Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Christmas Is About Generosity

This Christmas we are encouraging our church community to make time to serve others in our Langley community. We have connected with the organizations we served last year during the Christmas season and each one is thrilled to have our support again this year. Below are the service opportunities you can take advantage of.

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Langley Child Development Centre's Breakfast with Santa 

Saturday, December 2nd

Come and help these special children and their families celebrate Christmas. Our role is to help families as they get their food and bring it to the table. There are 2 shifts available 8:15am to 12:15pm and 10:15am to 2:30 pm, which will cover 3 seatings. Children 8 and over are welcome to join their parents. We have also been asked to provide a small group of singers/musicians to bring Christmas cheer through song! These shifts will be 8:15am to 10:15 am and 12:20 pm to 2:30 pm. In addition, hands are needed Tuesday, Nov 28 to Friday, Dec 1, during office hours, to help with sorting and wrapping gifts. Volunteer Coordinator: Jenn Obrecht

 

Langley Special Olympics Christmas Dinner & Dance 

Saturday, December 2nd

Come and help serve a Christmas meal to our local Special Olympians, their families and those who volunteer for them all year! Arrive at 5:30 pm and stay for as long as the festivites last. This was a big hit last year and our help was much appreciated. You might even score a dance with one of our Olympians! Space limited. Volunteer Coordinator: Marsha Wilson. 

 

Magic of Christmas Festival: Carol Singing

Saturday, December 2nd, 6:45-7:45pm

We have been invited to sing Christmas carols at Langley City’s “Magic of Christmas” Festival. We will be singing carols 20 minutes before the Christmas tree lighting (7:10pm) and again for 20 minutes afterwards. A great opportunity for families, Life Groups and friends to serve together.  Volunteer Coordinator: Janet Bennett

 

Carol Service at Simpson Manor 

Sunday, December 3rd

This is a long-standing tradition for LWC. Come and bless these precious seniors with songs of the season! Families welcome. Volunteer Coordinator: Helen Schmale

 

Salvation Army Christmas Kettles

Saturday, December 9th and 16th

5 shifts per day, per location. Save On Foods, Walnut Grove on both dates, and Independent Store, Willoughby on Saturday, December 16th. It’s more fun to do this with a group of people, so gather your family, friends or Life Group and come out to serve. Guitars and Christmas songs are welcomed!

Volunteer Coordinator: Lynn Gettel

 

Christmas Hampers 

Mid-December

Every year LWC provides Christmas Hampers to those in our community that have need. Along with our Life Groups, we would like to provide an opportunity for others to be involved. So, whether you can provide an entire hamper or be connected with others to prepare one, please be sure to get involved. A great opportunity for families too! Volunteer Coordinator: Tara Brayton

 

Gateway of Hope Christmas Lunch

Friday, December 15th | Monday, December 18th

Help serve a full Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings, to the homeless right here in Langley on December 18th. This is a great opportunity to expose your older children (10 yrs+) to serving those in need. Help is needed in the kitchen to prep for the lunch on Friday, December 15th. Volunteer Coordinator: Annika Janssens

 

Ishtar Transition Housing Society Christmas Store

Wednesday, December 20th, 3-8p | Thursday, December 21st, 3-7p

Please come and help children and their mothers “shop” for Christmas gifts for one another, in the free store facilitated by Ishtar Transition Housing Society. Ishtar serves women and their children who have fled domestic violence and require a safe place to stay. Help is needed with a variety of tasks including gift wrapping, organizing the store, guiding the children through the gift selection process, offering refreshments, and general child care. Shifts can be worked out if necessary.

Special note: Due to the backgrounds of these women and children this service opportunity is only available to women.

Volunteer Coordinator: Shelley Janzen