Do you struggle with getting Christmas gifts for relatives or friends who don’t really need anything? Consider honoring them by donating money in their name to help people who do need things like food, clothing, and housing.
This weekend, November 10th and 11th, the annual Christmas Missions Market will be hosted in the Timberline Church mall area with volunteers present to answer questions and provide information about different ministries. Suggested gift items on the bulletin insert range from $5 to $500 so everyone can find something to meet their budget. For each donation made, a card will be provided to notify friends and family what has been donated in their name.
Represented in the mall this weekend:
- Adopt-a-Family/The Bridge
- Alpha Center
- Asian Hope
- Building Hope
- CompassionNet Impact
- Freedom Fellowship
- Habitat for Humanity
- Homelessness Prevention Initiative
- Katia’s House
- Sarah Miles/Uganda
Also featured this weekend will be Timberline Café gift baskets, Living Water, and the Community Shoe Drive.
Please stop by the Missions Market in the mall and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping while making a difference in the world.
A loving family decides to open their home to children in need, but before they can get their foster care license, they have to adhere to safety guidelines provided by the state. That process often includes replacing stair railings, storage of chemicals, and installing child locks on cabinets among other repairs. They could hire a contractor to do the work, but that can get quite expensive. They could try to do it themselves, but that might take months to complete. Meanwhile, a child in an urgent situation waits for placement.
The answer? Building Hope.
Building Hope is an extension of SERVE 6.8 at Timberline Church that deploys volunteers with construction skills to places of need. Over the past months, volunteers have rebuilt a fence for a senior citizen, repaired leaking roofs at a trailer park, rebuilt stairs for a single mom, helped an elderly man with plumbing issues, helped a single mom with a fencing project, and helped a single woman in Rist Canyon with shelter for the winter. They raise money for materials through donations and fundraisers like a play house auction and a golf tournament.
Building Hope also steps in to help support foster and adoptive families. Over Labor Day weekend, a team helped finish several projects for a family seeking their foster care license after providing respite care for three children. As the couple wrote, “We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support provided … Now thanks to the help we’ve received, we will have our license, and if the opportunity becomes available to become their forever family, we can do so.”
Sometimes all it takes to help a foster family is picking up a hammer. If you would like to help, contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike at email@example.com.
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Building Hope Vision: To bring hope and healing through restorative home repair to families in our community.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is the tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
Building Hope will not be limited to, but will specifically serve: Foster and Adoptive Families, Single Parent Homes, Widows and those with health concerns or disabilities.
All proceeds from this auction will got to serve families in our community through Building Hope.
For more information about Building Hope contact: Kari Stewart at: Karalot9@gmail.com
Timberline Windsor SERVE 6.8 Golf Tournament
Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club
Benefiting: Finally Home Foundation, Safe Families for Children and Building Hope
Monday – September 24 – 8:30am, Shot-gun start, Four person scramble
Tournament sponsorship packages available soon:
* Title – $7,500
* Signature – $2,000
* Corporate – $1,000
* Hazard – $100
Title includes 3 foursome teams, Signature includes 2 foursome teams and Corporate includes 1 foursome team.
Top Team Prize – $1,000
Putting contest and Games through-out course
Registration information coming soon!