HOPE AND CONNECTION—IN PRISON AND OUT
UPDATE: Praise God, we have sponsored 15 children so far. We are working on 15 more children. See below for link. Thank you for your generosity.
Incarceration can strain family ties to the breaking point. Children with a parent in prison especially feel lonely, abandoned, and hurt at the holidays.
Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, shares the love of Christ in a tangible way and strengthens family bonds, delivering personalized gifts and the Gospel to children on behalf of their incarcerated parent at Christmas.
For the next several weeks, the Hopewell UMC community will be participating in Virtual Angel Tree, as our Christmas mission project.
Our Angel Tree Tags
Click here and enter this code – TRUSY
to pick an Angel Tag to sponsor one (or more) of the children.
You will see the child’s first name and age, and you will be asked if you’d like to sponsor a sibling or caregiver too, but that is up to you. As a church, we will cover all the children in our group.
Individuals will pay online ($22 per child) to sponsor each gift package, and Prison Fellowship will send the gifts directly to Angel Tree kids. Each gift package will include a Walmart gift card, a personal message from the incarcerated parent, an age-appropriate Gospel presentation, and an opportunity to request a Bible.
Please note: If you say yes to siblings, all of the siblings are added to your cart. But you can review and adjust everything before finalizing. Your choice(s) will only be held in your basket for 30 minutes. After that time, your basket will be emptied.
On Sunday, November 15 at our Outdoor Service, we kicked off this special project, where our church community is sponsoring 15 children.The opportunity is open to everyone — church member, online visitor or member of the Hopewell Community.
Through Angel Tree, we can share the hope of Jesus with a hurting child by sending a Christmas gift and a personal message of love on behalf of their parent in prison. It starts with a gift, and leads to restored lives.
Learn more about HUMC’s Mission Projects.