GIVE THE GIFT OF JESUS
With every gift there’s a story to tell. And giving the gift of Jesus carries with it a story that can last forever. Your act of loving-kindness will not only positively influence who you give to, but also those who hear about it.
So as God leads you to give this Christmas, please share your giving story, too! Write your story on one of the tags provided at the Giving Trees all around Harvester, so others can read it and be inspired to write their own story. We’ll also post many of the stories on this website as well as on social media.
Take baked goods or a meal to fire station. Talk with the fire fighters and pray with them when you deliver it.
Cottleville Fire Protection District station 1
1385 Motherhead Road
Cottleville Fire Protection
6310 Weldon Spring Pkwy
Central County Fire and Rescue
O’Fallon Fire protection district House #5
O’ Fallon Fire Department Fire Station
Lincoln County Fire Protection District
700 East Cherry Street, Troy Mo
- Nursing Homes
Have a family game night, sing along, etc. at a local nursing home. Play or sing with any residents who might want to join in. Ask the staff to invite the residents who may not get as many visitors is a great idea.
Villages of St. Peters
5400 Executive Centre Parkway, Saint Peters, MO 63376
Lutheran Senior Services At Breeze Park
600 Breeze Park Drive, Saint Charles, MO 63304
Garden View Care Center,
700 Garden Path, O Fallon, MO 63366
Mount Carmel Senior Living
206 North Main Street, O’ Fallon, MO 63366
Mount Carmel Senior Living – St Charles, Llc
723 First Capitol Drive, Saint Charles, MO 63301
NHC Healthcare, St. Charles
35 Sugar Maple Lane, Saint Charles, MO 63303
Sugar Creek Assisted Living Facility, Troy Mo
161 Professional Pkwy
Phone: 636-587- 0898
Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab
1145 Cherry Street
Take a cold cut tray or baked goods to an ICU waiting room. Use them as an ice breaker to listen to and pray with the families in there.
Call the children’s ward at the hospital and ask if there is a family there that could use meals, encouragement or visits at the hospital. Bring them food, stop in to pray or just visit.
St. Charles | St. Louis
Barnes St. Peters
10 Hospital Dr, St Peters, MO 63376
SSM St. Charles
300 1st Capitol Drive, St. Charles Mo 63301
SSM Lake St. Louis
100 Medical Plaza , Lake St. Louis Mo 63367
Progress West O’Fallon Mo
2 Progress Point Pkwy, O’Fallon, Mo 63368
Cardinal Glennon Children’s hospital
1465 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis Mo 63104
Mercy and Mercy Children’s Hospital
615 S. New Ballas Rd. St. Louis, Mo 63141
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 N New Ballas Rd. St. Louis, Mo 63131
Mercy Lincoln County
1000 E. Cherry Street, Troy Mo
- Crisis Nursery
Ask if you can adopt a family for Christmas.
Provide them with gift cards for food/gifts, offer to cook a meal at the nursery for one night. Or take on a project as a Life Group of painting or repair maintenance.
Ask if you can provide Holiday wish list items for the nursery.
- Thank your Trash or Mail Person
Tape a note to your trash can or mailbox thanking your trash or mail person.
Pray for them that day.
- Dedicate a day to noticing others
Dedicate a day to noticing others by saying hello, holding doors, letting people over in traffic, thanking those who serve you, praying for people that you encounter, letting people go first, etc. – then talk about your experiences from that day as a family that night.
Instead of giving money to someone who is homeless or begging, take them food and sit down with them for a meal together or take them to a fast food restaurant to share a meal. Ask them about their story.
Take muffins to your child’s school one morning for the teachers and staff. Spend time talking with them as you give them out and ask them how you can pray for them that day.
Ask teacher if there is a specific need for the classroom that the district doesn’t supply.