New Covenant Church Community Christmas Outreach

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Bryan Hudson 2 Comments

This year, we are looking forward to our 18th annual Community Christmas Outreach December 15-19. For the first time in 17 years, we are not having a banquet and Christmas program. This year we decided to use our resources, including a small grant from Lilly Endowment, to create custom gift boxes to distribute directly to needy families here in Indianapolis.

Our share team, under the direction of Candase Cornett, contacted several agencies around our community to identify families and individuals in need. Our team then made contact with each family or individual to determine what type of gifts or food they would need or want. It was our goal to try to create customized boxes for every family and individual, rather than doing one type of box with all the same items for every family.

Even though our outreach is small in comparison to others, it is no less heartfelt. We look forward to sharing both the gift boxes and the Gospel of Jesus with families that we visit next week!

Below is a brief video showing some of the highlights of the gift box preparation that was done on Wednesday, December 10. I'll share some video and images of the distribution later.

Thanks to our New Covenant Church family for sharing the love of Christ!


  1. Great job capturing our love for the community!

  2. What a blessing to see a ministry exemplify this type of insight and sensitivity. With the economy the way it is, I can see the help given and respect the dignity preserved among the people. Thanks for this example to the Body of Christ.