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