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ISI Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Join the Christmas Choirs
December 4-24, 2017
Serve at a Navajo Christmas
Saturday, December 9 or 17, 2017

The Christmas Store


The Christmas Store is a means to an end. Oh, that it may be a vehicle for the gospel to be shared!

The Christmas Store serves Albuquerque and the Navajo Reservation near us through providing for respective communities. By helping parents to get gifts for their children at Christmas, we cultivate relationships in order to share the gospel.

When you purchase a gift this year for The Christmas Store, pray that it will become an opportunity toward sharing the gospel with a family. The buying of gifts puts you in a sender position in this mission. While some will be senders only by buying gifts, others will "go" and be on the field at the Christmas stores, or follow up with those that show an interest to meet again or visit DSC.

How it works
We have approximately 600 items to purchase as a church body this year. Christmas trees will be up with tags listing needed items through the month of November. Please consider taking 3-4 tags per family. The gifts range from $10.00 - $15.00. Bring the item back, unwrapped and with the tag taped on it, so we will know which ministry/church it is to go to. Deposit the item in the box that matches the tag by Sunday, December 4.

We will need help in serving as a volunteer at The Christmas Stores.

DSC Christmas Store, Albuquerque, NM
The DSC Store will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016. You can sign up to be on the Set Up Team (for Friday morning December 9th), a General Volunteer (greeting/registration, gift wrapping, children's activities or Gift Store), or as a Host (walking the parent(s) through the store process, conversing with them and offering to pray with them). To help this store sign up here:

DSC Christmas Store, Albuquerque, NM

Good News Church, Houck, AZ
Another store will be held on the Navajo Reservation at the Good News Church (Houck, AZ just passed Gallup, NM) on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The team will leave at 6:00 AM and will not return until about 5:00 PM. This Christmas Store will run similar to the one held at DSC. Sign-ups for this store are only shown as General Volunteer since everyone will serve where there is need. To help this store sign up here:

Good News Church, Houck, AZ

Cedar Hill Church, Counselor, NM
The last store event at the Navajo reservation is at Cedar Hill Church in Counselor, NM (near Cuba, NM). This event is actually a "Community Christmas" on Sunday, December 18, 2016. For this Community Christmas there is a church-wide meal, where the Cedar Hill congregation invites unchurched families to eat, listen to the story of Christmas and the Gospel, and every family will receive items that are purchased by us from the tags on the trees. To help this store sign up here:

Cedar Hill Church, Counselor, NM

You can sign up online or at one of the kiosks in the foyer to help serve. For more information, please email Alicia Whitacre or call the church at 505.797.8700.