Christmas will SOON be Here!
Christmas Bags for needy children are available now for pickup in Smoot Hall. The Christmas bags will go to children in the food program at Valley View Food Bank (VVFB).
All of the toys and clothes that we pack into the Christmas bags are carefully un-bagged at the VVFB “Santa Helpers Station” so the parents can come and CHOOSE what each of their children need and want. By empowering the parents to choose what gifts their children will receive, on Christmas Day, the parents maintain their dignity and sense of self-worth. Please bring gifts for kids 1 month to 12 years of age.
Please do not wrap the presents. A donation of wrapping paper, tape, and ribbon would be greatly appreciated so the parents can wrap the gifts.
This year, we are going to present our gifts to the Christ Child on Sunday, December 15th at the 10:30 a.m. service. He will take them back to the VVFB that day for distribution later that week.
IF your gifts are more than you can handle by yourself, let us know and we will make arrangements to pick them up and get it to the worship center for you. For those of you going out of town, just bring your bags to Smoot Hall and put them on the stage and the elves of the Mission Committee will make sure they get to the Worship Center for the 15th of December.
Thank you in advance for opening your hearts and wallets to the needy children in our community.
Lakeview United Methodist Church DONATED 450 Turkeys to Valley View Food Bank for their Thanksgiving Boxes to be distributed to those in need this year.
At the November 7 TNT, Jesse Ramirez, the Director and Founder of Valley View Food Bank was presented a check for $2,925 by Sally Newell, the representative from the Missions and Outreach Committee to the Food Bank. Betty Stewart, the Chairwoman of Missions and Outreach, presented him a paper Turkey with the Number 450 on it, for his desk, representing the number of turkeys LUMC donated.
Originally LUMC planned on $5 per turkey in their Turkey Fund Drive this year. At the end of October, they found out the price had increased to $6.50 per turkey and the number of families the Food Bank was helping increased from 300 to 900. The LUMC congregation rose to the need of those less fortunate and dug deep and supplied the funds to buy 450 turkeys. LUMC bought half of the turkeys needed for Valley View Food Bank this year. Congratulations to the LUMC congregation for a job well done!