2017 GIFTS FOR LIFE ADVENT CALENDAR This

Christmas, your congregation can “sow bountifully”
to help families and communities around the world!

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THE POINT IS THIS: THE
ONE WHO SOWS SPARINGLY
WILL ALSO REAP SPARINGLY,
AND THE ONE WHO SOWS
BOUNTIFULLY WILL ALSO
REAP BOUNTIFULLY. GIFTS 2017
CHRISTMAS
CATALOG

produce enough food
2 Corinthians 9:6
FOR LIFE
MOSQUITO NETS
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transform a life:
Give a gift with lasting impact
to feed everyone, 1 in 3
Organize a coffee hour & TRAINING NURTURE & NOURISH people suffers
LORD, YOUR COMPASSION Instead of Christmas gifts, GOAT
fundraiser before or Protect families from THE EARLIEST LEARNERS ask your friends to send from some form
ENDURES FOREVER. OPEN Provide a stable source
after church. the threat of malaria. Nourish their young minds. Gifts for Life in your name. of malnutrition.
OUR HEARTS, SO THAT WE of food & earnings.
MAY RECEIVE YOUR LOVE.
GIVING IDEAS GIVE NOW GIVE NOW GIVING IDEAS GIVE NOW DID YOU KNOW?

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“Yet, O Lord, you are
783 million people The United States
our Father; we are the
worldwide do not have experiences a range of
clay, and you are our
potter; we are all the
Ask parishioners to access to clean, safe natural disasters. Support
bring in their spare CLEAN WATER water—and a child dies ALMIGHTY GOD, GIVE US
work of your hand.” DISASTER RELIEF KITS disaster preparedness and
change, and use it to every 15 seconds from a GRACE TO SEEK PEACE IN
Give her life’s most Bring her response in affected areas.
Isaiah 64:8 purchase Gifts for Life. basic necessity. water-related disease. lifesaving necessities.
OUR LIVES, PEACE IN THIS
COMMUNITY, AND PEACE
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT GIVING IDEAS GIVE NOW DID YOU KNOW? GIVE NOW DID YOU KNOW? IN THE WORLD.

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“Mercy and truth During the rainy season,
have met together; many communities
Nearly half of the world’s
righteousness and peace around the world suffer Host an alternative
SEEDS, TOOLS population—more than 3
have kissed each other.” & TRAINING from soil erosion and gift market featuring GRACIOUS GOD, FILL US PIG billion people—live on less
Provide families with landslides—which affect items from the Gifts for WITH YOUR JOY, AND HELP Help families break the
Psalm 85:10 than $2.50 a day.
the tools to thrive. their livelihood. Life catalog. US SHINE AS A LIGHT TO cycle of poverty.
THE WORLD.
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“Rejoice always, pray
without ceasing, give Globally, more than
Women often have
thanks in all circumstances; 300,000 women die
TAKE A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT less access to formal
for this is the will of God in CARE FOR MOMS each year from causes
MICRO-CREDIT LOANS financial institutions and
Show a Christmas movie,
Christ Jesus for you.”
COLLECTION TO PURCHASE & NEWBORNS related to pregnancy and ask parishioners to
BARNYARD ANIMALS FROM Support the health of
FOR WOMEN saving mechanisms.
and childbirth. donate a small amount.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 GIFTS FOR LIFE. mothers and their babies. Give her the tools to succeed.

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ORDER ANYTIME:
“My soul magnifies the Please remember to share your
Lord, and my spirit
accomplishments with us at
rejoices in God my
Merry FOR MORE WAYS TO INVOLVE CHILDREN
Saviour.” info@episcopalrelief.org. Your
Luke 1:46-47 Christmas! congregation could even be
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