Archive for November 6, 2013


Nov 6

Christmas (Store) is Coming!

Christmas Store logo 2013

Christmas Store is Coming!  The Christmas Store is our winter local outreach to Albuquerque and the Navajo Reservation. Families at DSC purchase all sorts of gifts for families that have difficulty providing gifts to their children.  Then we set up stores for parents of the community to buy gifts for penny’s on the dollar, all the while praying for opportunities for them to hear about the true gift of Christ that Christmas brings.

The stores this year include two on the Navajo Reservation, one at East Central Ministries (ECM), one at Juntos, and our third store here at DSC.  At the ECM, Juntos, and Rez stores, our goal is to serve these ministries/churches as they serve the people of their community.  Our goal is to be in the background as they minister to and seek to build friendship with folks needing to take advantage of the store.

For the store here at DSC, we seek to make friends in order to invite them to church, share the gospel, and make disciples.  We will be asking a few local elementary schools to give invitations to families they know are in need of some help this Christmas.  And it is our prayer that they will not only find inexpensive gifts for their kids, but also a friendly smile, a warm cup of coffee, and a potential friend who is willing to pray for them.

We need many people to pull this off.  Obviously we have a lot of gifts to purchase, but we also need folks willing to attend the stores.  We especially need folks willing to volunteer to walk people through the store here at DSC seeking to get to know the family some, offer to pray for them, and even extend an invitation to the Christmas Eve Service at DSC.

Trees with gift tags will be up in the foyer beginning November 10, along with sign ups to serve at the stores. The last day to bring gifts to the church will be December 8th. The DSC and Reservation stores are on Saturday, December 14. The Juntos store is on December 16, and the ECM store will be December 16-18. Let’s buy lots of gifts, make friends, and pray that God will help us make disciples.

To get your holiday and gift giving juices flowing, check out these promotional videos from Christmas Stores gone by:

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2012 Christmas Store Video

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2012 Christmas Store Video

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2010 Christmas Store Video

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2011 Christmas Store Video