#GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
You can show your generosity in a variety of ways during Giving Tuesday—everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts!
- Give your time and talent
We are always looking for volunteers! Consider helping out on Sunday mornings with the connections or production teams (welcome ministry, lights, sound, broadcasting) or with the set-up and tear-down teams. If you have a heart for pointing kids, youth or young adults toward Jesus, consider joining one of our ministries for the next generation! We also have a care team and a missions team who are open for new volunteers. If you’re artistic or love the arts, you may be able to contribute on our social media team or join the creative team!
- Give your voice
Petition God for those around you who need his healing, comfort, strength, or wisdom. Pray for those on the way to God, that they would come to know the love of the Father.
- Give goods
Consider giving a bit early by preparing a shoebox or two for Operation Christmas Child! For ideas on what to pack, check out these suggestions. If you are unable to put together a physical shoebox, you can pack one online at www.PackABox.ca!
Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the first or second services on Sunday Nov 14 & 21 OR delivered directly to the COTR building (2149 Upper James) at the following dates & times:
Mon Nov 15 @ 10am-12pm
Tue Nov 16 @ 1pm-3pm
Wed Nov 17 @ 10am-1pm & 7pm-9pm
Thu Nov 18 @ 10am-1pm
Fri Nov 19 @ 10am-12pm
Sat Nov 20 @ 3pm-5pm
Sun Nov 21 @ 1pm-4pm
If you prefer to give after Nov 21, you can donate much-needed holiday items to Mission Services in Hamilton (see their current list of needs)!
- Give gratitude and kindness
Take some time to be intentionally kind to those in your circle of influence. Write a thank-you note to a co-worker; prepare and deliver a meal for a friend; offer to babysit for someone with young kids or ask God how he wants you to be kind and to whom!