The Gift of a Child Can Change the World
We hope you and your family will find this booklet a helpful pathway to engaging in life at Christ Church this season. Not sure where to start? Explore the family engagement guide. Follow along with the Advent calendar and come check out the events you find there. Remember: the warmth of a personal invitation is a precious gift in itself! We also invite you to peruse the mission projects in the following pages and consider giving to support the work of our partners and the Food Pantry. As you read about the many needs of people around the globe, we pray you will be inspired by the opportunity to show Christ’s love and care to those in need—and follow the example set by His self-sacrificial love.
Building Family Traditions
Our habits and customs have the potential to shape how we view the world, our neighbors, our family and God. Advent offers us a unique opportunity to continue traditions or begin new ones, drawing us closer to one another and Jesus.
We’re hoping that gatherings like the Oh What Fun! Christmas Party and the giving opportunities you can find in the Oh What Fun! Christmas Catalog will become a transformational tradition for you and your family. In the catalog, you’ll also find a simple Advent calendar inviting your kids or grandkids to engage in the story of Christmas and easy activities demonstrating how the gift of a child can change the world!
Oh What Fun! Christmas Party
December 3 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook
Get ready for a fun-filled family Christmas experience! We’re putting together everything you’ll want to make meaningful memories with your kids this season. We’ll have a Christmas train, cookie decorating, crafts, photo stations, music, bouncy houses, and wrap Christmas gifts for under-resourced children.
Everyone is welcome–no reservation or admission fee required. However, if you’d like to mark your calendar and help us get an idea of how many to prepare for, optional registration is available through EventBrite, here. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sign up to help at the party! Volunteers needed for 1–2 hour shifts.