This Sunday Dwell's children's ministry, Oasis, will be offering gift bags for all the children it serves, with fun and spiritually enriching materials for Christmas. The bags will be tailored to the child's age (toddlers through 5th grade), and will include toys, crafts, a Bible lesson, and prayer packet for families to use together.
Oasis Director Jeff Risley says they're doing this to connect with kids and provide an avenue for them to do something with their parents that's spiritually beneficial and fun. "On the fun side, we're including coloring books, stuffed animals, and a 'build your own' gingerbread house, as well as different toys for older students. On the spiritual side of things, each packet has a Christmas lesson and prayer requests for our global partners." He says they hope families integrate prayer for our missionaries and global partners this holiday season, with the goal of continuing those prayers throughout 2021.
The bags will be available for drive-through pick-up (from staff in masks and gloves) this Sunday, December 13th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Dwell's Main Campus entrance (1390 Community Park Dr., 43229). Your family can drive up and request your child's age-specific bag. If you can't make it then, you can set up a time the following week (Dec. 14th-18th) to pick up a gift bag at the main office--email Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff says these bags come with much love and care from the Oasis ministry. "We wanted families to know that we are thinking of them, care about them, and are praying for them. We miss serving them in person, and look forward to having them back at CT, Discipleship Cafe, HOP, Parent Meeting and the after CT Playgrounds."