Jul 6 2017
Christmas in August
Christmas in August is a ready-made missions involvement opportunity! Go to www.wmu.org and in Search box type “Christmas in August.” You’ll find lists of supplies missionaries have requested to help their work. Complete with mailing addresses, the project is an easy way to emphasize missions and involve everyone in your church.
Wrap an open-top box with Christmas wrapping paper and place it in a central location. Make copies of the list of the missionary you’ve chosen and distribute them via the church bulletin or a display featuring the project. Set a collection date and mail the unwrapped items. Be sure to budget for the package postage (ask for donations to cover that cost if there is no budget).
Help your church learn about the history of Christmas in August by using the information WMU provides online. Verbal announcements during worship services can create excitement in participating in something that will enable missionaries to teach children and students about God’s love and His Son Jesus.