Church shares the love over fes­tive sea­son

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

A Te Awa­mutu church is on a mis­sion to spread the love ahead of this fes­tive sea­son.

North End Church has launched an ini­tia­tive called Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Love.

The ini­tia­tive has sev­eral com­po­nents that aim to help the Te Awa­mutu com­mu­nity.

North End Church pas­tor Kathy Strong says the church is “putting ac­tion to words”.

“We see there’s a great need in Te Awa­mutu and want to do any­thing we can to help make life a lit­tle eas­ier. Plus, we love Christ­mas – it’s a time to come to­gether and help oth­ers. Our whole church will be get­ting on board to make Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Love a suc­cess.”

Christ­mas ham­per

The church is giv­ing away 50 Christ­mas ham­pers filled with good­ies and wants nom­i­na­tions of peo­ple who would ben­e­fit from this. Nom­i­nees must live within 10kms of Te Awa­mutu’s town cen­tre. Nom­i­na­tions close on De­cem­ber 9 with ham­pers be­ing de­liv­ered on De­cem­ber 18 and 19. Fix-a-car

In con­junc­tion with A&H Mo­tors, North End Church is of­fer­ing Op­er­a­tion Fix-a-Car.

Nom­i­nate some­one who can't af­ford to get their car fixed and lives in or near Te Awa­mutu.

Nom­i­na­tions close Thurs­day, Novem­ber 25.

Tree Awa­mutu

The an­nual pop-up Christ­mas tree for­est is back for an­other year, fill­ing the church with fes­tive fun from De­cem­ber 10-12.

An­gel Tree

The na­tional an­gel tree ini­tia­tive spon­sors par­ents in prison and en­ables them to give gifts to their chil­dren for Christ­mas. Back­yard clean-up Nom­i­na­tions are open for you to nom­i­nate some­one who needs some help to get their sec­tion spick and span in time for Christ­mas. Nom­i­nees must live within 10kms of Te Awa­mutu’s town cen­tre.

Nom­i­na­tions close on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 25 with work be­ing done on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8 from 9am to mid­day.

Back to school

North End Church will be giv­ing away back­packs filled with sta­tionery and school sup­plies to help ease strain and stress for Te Awa­mutu fam­i­lies.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to nom­i­nate some­one visit www.face­book.com/ op­er­a­tion christ­mas love or con­tact the church on 871 3888.

Photo / Bethany Rolston

North End Church pas­tor Kathy Strong (left) and in­tern Keyli Perello are gear­ing up to spread the Christ­mas love com­ing up to this fes­tive sea­son.

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