Each year this magical time seems to creep up on us. Before we know it Thanksgiving is here and Christmas shopping is in full swing. Lists are made, wants are clear, and packages begin to fill every secret nook and cranny in our houses. Every year the Christmas season comes and families, right here, in our community are making lists they know they can’t finish, are listening to wants they know they can’t provide, and the underneath of their beds and in their closets stay empty. Each year hundreds of families know that they will struggle to make Christmas happen for their kids.
Fifteen years ago things changed. Adopt-A-Family was born with a servant’s heart and the desire to show the love of Jesus in helping those in our community that dread this time. In the program’s first year, they served 42 families. In 2015 we served 1700 and we are well on the way to do it again! We are amazed and humbled at God’s provision of the ability to transform relationships in our community and His church through service.
Adopt-A-Family would be nothing without the hundreds of volunteers, donors, adopters, churches, businesses and supporters who year after year go above and beyond. Timberline is blessed to have so many generous families and we thank God every day for their involvement and dedication to make this program the success it is.
Even though our program is in its final stretch we still have many needs to fill. We are still looking for families that would love to get involved by stepping up to personally adopt a family and provide the toys and gifts that they couldn’t. For some families adopting another family is something they look forward to every year.
To those of you who want to be involved but adopting does feel like a fit we also host a huge community Christmas Family Festival, Wednesday December 14th from 4:00-6:00pm, where we invite not only those who have been adopted by our program but the community as a whole. There are food, games, a petting zoo, and crafts, family portraits, Santa and so much more. This is a volunteer run event and we are never lacking in fun ways for the whole family to jump in the night of!
Adopt-A-Family is an amazing program about so much more than the tangible gifts that it provides and we are truly thankful for the opportunity God has given us to spread a little joy and hope during the holidays.
If you have any interest in joining our program, please call Timberline Church 970-482-4387 ext.130 to become an adopter family or follow the link https://serve68.doodle.com/poll/ayqza8eyneikphrv to join our Family Festival team.
We pray your season is Merry and Bright.
Blessings, from the Local Missions Team at Timberline Church.