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The stores are stocked with all things Christmas; some even before Halloween! It can be a challenge to keep the focus on the real reason we celebrate, the birth of our Lord.

How do you celebrate Jesus’ birth?

One idea that I found was to throw a Birthday party for Jesus! Maybe you have done some version of this. Check out the Mission Servant Activity for December 2017. You can find this at lwml.org. Click on Service, then Mission Service Activities and search by date. 

Another idea is to provide free babysitting so parents can Christmas shop or have a date! This would also be a great time to engage your youth to help with crafts and playtime.

We know frigid, below zero weather is on its way. How about providing Blessings Bags? You can have them in your vehicle, ready to hand out. I have posted this before but there is always a need. This is a February 2016 Mission Servant Activity. Find it on the Mission Service Activities site. 

Soup kitchens will be a welcome respite for those needing a hot meal. Collect canned soup and boxed crackers and deliver to a soup kitchen or to a local food pantry.

February is the month of love. Although, shouldn’t they all be?! Our sweet shut-ins would love to know they are remembered. Make cards to be distributed to those living in a care facility. Many free printable Christian valentines are available on the internet or get creative yourself! Candies are often appreciated as well.

Please share an activity your society, church or zone has done to be a servant to others. You can email our eNews editor, Roxanne Pieper at enewseditor@mnslwml.org. National also likes to hear from you at depgo@lwml.org. Pictures are always appreciated.

Blessings to all of you during the upcoming Holiday seasons!

Pam Hunter

VP of Human Care