Advent is many things: Reflection on Jesus’ birth.
We're shifting our focus from consumerism to the Christmas story of love, hope and redemption.
Part of the way that we celebrate Advent and the Christmas season at DCC is to focus less on the Christmas culture of consumerism, and more about the Christmas story of love, hope and redemption. We choose to give our time and share our resources with others, especially the most vulnerable in our communities. We hope to reflect the love and grace of Christ as we give of ourselves. Join us in this act of worship this season through celebrating Christmas, serving and sharing.
As a part of this year’s Advent season, we have the opportunity to collect Christmas gifts for our local elementary school partners. These stores will give families in need the opportunity to purchase (at a discounted rate) gifts for their other family members for Christmas this year, something that most of them would not otherwise be able to do.
Ways we can serve together:
- Stocking our Christmas stores with gifts
- Volunteering to work in our Christmas stores
Learn more by clicking your school below!
WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY (Sun Prairie) | Dec. 7
MENDOTA ELEMENTARY (Madison) | Dec. 11 & 13
NORTHSIDE MADISON CAMPUS (Madison) | Dec. 15
EAGLE POINT ELEMENTARY (DeForest) | No Store
While DeForest Campus will not be hosting their own store this year, families from Eagle Point Elementary will be invited and transported to Westside Elementary's store this holiday season. All donations to DeForest Campus will help stock the store at Westside.
DONATING TO THE STORES
If you are looking to donate gifts to stock our stores, click on your campus below for a list of recommended gifts that will be collected at your specific Door Creek site. Gifts will be collected at all campuses from Saturday, November 24 through Sunday, December 9.
Christmas is a season to celebrate the Savior, but it’s really easy to get distracted with all the busyness and "stuff" that comes along with the season. That’s why every year Door Creek Church makes a conscious decision to move away from the consumerism of Christmas and back to Jesus.
Door Creek Church takes a special offering every year to support our national and global partners and Door Creek Church ministries. This year, we will take that same offering on December 15/16. This Christmas Offering will support all of our partners around the world and will allow us to give grants to local organizations fighting to close the opportunity gap. Below is the list of this year's national and global partners: