The Bridge ministry of Timberline Local Outreach will be partnering with Adopt-A-Family this Christmas season to bring a Christmas feast to families in need. The Bridge provides an opportunity to journey with those in need by inviting them to a Christmas celebration and banquet with our church family.
Last year, the Bridge served 250 families in three nights. This year the Bridge will do that in two nights, hoping to reach about 1,100 people. Each night, it takes 230-250 volunteers to support the Christmas feast. Everyone attending the Christmas feast this year will have the opportunity to receive a free, professional family portrait as well as gifts for the kids and a gift card for the family.
Watch a video from one the volunteers last year, Margie Bennett.
In Luke 14, Jesus tells a parable about a man that prepared a great banquet. When his friends could not attend, he decided to invite “the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.” He then scoured the countryside to be sure his house was full. In Mark, a similar story is told to illustrate the Kingdom of God, telling us that God loves all people and wants all people to attend his heavenly feast.
The Bridge ministry steps in the gap to help make the Christmas celebration happy and complete for those who are suffering financially and cannot provide for their families as they would like.
This year, the celebration will consist of a meal, entertainment, programs for the children and gifts to take home at the end of the party. As we serve and minister to our guests, we, too, are strengthened in our faith and experience God’s Kingdom here on earth.
Please join us in serving with the Bridge at this year’s Christmas Party!
When: Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19
Where: Timberline Church in the main auditorium
How you can help: Each night, the Bridge requires 250 volunteers in a variety of roles. We particularly need people that can serve as table hosts for our guests.
For more information: Join the Bridge Team Party on November 30 at 6pm in the East Auditorium.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-482-4387 and ask to speak with someone with the Serve 6.8 staff.