Foster children's party | Bring joy to children each Christmas at our annual Christmas party for the Methodist Children's Home foster children. You can get involved by either helping with the party, purchasing gifts for the children or by making a monetary donation. Our annual party will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in Pirtle Hall.
Christmas Joy | Join us in the Marvin Gym from Dec. 13-15 as we invite parents to come and pick out a new gifts and stockings for their children. We will need lots and lots of new unwrapped toys/gifts (valued between $10 and $20) and many helpers to spread Christmas joy. Two-hour volunteer shifts include being a general helper, shopper, stocker, greeter or gift wrapper. We will also have needs for set up and take down.
Hiway 80 Christmas card parties | Marvin will sponsor Christmas Card Parties on Thursday, Dec. 6, for Gateway to Hope (10-11:30 a.m.) and Triumph Village (3-4:30 p.m.). Each party will feature food, music, a devotional, games, a visit from Santa and an opportunity for attendees to send Christmas cards to family and loved ones.
Hiway 80 Christmas event in Longview | Marvin Church will have a “ready to man” booth at the Hiway 80 Family Christmas Event on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Maude Cobb Event Center in Longview. This is a joint event for the Longview and Tyler outreach programs.
Warm blankets for people in need | In December you can drop off a new blanket at one of the blanket trees around the church or give $20 for a blanket or poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one.
Holiday Serve Nights | Join our Missions Serve Nights at 6 p.m. in Pirtle Hall.
- Nov. 20 | Fill handmade stockings to be distributed at Christmas Joy.
- Dec. 18 | Assemble gifts of love to be distributed to people staying at the Salvation Army on Christmas day.
Santa for Missions | Have Santa visit your family, business or group! Proceeds benefit the Bethesda Pediatric Clinics. Contact Mary Gammell (903.561.7119) to schedule your visit.