Sharing our Gifts
1 Corinthians 12:31 “But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.”
The colder weather and snow this past week means there is no denying that winter has begun and with it, the holiday season. Retailers are advertising their best sales, stores are decorated in red and green, and our favourite holiday foods are finding their way to grocery store shelves. But, with ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ comes requests for help for those in our community who are not able to buy special holiday treats and gifts for themselves and their families. My Sister’s Place, SHIFT: Alliston Out of the Cold, the Rotary Club, and the Good Shepherd Food Bank are just a few local organizations who need our help. Individuals, community groups, and churches have the ability and opportunity to share their gifts this year, so please reach out and help as you are able.
Our Sunday worship service will be focusing on the work of The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s service branch called Presbyterians Sharing. Gifts from congregations across Canada support the work and mission of the church in local communities, national initiatives, and partnerships throughout the world. Together, we build strong congregations, serve vulnerable people, walk with Indigenous people, seek justice, and share God’s love around the world.