A Child's Joy of Giving

Community Happenings
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
15 Wesley Lane
Dec 09, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you remember the first Christmas you were more excited about what you were giving than about what you hoped to receive? Do you remember the look on your mom’s face as she opened a present you made or picked out just for her? Do you remember the anticipation you felt while you found the perfect hiding place for the gift you had for your dad – and how hard it was to keep it a surprise? Do remember the pride you felt when Grandma displayed the gift you made for her?

Christmas is a time of giving. But much of what we hear about during the holidays is – shopping. This has become the season of sophisticated advertising, aggressive marketing and frenzied spending. It is very difficult to avoid getting caught up in it. Many of us will find this season stressful.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church is hosting a Christmas celebration for children from Pre-school to 8th grade. Every child will have the opportunity to make or choose up to four gifts, then wrap and tag them for the people they love. “A Child’s Joy of Giving” will be held on Sunday, December 9th, from 2 to 4 PM at the Aldersgate Church in Rockland. The church’s “elves” will guide each child in deciding on gifts to make or gifts to choose, and then help them wrap and tag their presents. Parents or caregivers can enjoy coffee and fellowship while the children are busy. This event is free of charge.

Aldersgate Church is located on Route 17, up the hill across from the swim beach on Lake Chickawaukie. For more information, email aldersgaterockland@gmail.com or check our Facebook page.