Christmas time is a wonderful time of year. In particular, it is a wonderful time of year to serve to help people experience the goodness of God’s grace and love. As you know, people are more open during Christmas than any other time of the year to hear and receive the hope of Jesus Christ.
One of the ways New Life tries to seize those opportunities is by providing multiple different types of community events leading up to Christmas. And one way for New Lifers to seize those opportunities is by serving at those events as well as inviting friends and family to serve and attend with you! In this email are all the ways you can serve around the Chantilly campus this season.
You can view all our opportunities to serve on this webpage here. Here is a little more detail about each opportunities below!
Breakfast with Santa, 12/3 from 8:30-10:30am. Sign up by emailing here.
The Linton Hall Campus is kicking off December and the Christmas season with a delicious pancake breakfast at Piney Branch ES! There are a variety of ways you can serve.
Christmas Shop, 12/4 from 3-5pm! Sign up here.
Kids from a local under-resourced neighborhood come to the nZone and “shop” for (free) gifts for their parents. You can serve by being a greeter, an elf who walks the kids through, a gift wrapper, and more!
Photos with Santa, 12/5, 12/6, & 12/7 from 5:30-7:30pm! Sign up here.
We invite the community to the nZone for free, professional photos with Santa! This is a great opportunity to invite your friend, neighbor, coworker to come and bring their family. And while they’re here you can show them around your church that’s also a community center!
Journey to the King, an Interactive Nativity on 12/16, 12/17 & 12/18 from 5:30-8:30pm! Sign up here.
Journey to the King is a full scale Christmas story experience. The walk-thru experience features live animals and 22 actors each night to bring the story to life. From parking to greeting, acting to handing out s’mores, there’s a place for everyone to serve!
Help set up for Christmas services on 12/23 at 8pm! Sign up here.
Join us at 8pm on Friday, 12/23 at the nZone to transform our basketball courts into the worship sanctuary for our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. This involves setting up carpets and chairs. If you would like to help the Linton Hall Campus sign up, email here for more information.
Bake cookies for our Christmas Eve services! Sign up here.
Having homemade Christmas cookies at our Christmas Eve services is one of our favorite traditions!
Serving Christmas Eve or Christmas Day!
A lot of our regular volunteers travel around the holidays so they are out of town during these services. If you would like to serve during our services Christmas Eve or Christmas day, email Tess for the Chantilly Campus and Preston for the Linton Hall Campus to let them know and we’ll find the right spot for you!
The Christmas season is a wonderful time of year that has filled with opportunities for people to hear about Christ and experience a life change. But it is also a great opportunity for you to grow in your faith by serving others. Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Prayerfully consider what service opportunity or opportunities you can support this Christmas and sign up today.