Learning, Loving, Worshiping, Praying, Serving and Inviting
Christmas is the time of year when people get together to give and share – presents; attention; service; time – and above all, love. Yet, what does that look like when we are separated from our whanau by distance – physically or emotionally? How do we give & share when we are on our own?
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Matthew 25 v 35-36
Here at St Peters, we open our arms and our doors to our community offering a Christmas Dinner – FREE. All are welcome; families large and small, those on their own and those without a home.
We provide Christmas Dinner to show families, neighbours and our community how with team work we can bring laughter, joy and peace to what could be an otherwise lonely time.
We provide Christmas dinner as an opportunity to explain what the nativity scene means, who the angels sang about and how the star is involved in telling the greatest ever life-changing tale!
The whole event is pulled off by a team of volunteers – from putting up the decorations and tree through to vacuuming the auditorium and removing the rubbish. These volunteers are willing to sacrifice their time to serve God and the mission of our church
Helping people find, follow and know Jesus.
This mission relies on our whole church whanau supporting, donating, volunteering and praying. We want to bless everyone who attends the Free Community Christmas Dinner. We pray that through our service all who are involved would see a glimpse of how Jesus loves us.