peanut Butter
1# bag Dried Beans OR Rice
8 oz box Mac & Cheese
20 oz (or less) Canned fruit

~KCM Pantry Donation Sorting

Volunteers needed to help sort donations received during the holiday donation season.  Volunteer for a couple hours OR on a recurring weekly basis. There is much work to be done and we are grateful for all helping hands.   Mon –Thur  1PM – 5PM.  Age 14 and older.  Closed-toed shoes are required for safety.  https://www.justserve.org/projects/ede3cb90-79e8-4fa9-9e90-7838b337ca19  Fill out a New Volunteer Application and select ‘Food Pantry’ if you have not done so in the past. In the field ‘What is your reason for volunteering at Katy Christian Ministries?’ note ‘Assist with Holiday donations’ so your form will be expedited. Drop-ins are welcome provided space is available due to the size of the pantry. Students:Hours may be used for school service hours.  Check with Lynn on your day of service or bring your paper with you to be signed. Group projects may be available at other times.  For more information on group projects: contact Lynn Hooge at the KCM Pantry 281-682-7681 and leave a message.

~Social Services

Gas Cards, gift cards (Walmart/ HEB, etc) are welcomed to assist others in need.  Deliver gift cards to your Ward Community Service Specialist by Sun,Dec. 11.

~Crisis Center

IMMEDIATE NEED – New, packaged underwear/socks to assist clients in crisis situations.  Drop in the box in the Katy Stake Relief Society Room OR give to your Ward Community Service Specialist on Dec 3.  Signup required.  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4FADAC22A3F85-give 

Have any questions? Looking for additional service ideas? Contact your Ward Community Service Specialists: 

Cinco West:    Kristin Wood
Cross Creek:   Suzy & William Sultemeier
Grand Lakes:  Steve Olson
Katy 2nd:           Janet Lunt
Katy Mills:      Andy Van Develde
Nottingham Country:   Renn Neilson 
Sealy 1:         Louis Nachos
Sealy 2:         Pres Garcia  





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