Our God is on mission. At Union Center, we seek to join God in what he is doing, where he is doing it. God is working in and through Maine Memorial Elementary. Therefore, we seek to join him there, showing up to be his hands, his feet, his presence so that people might experience the love and grace of God through us.
In this season, showing up to join God involves the filling of shoeboxes and delivering them on a day that we play board games in every classroom for 30-45 minutes. Our showing up with gifts not only provides much needed items such as books, hats, and gloves, but helps students to experience the generosity of God. Our spending of personal time with every student not only provides an opportunity to build important social and thinking skills but helps students to experience the loving attention of God. Our showing up helps the children of Maine Memorial know that God is real and that he sees and reaches out to them.
We invite you to join us on mission during this season. You can pick up a box(es) starting Sunday, November 26 and begin filling it making use of the Scholastic Book Fair which will open the same day. You can also sign up to be part of God’s presence on the week of December 18. For more information, please email us at email@example.com.
Christmas Shoppe: Sundays, December 3rd-17th after each service
The Christmas Shoppe is an experience that our 55 Alive ministry sponsors each year to help us care for each other. Throughout the year they invite people in their ministry to generously gather new or like-new items so that they might provide them for free to folks in our church family who might need them during the Christmas season. So head down the hallway to the right, at the end of Main Street, and see if some of the items in the Christmas Shoppe might benefit or bless you or someone you love.
The Christmas Shoppe will be open for all adults, students, and children, after each service.