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530 East High Street • Lexington • KY • 40502
Phone (859) 266-3416 • Email: office@WoodlandChristianLex.org

outreach

treeWoodland is sponsoring an “Angel Tree” through The Salvation Army this year, to help supply Christmas gifts to area children.  The tags will be available Sunday, December 3, and the unwrapped items need to be returned by Sunday, December 10.  I realize this is a short time frame to get the items, but please do your best.  Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the project, provided by The Salvation Army. 

  •  Are these real children in read need?  Yes.  Each angel tag/card represents an actual child identified as “income eligible” by Salvation Army social workers.  Parents/guardians apply in person and bring various forms of information proving need.

The Salvation Army operates a Christmas Clearing Bureau service so area agencies may avoid duplication.

  • Do donors need to purchase every item listed on the angel card?  No.  The information on the card is only a guide.  For many years donors indicated a desire to have information regarding the kind(s) of toys their angel child would enjoy.  Therefore, we began asking parents to list a few wish toys on their application.
  • Will all the gifts donors purchase really be given to their angel child?  Absolutely.  Please be sure to securely tape the angel card to the gift(s).
  • Why are the gifts to be returned “unwrapped?”  There are a few reasons.  First, The Salvation Army needs to ensure that gifts given are safe and appropriate (i.e. No guns, knives . . .).  Second, parents feel more comfortable knowing what gift(s) they are giving to their children on Christmas morning.  Third, when gifts were wrapped there were a number of times the donor enclosed a note.  This is confusing to a child to think a gift is from Santa and find a note from the Jones family.
  • Why is it necessary to give new gifts?  Many parents want their child(ren) to believe the gift is from Santa Clause.  Santa gives new gifts.
  • What happens to the children who are not selected from the angel tree?  The Salvation Army uses funds from angel tree donations and the kettle campaig to purchase gifts for these children.  Your business, organization or church will not be held responsible.  We would like to have returned all angel tags/cards that were not selected.
Please contact Michael Wells at mwellslex@gmail.com or 312-9286 with questions.

 

 

SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS

In 2016, in addition to Outreach offerings, Woodland provided the following to our neighbors in this community and around the world:

  • 2,080 sandwiches tot he HOPE Mobile
  • 3 back to school backpacks and school supplies to 3 refugee children
  • Christmas gifts to 3 refugee families: gifts for 11 children and 6 adults
  • 561 pounds of food to God's Pantry
  • 165 blankets to Church World Service
  • 45 health & school kits to Church World Service
  • $1,645 to Greater Lexington CROP Walk
  • Hats, Underwear, Gloves and Socks to the HOPE Center

mission

NURTURE, SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP MENTOR TRAINING
Woodland Christian Church Fellowship Hall
530 East High Street

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond (MB3), is a faith-based non-profit that provides mentoring programs for individuals returning to the community after a period of incarceration. MB3 trains volunteers to form Nurture, Support and Accountability Groups (NSAG) to help returning citizens navigate the waters of re-entry. The NSAGs are comprised of 3-6 individuals who agree to covenant with one returning citizen for a 6-month period. During the six months, the NSAG members make frequent contact and have weekly face-to-face meetings with the mentee. They provide critical emotional support and assist them with identifying resources such as housing, recovery program, employment, and transportation. The NSAG also provides the returning citizen with exposure to people living faith-filled, successful and position lives.

Interested in the training to become a volunteer? Join us for one of these training dates:

2018 Training Schedule
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, May 12
Saturday, August 11
Saturday, November 10

R.S.V.P. to Mark Johnson (majohnson2008@gmail.com) with your interest.

CHALLENGE

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY BLANKET FUND

Open Circle is pleased to announce a successful blanket fund drive! A total of $1,065 was raised, which will provide 165 blankets! Thanks to all who gave!

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walkers
2017 CROP Walkers

walk 2 more CROP Walkers

Over 30 walkers raised over $4,000! 
WAY to Go, Woodland!

Thanks AGAIN for your generous support!