Tuesday, 14 December 2010

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5th December was the 'Toy Service' at church. We have this special service at the start of December each year; children are very much involved (as musicians, as helpers, as part of the interactive talk, and we did the Bible reading as a family this year!) An important part of it is that we all bring in toys to donate to be given as Christmas gifts to children in local families who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford any presents. The photo shows just a part of this year's donation.

Lunch was a cheese-topped bap with bacon:

7 comments:

helena said...

One of the big chainstores in NZ has a wishing tree where people can donate gifts which are then distributed to womens refuge, salwation army etc. Buying gifts to put under the tree was one of my favourite festive rituals. I haven't found the equivalent locally yet but am still looking

Liberty :) said...

ahh love Toy Services!! OMG do not post pictures of a bacon butties at half ten in the morning - not fair! I am dyingggggggggggg for a bacon butty now!!! :P

Cheri said...

I try to get involved in a local gift drive every year. This year I did it through our gym and had fun fulfilling three gift list wishes for a 16 year old girl who otherwise would have had no Christmas. My girls did "Jammin for Jammies" through Key Club at school - and used their own funds to buy new pjs for less fortunate children.

Sian said...

That's a sizeable pile of donations alright. We have a local Salvation Army gift drive we give too - I always enjoy shopping for those presents.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Awesome post today zmel. It really made me smile.
Rinda

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Lunch looks delicious!

Rachel B said...

We used to do 'bring and buy' sales at our primary school just before Christmas, I'm not sure if they do that now! But that was when you were allowed to bring baked goods to school fairs! :)