Holiday Compassion Projects 2013

 

Together we’re reaching our region by changing the community one life at a time. We help accomplish the mission of the church by serving together and sharing the love and Truth of Jesus Christ through our actions and words. Regardless of your interests, spiritual gifts or talents, there is a place for you to serve.

Looking for a our current Holiday SERVE Projects? Click Here for SERVE Projects

Adopt a Family reaches out to financially struggling families, senior adults and children in our community. You can help this holiday season by preparing and delivering a Thanksgiving food basket or by meeting other tangible needs such as gift cards and Christmas presents to those that would otherwise receive very little this holiday season.  

How to Choose a Family
You or your group may select a Bayside family, military family, senior adult, community partner or foster child to sponsor for the holiday. Simply stop by our table in the Holiday Compassion tent during weekend services to pick a family you’d like to bless this year!

Two Ways to Particpate
Home Delivery – You contact the family, find out their family needs and deliver to their home prior to the holiday. Choose a senior adult, Bayside family or one of our community partners in need.

Shop and Drop – We provide you with the family’s needs, you do the shopping and deliver to the Drop Spot listed on the Family Information sheet. Choose a community partner, foster child or military family in need.

This is a great project for individuals and groups. It can also be a hands-on way to teach your children, family and friends how to care for others by serving with them.

Christmas Stocking Drive 2013 - THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE

Aged Out Foster Youth Stocking Drive provides stockings filled with goodies to individuals (and their small children) that have recently aged out of the foster system. Currently these young adults are residents at the Volunteers of America Independent Living Program in Mather and are part of a work program or attending college. Most of them have no have family or a place to spend the holidays.

How to Participate
Stop by our table in the Holiday Compassion tent during weekend services to pick up a wish list and returned your filled stocking no later than November 24.

Let’s show these young adults and their small children a little love with a Christmas stocking filled with goodies and a gift card.

Angel Tree 2013 - THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE

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.

How to Participate
Stop by our table in the Holiday Compassion Project tent during weekend services to pick a child you’d like to bless this Christmas.

Please be sure to return your WRAPPED gifts by NOVEMBER 24. Why is this date so important? Angel Tree parties and gift distribution will begin the following week.

Want to Volunteer with the Angel Tree Ministry? Here’s how you can help:
Angel Tags Out – Staff the Angel Tree table at weekend services and check out Angel Tree gifts packets to Baysiders.
20 minutes of your time is all it takes! A great family activity too! November 2/3 – November 9/10

Gift Organization – Staff the Angel Tree table at weekend services and receive/sort incoming gifts.
20 minutes of your time is all it takes! It’s a great family activity too! November 16/17 – November 23/24

Bayside Book Drive 2013 - THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE

Inspire a Child – Donate a Book Today!

We are collecting new and gently-used children’s books and Bibles (birth to tween) to be distributed to at-risk children in under-resourced areas of our community. Many of these children have no books at home. Let’s help these kids have a brighter future by boosting their literacy skills!

How to Participate
Bring your unwrapped book donation to our table in the Holiday Compassion tent during weekend services times, anytime this November.

Christmas Angel 2013 - THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE

Christmas Angel helps parents bring a little joy to their children at Christmastime through a simple gift. These parents are striving to make a positive change in their life through the TC restoration program. They’ll be reunited with their kids over the holiday and your gift donation will provide them with an opportunity to bring their child a present.

How to Participate
Stop by our table in the Holiday Compassion Project tent during weekend service and pick a child you’d like to bless this season.

Please be sure to return your UNWRAPPED gifts by NOVEMBER 24.

Other Volunteer Opportunities
Help staff the Christmas Angel tables in the courtyard before or after weekend services. Just 20 minutes of your time!

Military Care Packages 2013 - THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE

“From Bayside with Love” The Bayside Military Connection Ministry is committed to supporting and encouraging our deployed military troops and their families at home. Please join us in showing our love and appreciation by sending care packages filled with a taste of home.

How to Participate
Stop by our table in the Holiday Compassion tent during weekend services to pick up a list of “Preferred Items” and fill a box or just bring a few items and donate to the cause.
Help cover shipping costs for packages – $12.50 per box.
Write a letter or card of encouragement and appreciation – Make it a class project!
BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR ITEMS BACK TO THE CHURCH BY DECEMBER 1.

Join us at the Care Package Packing Party
WHEN: December 4 at 5:30pm
WHERE: Bayside Conference Center, 8303 Sierra College Blvd. Suite #140, Roseville, CA 95661

Do you have a deployed loved one?
Provide us with their APO or FPO address and we’ll do our best to ship them a Care Package just in time for Christmas.
Sign Up Here

Operation Christmas Child 2013 - THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE

Let’s join with Operation Christmas Child and send some Christmas love to impoverished children all around the world.

How to Participate
Stop by our table in the Holiday Compassion tent during weekend service times and pick up your shoebox and instructions. Fill the box with gifts that’ll bring a smile to a child’s face – toys, school supplies, hygiene items and whatever else your heart desires.

Include a personal note along with $7 for shipping. Shoeboxes must be dropped off at Bayside no later than NOVEMBER 17. Bayside will get your box to Samaritan’s Purse who’ll then transport it to a child in need. 
You can even pay the $7 shipping online and track your box online to see where it ends up.
Operation Christmas | Track My Box

Salvation Army – Red Kettle Bell Ringers 2013 - PROJECT FULL

Red kettles. Festive bell ringing. Merry Christmas wishing. You know who we’re talking about, the Salvation Army Bell Ringers! Did you know that the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign enables the Salvation Army to provide food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season? Not only that, they’re also able to help more than 34 million Americans recovering from varying personal disasters nationwide.

This year you can be a bell ringer too! South Placer County has 31 locations where you can serve this year. Grab a friend or your small group and ring together. Gather your kids and teach them about giving this Christmas season.

How to Participate
Stop by our table in the Holiday Compassion tent during weekend services and sign up to be a bell ringer!