Each winter, as we celebrate God’s greatest gift to the world, Cross View invites members and friends to change up Christmas by changing lives! The goal of our annual Redeeming Christmas emphasis is to make difference in the lives of others.
In 2015, we partnered with and helped purchase dental equipment for the Tenwek Dental Clinic in Kenya, Africa. This equipment will be used to relieve pain and even to save lives. Over $100,000 was raised, coming through the personal sacrifice of many people. Our Sunday school children raised money for toothbrushes. There were bake sales and crafts sales. There were small gifts and large gifts. Everyone chipped in to make a difference as they were able. For many, it was a tranformative experience.
In 2016, Cross View members and friends were encouraged to give of time and talent in the name of Jesus and for the sake of others. We adopted a veteran, caroled to the MN Veterans Home, volunteered for our Children's Nativity, packed meals at Feed My Starving Children, rang bells for the Salvation Army, offered free dental services, and helped others in numerous ways, both big and small. Click here to read about some of those service projects.
Check back in this fall to see what our 2017 Redeeming Christmas focus will look like!