The Giving Depot is Here!

You’ve probably noticed the many Christmas trees that have been added to the main lobby, the colorful tables, and the dozens of GFCers milling around the West Hallway over the last few weeks. These are telltale signs that the 11th annual Giving Depot has arrived! During this seasonal program, our church family shares God’s love with families in need by stocking The Giving Depot store with Christmas gifts. Children involved with local community partner Rise Up! Ministries, and Mountain View Elementary then have the chance to “buy” gifts for friends and family on Saturday, December 9th, with Giving Bucks they have earned throughout the year. Our goal is to help instill the value of generosity in all those who participate, expressed in Jesus’ words, “it is better to give than to receive.” Check out the video below for a taste of what The Giving Depot is all about.

A Rise Up! staff member says, “I have been involved with this event since its inception… I will never forget the beginning of all of this! The Giving Depot is magical in every sense of the word. It must be seen, heard, tasted, and felt. There are not enough words to adequately tell another to describe it.” We hope you will join us in reflecting the love and generosity of God, and it is our prayer that you will experience Him more fully this season as a result!