Holiday Compassion

The Holidays are right around the corner and we are gearing up to make an impact in our community and help those less fortunate this season. Regardless of your interests, gifts, talents or time, there is a place for YOU to make a difference for the lost and hurting this year!

In partnership with Chuck Colson’s famous Prison Fellowship Ministries, share Christian love with the children of incarcerated parents through the provision of a Christmas gift. When a parent is imprisoned, it is the children who suffer the most. But this year, you can let these children know they are not forgotten.

GET INVOLVED!
Stop by our table in the courtyard during weekend services and choose a child you’d like to bless this Christmas.

GIFT DEADLINE:
WRAPPED gifts must be returned no later than NOVEMBER 26.

WHY IS THIS DATE SO IMPORTANT?
Angel Tree parties and gift distribution begins the following week and we want to ensure each child has their gift

AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPUS:
Granite Bay | Jeanne Harriman | jharriman@surewest.net

The CASA program provides volunteers to foster youth – children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned and are now living in out-of-home placements. Let’s show these children a little love this Christmas by providing them with a new toy or game.

GET INVOLVED!
Stop by our table in the courtyard during weekend services to pick up a Gift Tag and brighten a child’s Christmas! Spending limit is $30. Our older kids are asking for a $25 gift card and a $5 stocking stuffer.

GIFT DEADLINE:
UNWRAPPED gifts must be returned by NOVEMBER 19.

WHY IS THIS DATE SO IMPORTANT?
Gifts will be distributed at the CASA Kids Christmas Celebration.

AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPUS:
Granite Bay | Connie Whalen | conniehw@surewest.net

Christmas Angel has met the needs of the children whose parents are participating in Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge. A program for life controlling problems, with an outstanding success rate of 94 percent. Over the years, Christmas Angel has been a link, bridge and healing factor for the children and parents mending their lives.

GET INVOLVED!
For 30 years, you’ve helped provide gifts for the families to take home. This year you have the option of purchasing a gift or gift card. Stop by our table in the Courtyard and support Christmas Angel this year!

GIFT DEADLINE:
UNWRAPPED gifts and Gift cards must be returned by NOVEMBER 26. We need to deliver the donations to the parents in time for Christmas gatherings.

AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPUSES:
Adventure | Tim Brown | tbrown@ccorpusa.com
Granite Bay | Jennifer & Will | William.hawkins@jessup.edu

This year’s Christmas Drive-Thru will be bigger and better than ever!

GET INVOLVED!
Come greet people along the route as well as make people feel welcome as tens of thousands step onto the Adventure campus for the rst time.

SIGN UP TO SERVE

Questions? Contact Marianne Eitzman | Marianne@baysideonline.com

Spreading Christmas Cheer!
We’re serving our community at the Galleria Mall this year through the Gift Wrap Station.

GET INVOLVED!
HERE ARE 4 WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

  •  Sign up to serve!
  • Tell a friend
  • Bring your gifts to be wrapped
  • Pray

LEARN MORE | SIGN UP HERE

Questions? Contact Karen Check | karen.check@baysideonline.com

SOCKS & SLEEPING BAG DRIVE
Helping Hands for the Homeless brings encouragement and comfort to those experiencing homelessness. This season we’re collecting NEW socks and sleeping bags to brighten their day and bring warmth during the cold winter months.

GET INVOLVED!
Donate a sleeping bag or socks this season. Socks are a key component of both warmth and good foot health. We’re collecting NEW black, white and fun colored socks. Sleeping bags turn a cold night a little warmer. We’re collecting NEW adult size sleeping bags.

DONATION DEADLINE:
We’ll be in the courtyard every weekend through NOVEMBER 26.

AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPUS:
Granite Bay | Dave Thompson | dthomps84@aol.com

The Bayside Military Connection Team is committed to supporting and encouraging our deployed military troops. Please join us in showing our love and appreciation by sending care packages filled with a taste of home.

GET INVOLVED!
Stop by our table in the courtyard during weekend services to pick up a list of “Suggested Items” and a box to create your special care package. Please consider contributing $13 per package for shipping. Make it personal and include a note or card of appreciation!

PACKAGE DEADLINE:
Care Packages must be returned NOVEMBER 26.
Why is this date important? We want to make sure packages arrive before Christmas!

HAVE A LOVED ONE OR FRIEND SERVING IN HARM’S WAY?
Sign them up to receive a care package this Christmas – Click Here 

AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPUSES:
Blue Oaks | Shannon Holt| shannon.holt@baysideonline.com
Granite Bay | Rachel & Tim McClain | rachel.m.mcclain@gmail.com

November 13-20 is National Collection Week! Bayside Granite Bay is an o cial collection center and all campuses will be receiving shoe boxes during weekend services.

GET INVOLVED!
Operation Christmas Child boxes will be available November 4/5 and 11/12 during weekend services
or use your own shoe box and ll it with toys, hygiene items and more for a child ages 2-14 years old. Samaritanspurse.org has box labels and all the info you need or visit us in the tent. We are also looking for volunteers to assist in collection.

CLICK HERE FOR DROP OFF INFORMATION!


AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPUSES:

Adventure | Bridget Hill | jbhillfarm@msn.com
Blue Oaks | Jessie North | jessie.north@baysideonline.com
Folsom | Maryann Goette | maryann.goette@baysideonline.com
Granite Bay | Crystal Sagastume | crystal.sagastume@baysideonline.com
Midtown | Tara Getty | tara.getty@baysideonline.com

Looking for ways to do some hands-on serving in the community?
Below are a few of the great projects you can volunteer for this year!

• Helping Hands for the Homeless
• Union Gospel Mission
• Arab America
• World Relief
• Bayside SEW Fest
• St. John’s Women Shelter

LEARN MORE HERE