Holiday Outreach 2019

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Click here to download a copy of the 2019 booklet

List of Events

November 1: Thanksgiving Box Prep & Luncheon with Serenity Shelter
Enjoy food, fellowship, and fun with the female residents of the Serenity Shelter while we construct Thanksgiving boxes together, along with preparing crafts that will be used for the CSPC Children’s Ministry. A free box lunch will be provided for this women-only event.
Note: Click here to register.

November 1: Thrive Lonsdale's Fall Festival
Thrive’s annual fall celebration provides plenty of opportunities to support this great ministry! You can provide candy, drinks, individually wrapped desserts, pumpkins and hay bales, or better yet, come out to man the games and snack stands as you visit with the families of Lonsdale! 
Note: To volunteer for this event, please e-mail JoeBeth Hill at volunteer@thrivelonsdale.com or call the Thrive office at 865-544-5881.

November 3-17: Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Box Drive
Share the love of Jesus Christ with a needy child in countries from Nicaragua to Madagascar by filling a shoebox with gifts. Brochures and boxes will be available for pick-up in Reception Hall on Sunday mornings beginning November 3 until they are gone and need to be returned by November 17.
Note: Contact Cary Lewis (carylewis@cspc.net or 865-291-5270) for more information.

November 3-25: CSPC Thanksgiving Box Drive
Our annual Thanksgiving box drive will take place from November 3-25. Empty boxes will be available for pickup in the Reception Hall on Sunday mornings and during office hours Monday-Friday, beginning on the 3rd. The recipients of the Thanksgiving boxes come from ministries we support, inner-city schools, social service agencies and from church members. 
Note: Click here for a list of items to put in the box, and to sign up to volunteer.

November 13: CSPC Recovery Ministry's Narcan Training
Addiction is an ever-increasing issue in our community, and being in the right place at the right time WITH the right tools and knowledge can save a life. Join us as we learn about the proper use and advantages of the overdose medication NARCAN. This presentation, facilitated by Samaritan Ministries and the Metro Drug Coalition, includes the steps in dealing with an overdose, reducing the stigma surrounding addiction, and Good Samaritan Laws. Those in attendance will be certified to administer NARCAN effectively.
Note: Please RSVP below, as those in attendance will also receive a free NARCAN kit.  REGISTER HERE

November 17-December 8: CSPC Refugee Ministry's Angel Tree Drive
This year’s recipient families are those we are actively serving through the Cedar Springs Refugee Ministry, most of whom were campers (and their families) who attended our 2019 ESL Summer Camp at the Cansler YMCA. You can pick up your angel in the Reception Hall on Sunday mornings beginning on Nov. 17. Please note that gifts must be returned by Dec. 8. 

November 20: Lost Sheep Ministries & Black Eyed Joe’s BBQ "Under the Bridge"
Help prepare and serve food, as well as fellowship with our homeless neighbors in downtown Knoxville. Pork pulling will only take about an hour (or less, depending on how many volunteers we have), but you’re welcome to stay and help serve or simply visit with folks!
REGISTER HERE

November 21: Samaritan Ministry's Thanksgiving Celebration
Every year, families served by Samaritan Ministries look forward to their annual Thanksgiving Banquet, and the event has grown to serve over 200 guests. Volunteers are needed to provide transportation for guests, to greet, serve food, and to help clean up afterward. If you can’t attend the event, you can still participate by providing cooked vegetables, salads, or dessert. 
REGISTER HERE

November 24: CSPC Thanksgiving Box Drive - Box Sorting
Join us as we check and sort the Thanksgiving boxes, grouping and preparing them for delivery. 
Note: Click here for a list of items to put in the box, and to sign up to volunteer.

November 24 & 25: CSPC Thanksgiving Box Drive - Box Delivery Days
Help load, transport, and unload the frozen birds from Gordon Food Supply to Cedar Springs, and/or volunteer to deliver boxes to the recipient ministries, organizations, and families. We will have some large, multi-box deliveries that are perfect opportunities for those with trucks and/or trailers. We also need several volunteers to personally deliver a box (or several boxes, depending on vehicle space) to our refugee neighbors. These deliveries are a great way to serve together alongside your families this holiday season. 
Note: Click here for a list of items to put in the box, and to sign up to volunteer.

November 29: Servin’ with a Smile at KARM
Prepare and serve a delicious lunch for the residents of KARM, and learn about the ways that God is at work in the lives of our homeless neighbors in downtown Knoxville. 
REGISTER HERE

December 4: Thrive's Light Up Lonsdale
Donate Christmas lights (new or used) to Thrive Lonsdale before Nov. 25, then bring your family or group to join Thrive and friends for a time of food and fellowship before hanging lights up in the Lonsdale community. 
Note: To volunteer for this event, please e-mail JoeBeth Hill at volunteer@thrivelonsdale.com or call the Thrive office at 865-544-5881.

December 7: WOM's Christmas JOY Luncheon
Ladies staying in area women's shelters will be treated to a special Christmas luncheon and holiday celebration at Cedar Springs. Ladies, come join us as we pamper our sisters, showering them with the love of Christ this holiday season. 
Note: For more information or to volunteer for this event, please contact Chris Nixon, 865-310-3681.

December 12: Hope Center's Hope for the Holidays Celebration
Cedar Springs hosts this party each year for the patients and their families to enjoy a hot meal, Christmas carols, and share laughter and memories. Volunteers are needed to help set up, greet our guests, serve the luncheon, and clean up afterward. We also need drivers who are willing to pick up and drop off guests who don’t have transportation for the event.
REGISTER HERE

December 15: CSPC Refugee Ministry's Angel Tree Gift Distribution Party
Join us as we visit with our friends who are currently being served by the CSPC Refugee Ministry. We will need volunteers to help distribute angel tree gifts, do crafts with the children, help with the cookie decorating station, and simply make our guests feel loved and at home in Knoxville.
REGISTER HERE

December 16: Lonsdale Community's Angel Tree Distribution
Volunteers are needed to help with Angel Tree gift distribution, as well as craft volunteers to entertain the children while their parents or caregivers “shop.” Spanish translators are also needed for this event.
REGISTER HERE

December 18: Lost Sheep Ministries & Black Eyed Joe’s BBQ "Under the Bridge"
Help prepare and serve food, as well as fellowship with our homeless neighbors in downtown Knoxville. Pork pulling will only take about an hour (or less, depending on how many volunteers we have), but you’re welcome to stay and help serve or simply visit with folks!
REGISTER HERE