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Christmas Events & Christmas Dinner at The Mission

The Mission at 21015 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD is a faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in the community in need. This week leading up to Christmas, The Mission is having a week filled with Christmas events and Christmas dinner. There are few, if any other places that we know of in St Mary’s County that offer a free meal on Christmas Day to those people who have no place else to go.
The Mission is in need of a few items for their Christmas Dinner and still have a few spots open for volunteers from 3:00 – 6:00 pm to help with food service and clean up.
Needed items:
10 lbs butter                                            Salads
5 lbs oranges                                           Pies
1 gallon whole milk                                Desserts
15 quarts chicken broth                        Cookies
5 lbs sweet onions                                  Cooked corn (fresh or frozen)
Dinner rolls
Anyone wishing to help volunteer or provide supplies, please contact Brenda Myers at 760-902-8648. 
Christmas Week Events: 
Dec 18th – Christmas wrapping and pizza party
Beginning at 5 pm–wrapping party for the community Christmas party on Dec 19th. 70 children are signed up and have been invited to the Christmas Party to learn the true meaning of Christmas and receive gifts to be opened on Christmas Day.
Dec 19th –  Christmas Party
The party is from 12 – 5 pm for the 70 kids invited.  They are still looking for a Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves with their own costumes for that day.  Additionally, last year the kids had a great time doing simple crafts, activities and riding around the block in a fire engine. If you can help out in any way or have suggestions to make this a memorable party for the children as they learn the true meaning of Christmas, please contact Brenda Myers.  A donation of finger foods and desserts for the kids to enjoy would be greatly appreciated.  
Dec 19th – 24th – Christmas Turkey Dinner Distribution with Mike’s Bikes
Dec 24th – Preliminary Set Up for Christmas Day Dinner
Final night of Mike’s Bikes Turkey Dinner distribution.
Dec 25th – Christmas Day Dinner for everyone!!  
Serving 12 noon until 5:00 pm; then cleaning up of The Mission and putting it back together
21015 Great Mills Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Join us for great food & fellowship!!
Everyone is welcome!!
In God’s love, 
Brenda Myers
The Mission

A Christmas Giving Opportunity with Mike’s Bikes Food Drive

Can you imagine NOT having Christmas dinner this year?
For over 1500 families in St. Mary’s Country this is a reality.

You can change this and make a huge difference!  With a donation of only $20.00, we will supply a local family in need with:

  • A 10-pound turkey,
  • 10 pounds of potatoes
  • and canned goods for a traditional Christmas dinner.
We need cash, food, and helpers!
To make a donation or to volunteer, please call 301-863-7887.
Or send a check to: Mike’s Food Fund
21310C Great Mills Road
Lexington Park, Md 20653
Merry Christmas!
Mike
(from Mike’s Bikes – Great Mills Road)

The Season of Advent

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Advent is a time of preparation and leaning into the promises of God.  Many of the promises of God are fulfilled in us through Jesus and the Christmas story.  For ages, these events were foretold and the prophets pointed to their coming.  In Advent, we too hear the prophets words and prepare ourselves for the unfolding of what God is doing through Jesus and in our lives today.
Each Sunday we light the Advent Wreath with one additional candle until Christmas comes; we sing about the coming of the Messiah and prepare ourselves to receive the gift that Jesus is for those who believe.  Join us at 8:45 and 11 am as we journey through Advent together in the coming month.
Here are some ways to make room in your life to receive Jesus:
  • The Angel Tree is set up in the entryway and you to can brighten the life of a child who will receive very little this Christmas.
  • Through Carver Elementary’s “Holiday Helping Hands” event, we are making a difference in the lives of needy families with school age children. Join us as we continue our “Carver Connection” partnership throughout the season.
  • Come to a Wednesday Advent Meal (5:30 pm beginning Dec 2nd) and stay for Evening Vespers from 6:30 to 7 pm.
  • Decide to be a blessing to a neighbor near you and watch for God’s invitation to make a difference in their life.
  • Add a few minutes of prayer to your day…offer thanks and begin listening for God’s nudge in your life.
We hope your Advent time unfolds into a beautiful experience of Christmas.