MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CORNERSTONE WILL PROVIDE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO
HELP OUT A FAMILY IN NEED THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON
As we read Cornerstone prayer requests, we realize many people in our church family are praying for jobs, housing, and basic necessities. The Care Ministry of Cornerstone Church would like to extend a blessing in the form of a gift card to those in need – whether it is someone you know, yourself, or your own family who is going through challenging times this Christmas season.
Here’s how Operation Christmas Blessing works: A person or family selects one person or family that is really in need at Christmas time, blessing them with a $100.00 gift card that will allow that family to purchase a few small gifts and put Christmas dinner on the table, but most importantly providing the opportunity to share God’s love for them through prayer with the recipient. It is open to all who call Cornerstone Church their home, members and non-members alike.
If you would like to request a gift card for someone in need, at no cost to you, go to the Outreach table in the court the weekends of 12/2-3 and 12/9-10, fill out a form and place it in the “Operation Christmas Blessing" box by Sunday, December 10. Additional request forms are available at the church office 9-12 or 1-5pm. ALL cards must be turned in by Thursday, December 14.
Gift cards will be placed in an envelope with the requester's name on it and may be picked up at the church office between Monday, December 18 and Thursday, December 21. Office hours are 9:00am - 5:00 pm (the office is closed from 12:00-1:00pm each day)
Each requester is responsible to pick up their gift card at the church. If you requested a gift card for someone else, we ask that you deliver it personally to the recipient, as a love gift from Cornerstone Church. If at all possible, pray with them and "encourage them with the hope of Christ."
Due to the high demand, this year each household will only be able to nominate ONE person or family, so please prayerfully consider your nomination. Each family may only receive ONE card. If more than one person puts in a request for the same family, someone from the “Operation Christmas Blessing Team” will contact the multiple requestors letting them know that the family requested is already receiving a card.
2017 CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES FOR NEW MISSIONS AND SAMARITAN'S PURSE ARE COMPLETE!
Thank you to our Cornerstone family for making the Christmas Shoe Boxes such a success this year! The total number of boxes brought in was 600: 210 for New Missions and 390 for Samaritan’s Purse. In addition to that, 20 teacher boxes for the New Missions schools in Haiti were assembled from donations from numerous Life Groups.
We had a tremendous committee of hard-working volunteers. The boxes were prayed over as each of the members of our group placed their hands on them. Debbie and Jesse Poppen housed ALL 600 boxes in their home and personally transported the Samaritan’s Purse boxes to the distribution center in Corona.
Thank you again for blessing so many children and their families around the world by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Blessings from the Cornerstone Christmas Shoe Box Committee