A Piece of Christmas

It's been a long year.

Are you getting tired of juggling all those pieces in your head, your heart, and your to-do list? Are you longing for a piece of Christmas?

You know in your heart that a real piece of Christmas is having a peace of Christmas -- to be found like a child in a place of wonder, hope, and serenity.

You know also that a beautiful piece of Christmas is giving a peace of Christmas -- to pause from chasing for ourselves to making the world a better place for someone else.

On Saturday, December 1, 7:30pm, we want you to have a peace of Christmas through the timeless and hope-filled story of Christmas, and through our guests, Spirit Alive Chorale under the masterful direction of Tony Araujo. www.facebook.com/SpiritAliveChorale/

You will also have an opportunity to give a peace of Christmas through our fundraising support of International Justice Mission (IJM Canada) in their endeavour to "end slavery in our lifetime".

The tickets to this event are FREE. (***FREE tickets at Eventbrite.ca > search Immanuel, or at IBC’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/immanuelbcvancouver/). Invite your family and friends so that the true pieces of Christmas fall into place for you and yours, at this very special time of the year!

Operation Christmas Child

What goes in My shoebox?

Ideas include:

Soccer ball with pump. Stuffed animal. Toys (puppets, trucks, etc.). Doll (baby, Barbie, etc.). Musical instrument. Outfit. Shoes.

Other Suggestions:

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as toy cars, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

Accessories: T-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

Crafts: Make your own items such as hair bows, finger puppets, and friendship bracelets.

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.

Do Not Include:

Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

No time to pack your own shoebox?

You can Pack Shoeboxes Online in less than 5 minutes!

National Collection Week: November 12 - 18, 2018

Please drop your boxes off to the Fireside Room prior to the 18th.

PingPong Tuesday

PingPong Tuesday

Let’s “rally around” one another in a ping pong kind of way! Table tennis in our basement Fellowship Hall, on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month starting on October 16, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Invite your friends and join us for exercise and fun, or to just hang out! For more information, please contact Pastor Caleb or Wayne Yu.