A Festive Christmas Dinner
and More for Our Homeless Guests
For those experiencing homelessness, Christmas can be a painful reminder of separation from family separation from family, poverty and failure. That is why on December 13-15, 2018, we are hosting Show Some Love, a weekend intended to boost the emotional health of hungry and hurting neighbors and to encourage men to enter one of the Mission’s training programs. If we show that we care about them, we believe they will learn to care about themselves.
December 13 at 7:00 pm:
Capital City Symphony performs an inspiring Christmas concert
December 14, starting at 1:00 pm:
First men enjoy makeovers with haircuts, shaves, manicures and fresh clothes from the Mission Haberdashery. Then the Mission serves an elegant dinner with live music and a special appearance by popular Christian comedian E-Boogie.
December 15 at 10:00 am:
An onsite health fair sponsored offers free medical testing and information for those who may not have access to any other health care.
We would be thrilled if you would join Cassaday & Company, Inc., the premier sponsor, to make this weekend a special memory for those who might otherwise be forgotten. Here’s how you can help:
Purchase presents for the gift bags (e.g., fast-food gift cards, wristwatches, portable hot/cold bottles, inspirational items, quality chocolate candy, sunglasses, men’s magazines, etc.). You may see the gift registry at Target and Amazon under the name “Central Union Mission” for gift suggestions.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas. We wish you a Merry Christmas! ♦ $10,000 – Donate Now.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: This will make it very merry. ♦ $5,000 – Donate Now.
Joy to the World: Here’s some money to help. ♦ $2,500 – Donate Now.
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas: I want to help it look like that for ALL our neighbors. ♦ $1,000 – Donate Now.
Do You Hear What I Hear?: I hear it’s Christmas, and I want to ensure all are invited. ♦ $500 – Donate Now.
I’ll be Home for Christmas: So have fun on my tab. ♦ $250 – Donate Now.
Go Tell it on the Mountain: Tell it to me later, because I wish I could be there. ♦ $100 – Donate Now.
You can sponsor a barber for the afternoon so guests can be refreshed. ♦ $250 – Donate Now.
You can sponsor mental health support to encourage one homeless guest. ♦ $100 – Donate Now.
You can sponsor one homeless man to enjoy a memorable night for a ♦ $50 – Donate Now.
You can sponsor a haircut and beard trim for one man as your gift for a ♦ $25 – Donate Now.
Special Prayers for the men in the shelter and programs during the Holiday Season:
Pray that relationships will be resorted during this season.
Pray that the men will know that God has not forgotten them.
Pray that the men will stay steadfast in their faith.
Pray for those who are afraid and hopeless.
Pray that their hearts will be filled with hope for the future.
Pray for power to wrestle personal demons.
Pray that they will have freedom from addiction, illness and misery,
Pray that the kindness of others bring lasting benefits.
Pray that everyone will show these men the love of Christ during this season.
The heart of the Mission is serving the hidden homeless and hungry in our city, one life at a time. Your partnership helps us put into practice 1 John 3:8 (NLT): “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”
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