Reverse Advent Calendar

We have an opportunity to give to those in need this Christmas season. Many families have a tradition of having an Advent calendar filled with goodies to help countdown the days until Christmas, this year we want to invite you to try a reverse Advent calendar.  Posted below is a calendar with a list of needs for the Dorothy Day Food Pantry with a scripture. While you’re getting your groceries you can pick up the items you need for the week. Each day you’ll take some time to read the scripture, place the listed item in a box, and pray for those who might be receiving it. Then on Christmas Eve when we gather to worship, we’ll collect the filled boxes to deliver to The Dorothy Day Food Pantry. Imagine with me if you will, like the wise men coming to offer gifts to Jesus, we have boxes and boxes stacked in the church ready to be distributed to those most in need this season.

December 1 ~ Luke 1:5- 25 ~ Box of Cereal
December 2 ~ Isaiah 40:9- 1 1 ~ Peanut Butter
December 3 ~ John 1:9 ~ Stuffing Mix
December 4~ Isaiah 7: 14 ~ Boxed Potatoes
December 5~ Numbers 24: 1 7 ~ Mac and Cheese
December 6~ 1 Peter 1: 19- 20 ~ Canned Fruit
December 7 ~ Galatians 4:4-5 ~ Canned Tomatoes
December 8~ Micah 5: 2 ~ Canned Tuna
December 9~ John 7:42 ~ Box of Desserts
December 10~ Isaiah 40: 3 -5 ~ Jar of Applesauce
December 11 ~ Isaiah 11:1-5 ~ Canned Sweet Potatoes
December 12~ Zecharaiah 6:12-13 ~ Cranberry Sauce
December 1 3 ~ John 1: 10- 1 3 ~ Canned Beans
December 14~ John 1: 14 ~ Box of Cracker s
December 15~ Isiah 9: 2-5 ~ Package of Rice
December 16~ Isaiah 9:6- 7 ~ Instant Oatmeal
December 1 7 ~ Matthew 1: 18-2 1 ~ Package of Pasta
December 18~ Matthew 1: 2 2 – 2 3 ~ Spaghetti Sauce
December 19~ Luke 1: 26- 38 ~ Chicken Noodle Soup
December 20~ Luke 1: 39-45 ~ Tomato Soup
December 2 1 ~ Luke 1:46-56 ~ Can of Corn
December 2 2 ~ Luke 1:57 -66 ~ Can of Mixed Veggies
December 2 3 ~ Luke 2: 1 -5 ~ Can of Carrots
December 24~ Luke 2:6- 7 ~ Can of Green Beans
Bring the filled box to Grace UMC on Christmas Eve