Christmas Begins and Ends with Jesus; let us celebrate our King and bring Hope to a watching world.
NOCC 2018 Advent Conspiracy Project Overview
Blessing the foster care community and our partner, CarePortal
Twin-sized beds are the most requested item for foster children. We have the opportunity to provide bed kits for those children. Included will be a twin bed frame, mattress and pad, pillow, sheets, comforter, and a child’s Bible. Everything will be packaged in a duffle bag so that children will have a bag to transport their belongings. Our goal is fifty bed kits.
How can our family be involved?
Give dollars to provide materials. A kit costs about $300. Assembly of kits will be on organized work days and constructed with love and prayer!
Bless foster care workers with meals delivered periodically to foster care offices. There are approximately 30-60 workers.
Host a training event for foster care families. Foster families need educational hours each year to maintain their licensure which often means traveling to other cities to attend meetings. NOCC can plan and bless an event like this and the families attending. More details to come…
Fund scholarships for families to take classes to become foster parents or respite foster caregivers. Our prayer is that through this project, families from our church will be moved to become foster care families.
Your check can be written to NOCC designated to “Advent Conspiracy.”
Our final offering will be taken on Christmas Eve.
What is Advent Conspiracy?
It is reclaiming Christmas because it’s all about Jesus.
Rampant consumerism has turned the remembrance of Jesus into a cult of materialism. Rather than get caught up in the conspicuous consumption that drives the Christmas season, North Oak Community Church strives to put Jesus first as we…
Prioritize Worship: Our hearts are formed by what we worship, so we focus our time, energy and resources on what really matters most, Jesus.
Minimize Spending: Instead of being driven by our culture of consumption we choose to spend prayerfully and sparingly to free up resources for things that really matter.
Maximize Giving: Jesus gave himself, so we give more by giving ourselves away, sacrificing our time, energy and resources for the sake of others.
Mobilize Love for All: We commit to funneling some of our resources away from overconsumption and toward those who might be considered the “least of these” in our community.
To accomplish these goals, people at North Oak Community Church choose to alter holiday traditions and spending so we can sacrificially pool resources that can be used to truly change and impact the lives of Foster Children and their Families.