To share a practical expression of God’s love we are once again preparing hampers to be given to people in our local community. God has continued to burden our hearts with a vision for a wider sharing of this gift and to once again include a hamper for each household at the Aspley Acres Caravan Park along with those nominated within our Bridgey Community, Bridgecare, local chaplaincy, dhiiyaan, and refugee communities… This means we will be creating 750 hampers to bless others.
A huge task, but also a huge opportunity! We are excited because this is something we can all be a part of, and for a small investment, pass on an incredible blessing!
So how can you be involved? Check out below…
SPONSOR A HAMPER: Cash donations are being taken now…
* Each hamper has an approximate value of $40, perhaps you might like to sponsor a hamper or two…
* We know time is a premium for many people, so we are happy to do the shopping for you!!
* If you like to make a financial contribution towards the hampers you are able to do so at any time, from now right up to Thanksgiving Sunday on 26th November. Simply label any gifts “Christmas Hampers”.
DONATIONS OF FOOD
On Thanksgiving Sunday 25th November, it would be great if everyone could bring along items of food or donations of money (toward the purchase of food) that can be included in a hamper. Please ensure food items are non-perishable and that the expiry date extends past January 2019.
SORTING & PACKING
Thanksgiving Sunday also provides us with a fantastic opportunity to join together following the 6:30pm service (8pm) to sort the goods donated. We encourage you to come along and participate in this exciting time!
We are awaiting the delivery of some bulk ordered stock on Monday 26th November and would love some help with the collection and unpacking of these goods. Please meet the team at 10am at the Main Auditorium for instructions.
Tuesday 27th November is the day you do not want to miss as we pack all 750 hampers ready for delivery. Meet at 9am within the Main Auditorium
ASPLEY CARAVAN PARK HAMPER DELIVERY
As a church we have an awesome opportunity to bless the residents at the Aspley Acers Caravan Park with Christmas hampers this year. We are meeting here at Bridgeman at 3pm on Thursday 29th November before transporting and hand delivering these hampers to the residents. We would love your help in spreading the love of Jesus into this community yet do request that this delivery be for Teenagers and Adults rather than young children as this activity involves carrying and walking longer distances.
HAMPER SHOPPING LIST
To help with your shopping, this is the list of items we need…
750 x Boxes of Cereal
750 x Packets of Biscuits (Sweet or Savoury)
750 x Tinned Ham
750 x Tinned Christmas Pudding
750 x Packets of either Chips/Nuts/Lollies
750 x Bottle of Soft Drink or Juice
750 x Long Life Custard
750 x Long Life Milk
750 x Milo
750 x Packets of either Pasta/Rice
750 x Pasta Sauce (any type of jar that can be made into a meal)
750 x Coffee or tea bags
Hamper nominations for 2018 have now unfortunately closed.
379 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs, 4035
October 26 – November 25, 2018