This Christmas we are spreading hope and joy to our community through the 12 Days of Christmas! Starting Dec 7 we will be sharing with you opportunities and ways to make this season a little brighter for everyone. There will be things designed especially for you and your family, some giveaways and other surprises along the way to bring out the goodness of this season. We hope through this season you are encouraged and in turn offer that encouragement to others. Let the season begin!
NOMINATE A NEIGHBOR
Day 1! We’re kicking off 12 Days by loving our neighbors! Is there someone on your street that needs some encouragement? Someone you want to see appreciated? Tell us all about him/her here. Nominations accepted through Dec 18. Winners will receive a gift from The Summit Church tailored just for them! Help us spread some Christmas cheer one block at a time!
SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY
Day 2! Our community partners work all year long to create healthy communities. Lend them a hand this season by serving alongside them while creating Christmas memories for you, your family or group as you serve others. Check out the places we are serving this month and join us in loving first. Serve Your Community This Christmas.
YOU ARE AWESOME ECARD
Day 3! Hey Summit, we think you’re awesome and we want you to share some of that awesomeness with others. Everyone needs to know they’re valued so we created limited edition Summit style e-cards for you to share. Use this link to send one or as many e-cards as you like to friends neighbors, co-workers or whoever you love most (or even the least!). Feel and see the JOY that follows!
Day 4! Today our thoughts turn to our elderly community where they have endured so much over this season. Our family ministries and serve teams have started the way with letting them know they are valued. Use this day to be a part of that by sending your own card from you or your family. Click here to see a list of nursing centers in our area that we partner with where they would love to hear from you.
Day 5! They keep us alive and healthy so today it’s cheers for healthcare workers with a message on a bottle. Use this link to share your message on a bottle. We’ll print it, attach it to a glass beverage bottle, and deliver to a healthcare worker near you!
Day 6: We are halfway there, so we’re taking today to ask God to guide us the rest of the way! Download our app (iOS or Android) and use the prayer guide for your block or neighborhood, asking for blessings over our streets. Need prayer? Click the prayer link on our web or app. Someone will be praying for you.
PAY IT FORWARD
Day 7! Be kind and pay it forward! Purchase a meal, fill a gas tank, or pay for someone’s groceries. You will both be full! Have a story to share on how your gift was received? Jump on one of our social media pages, and tell us all about it!
COFFEE TO SHARE
Day 8! You’ve been Christmas’d; enjoy a coffee on us! Receive and share-grab one for someone else you want to give a pick-me-up today! Check out the social media sites for your location for a barcode to scan. Good to the last drop!
SHOES FOR KIDS
Day 9! What is it about new shoes that make you feel like you can do anything? Whatever that is we want to give it to some kids that need it in our community. We’re partnering with Rack Room shoes, our local agencies, and school system to make sure every kid that needs a good pair of shoes has them. You can donate any amount and we’ll make sure your donation gets a kid started out on the right foot this year.
Donations are now closed. Thank you for your contributions!
Day 10! They are usually the first to go in and the last to get a dinner break! Let’s give a shout out to our first responders today! Use this link to nominate a first responder (police, fire fighter, or EMT). Several heroes will win a weeks’ worth of meals on us!
HOMELESS CARE ITEMS
Day 11! As winter approaches we want to equip our emergency shelters with everything they need to care for the homeless. Use these Amazon wish lists below to purchase as many items as you like and it will ship directly to the shelter you choose. Turn this into a family moment where everyone gets to choose an item and talk about how God wants us to care for those that are hurting. Weaver House: Greensboro Urban Ministry and West End Ministries.
SHOUT OUT TO THE LOCALS
Day 12! We love the locals! Today we’re giving shout outs and finding out who your favorite local businesses are! Visit our social media pages for your location to tell us who’s your favorite. Business winners receive a $100 in gift cards to share with their patrons!