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Welcome Fort Family to our annual Twelve Days of Serving.  We have compiled a list of 12 serving opportunities during the Christmas Season that you and your family may enjoy to take part in and in turn give back to others within our communities.  There is something for everyone to participate in, for all abilities and resources in giving of time and materials.  Most serving opportunities are complete in information, however we are still waiting on confirmation of details on one or two, if you are interested, still sign up for them and we will contact you with the additional information when it becomes available. 

Click on the link at the bottom of the page to register, or feel free to contact the church office at 604-888-7131 or office@flefc.org 

1) Mackies Place- Pie Delivery
         November 30, December 7, December 14, December 17 (all in the afternoon)               
Proof of Vaccination NOT required 

Mackie's Place was made to be a movement which mitigates the Nihilistic threat in our community.  Their mission is to bridge diverse communities. Break down barriers. Broaden perspectives. Build opportunities. Find belonging.  To be a movement motivated by radical love where youth at risk have the opportunity to become healthy individuals with connected families in hope filled communities.  
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The goal for their Pie Club is to grow our monthly giving in order to build financial sustainability into their ministry.
The at risk youth that Mackies Place works with develop life/employment skills by making the pies.


2) City Dream Center- Gift and Hamper Packing
        Dec 1 (morning), Dec 12 (morning or afternoon), Dec 13 (morning or afternoon)     Proof of Vaccination required  

Join the City Dream Centre in helping them facilitate their annual gift & hamper giving initiative to youth and community members in need.


3) Salvation Army Kettles
                   Dec 3 (evening) Dec 4 (afternoon) Dec 10 (evening) Dec 11 (afternoon)          Proof of Vaccination required  

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles is an essential initiative that helps support those in need in our community.  To help support this vital campaign, this year as part of our Twelve Days of Service, we have booked dates, times, and locations that we are responsible for providing volunteers for.


4) Community Baking and Delivery
              Sunday, December 5
(Baking Drop-off) Monday December 6 (Delivery in Morning)   Proof of Vaccination NOT required  

We would like to bless our neighbours at Fort Langley Elementary and our surrounding community by delivering coffee and Christmas baking.  If  you are able to provide baking, please drop it off  at the church on Sunday, December 5th from 9:30 to 12:00. We are hoping to have enough baking for 15 trays. We would also appreciate help in assembling the baking onto trays on the morning of the 6th, starting at 9am.  

5) New Hope Community Christmas Party
 Friday, December 10 (6:30 - 8:00pm) ~ Proof of Vaccination required  
 
New Hope is a Christian ministry that provides a home and community to newly immigrated families of different faiths to Canada.  Join us as we visit and decorate gingerbread together with the New Hope residents.  Families with children are perfect for this event.  Please only register the adults of your family so we know how many adults will be on hand for this event. 

6) Langley Food Bank Donations/Delivery
    December 12-17, Dec 19 (Sunday AM) (Donation Drop-Off) 
December 20
(Delivery) ~ Proof of Vaccination NOT required  

The Langley Food Bank is an essential service that provide food and comfort to so many in our community who are struggling to meet these basic needs.  The service that the Langley Food Bank provide has become more important and stretched than ever before.  Every year they release a list of what essentials they need to fulfill the needs of their recipients and their families. Please note that they also take grocery gift cards (gives them the most flexibility) to fill in the gaps of what supplies they maybe lacking. 


7) Mackie's Place, Christmas Party Clean-up
       Thursday, December 16 (7-9 PM) ~ Proof of Vaccination NOT required   

Mackie's Place was made to be a movement which mitigates the Nihilistic threat in our community.  Their mission is to bridge diverse communities. Break down barriers. Broaden perspectives. Build opportunities. Find belonging.  To be a movement motivated by radical love where youth at risk have the opportunity to become healthy individuals with connected families in hope filled communities.

Volunteers are needed to help with the cleanup from their Christmas Party on Dec 16. We need 5-6 people to help fill this need.


8) Spreading Christmas Cheer at Elim Village
 Saturday, December 18 (3:15PM) ~ Proof of Vaccination required  

Bring joy to the wonderful residents at Elim Village, retirement community with some visiting and some Christmas carol singing. Everyone is invited and children are "extra-invited!" 9025 160 Street, Langley


9) Adopt-A-Grandparent Visit- Fort Langley Senior's Community
   Sunday, December 19 (3-3:45pm) ~ Proof of Vaccination required  

There are a group of residents who won't get a visit from family or friends over Christmas.  Come "adopt" one for an evening and together we will pay them a visit with a modest present (ex. toiletries, snacks, books, slippers).  The Seniors Community will try to provide us with a list of needs for each resident shortly - to help with the individual's needs and likes. 


10) Gateway of Hope: Volunteer Relief
December 26-31  ~ Proof of Vaccination required  

The Gateway of Hope continues to be a vital organization, which is only able to function due to its committed volunteer base throughout the year.  Gateway would like to give those volunteers a break.  If you can help volunteer during the Christmas week of December 26 to 31st in any of their many roles, they would heartfully appreciate it. 


11) Encouraging the Church Family

We are encouraging people to reach out and remind those around them that they are appreciated and valued.  This could be a heartfelt note to someone close or a sincere note of thanks to someone who briefly passes through your day or week, who may not know how much they are valued.       


12) Hamper for a Fort Langley Elementary Family
By December 15

Every year we try to connect with the school next door and see if anyone has any particular needs they need met during this time of year.  This year, the school was delighted to have our help to give someone who they know is always giving to others, even in amidst their own needs. Pick a tag from the Christmas Tree in the foyer, and then purchase the item on the tag and bring it back to the church by December 15, so we can give the hamper to this family before school is out!          

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