Gift Giving

• Do you really want another “thing” for Christmas?
• Is there someone you want to remember with a gift, but they’re hard to shop for?
• What do you give the person who already has everything?
• Is gift giving at Christmas losing its sense of meaning?
• Want to try something different this year?

Sembrando  “Sowing seeds for the future
is a ministry of hope accompanying families in Peru. For a $10 donation (you can give this through our giving kiosk for churches) (checks made out to Christ the King with Peru in the memo), you can give a Sembrando Ornament this holiday season and know you are part of this important ministry our congregation shares with Lutherans in Peru. Mustard seed ornaments will be available for purchase in the narthex and church office during December.

Lutheran World Relief
LWR is rated at the TOP of relief organizations! Affirming God’s love for all people, LWR works with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.

ELCA Good Gifts  (search Good Gifts)
ELCA Good Gifts to combat hunger which include agriculture, women and children, training and education, health care, hunger at home, water, God’s Global Barnyard, and Stand With Africa, all representing the integrated and sustainable efforts funded by the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. These gifts make a life-saving and life-changing difference around the world and close to home. You may also pick up an ELCA Good Gifts catalog in the narthex.

 Church World Service
An especially fun site for involving children in alternative giving! Click on different areas of the village map for an audio guide to various ways to give. You may also send an E-card to the gift honoree.

Heifer International
Heifer uses donations to provide livestock and training to underprivileged people around the world.  Each family that receives an animal agrees to give one of the their animal’s offspring to another family, passing on the gift.

Faithful Gift-Giving for your little ones
This Christmas, do you really want to purchase another toy for your little one’s overflowing toy collection or give that loved teen another gift certificate that might get lost in the shuffle?
Why not give a gift that lets you tell them in words and action how much you love Christ’s church? The ELCA Mission Investment Fund offers MissionFuture4Kidz investments for children under age 16, with a minimum investment of $50. The investment matures, with interest, when the child turns 18. For more info, visit the Fund’s web site or call the Fund toll free at 1-877-886-3522

Or even easier….contribute to our December Mission Offering which benefits the ELCA World Hunger Appeal and pick up “gift of hope” cards in the narthex to give to your loved ones for Christmas.