Tis the Season to Serve
At Johns Creek UMC, we recognize that all families deserve to have a great Christmas, despite their financial situation. Every year, we work with the Norcross Cooperative Ministry and other nearby churches to provide toys, gift cards, meals, and friendship to those who need it during this time of year.
There are multiple levels and methods of participation through our Adopt A Family, Sponsor A Child, and Merry Market programs. Everyone can get involved, regardless of age, schedule, financial situation, or comfort level. We encourage every JCUMC family to be involved in two key way - giving gifts and giving your time.
Questions? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Goal: Give 400 Kids | 1600 Gifts Total!
The goal is 4 gifts for each kid, so sign up to buy as many gifts as you'd like through the methods below
Shop til You Drop TOY SIGN UP REGISTRY
Sign Up to buy as many toys as you wish through SIGN UP GENIUS, then purchase the toys through the following options:
- Buy toys through the Merry Market Registries: REGISTRIES
- Shop for them on your own, then contact Linda and Wally Haislip to arrange a drop-off day: email@example.com | 678-480-1415
You can also purchase gift cards as gifts in $25 increments from Walmart or Kroger and connect with the Haislips to drop them off.
Don't have time to shop? You can give a financial contribution for Merry Market and our team will do the shopping for you! Visit Shelby Giving or click the link, then choose AdoptAFamily/NCM under "Fund". Include Merry Market in the Memo.
How Merry Market Puts Magic Back in Christmas
Giving Your Time - December 14 at 3 PM
The Merry Market will need 20 sets of strong arms on December 14 at 3 PM to move gifts for the families we're serving.
If you would like to put a little cheer in someone's year, sign up by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Year's Merry Market Experiences
About the NeighborhoodCooperative Ministry
Previously known as Norcross Cooperative Ministries, NCM is a faith-based, non-profit, ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to families in Norcross, Georgia and surrounding areas of Gwinnett County. NCM is supported by twenty three local churches and numerous businesses, civic and social organizations, foundations, and individuals.
They now serve 50 to 70 families per day from a 12,000 square foot facility. Over the years, services have expanded to more than just a food pantry. They have on-site hiring events, job readiness classes, money management courses and regular health fairs. The ministry also works closely with local agencies to help meet the many needs of their clients and to develop better ways to serve the community.