Thrill of Hope | Christmas 2016

Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ! This season offers those who call The Chapel home an opportunity to share the thrill of hope with adults and children in need within our local areas. Many individuals and families need your help to experience the joy of Christmas by providing them with simple gifts of food, clothing, toys, personal care items, and other necessities. The Chapel is partnering with several ministries to help every man, woman, and child experience Christmas in special ways that glorify God and tangibly offer the gospel message. Christmas gift tags with specific items requested will be available at all Chapel Campuses following worship services on Sundays, November 20 and 27. Please take a few moments to check out how you and your family or friends can offer the THRILL OF HOPE this Christmas season.

The Chapel | Cheektowaga Campus
Regal Cinemas, 1 Galleria Drive, Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Saving Grace Ministries
Saving Grace Ministries provides a highly structured Transitional Residence Program based on Christian principles to better prepare and integrate men and women recently released from correctional facilities back into community life. To learn more about Saving Grace Ministries, please click on this link.

The Chapel | CrossPoint Campus
500 CrossPoint Parkway, Getzville, NY 14068

Angel Tree    
Angel Tree reaches out to children of inmates and their families especially during Christmas. This year Angel Tree is working with Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in providing needed gifts for children.

Buffalo City Mission and Cornerstone Manor  
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. BCM endeavors to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of WNY by providing emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women, and children. BCM also provides comprehensive recovery programs to help those in need to rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives.

Buffalo City Mission’s Cornerstone Manor provides emergency shelter for single women and their families seeking protection from city streets or an abusive relationship. Homeless women and children find airy rooms for Bible study, adult and childhood education, life skills courses and recreation. There’s even a kitchen for cooking and nutrition classes! Women and their families can find hope and healing in the facility’s two-year resident recovery program.

To learn more about Buffalo City Mission, please click on this link.

Community Missions
Community Missions is Niagara County’s largest private provider of basic human needs including an emergency housing shelter, soup kitchen, food pantry and clothes closet, all of which are available free of charge. Each December, the Mission distributes more than 300 turkey (or ham) dinners to families in need to ensure that everyone has a memorable Christmas dinner. To learn more, click on Community Missions.

Northtown Pregnancy Center 
Northtown Pregnancy Center’s goal is to see people make godly decisions, choosing life for their unborn child, and living a pure, healthy life. This is accomplished by giving compassionate counsel and truthful information, connecting clients with community resources and church ministries, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, and offering hope through abortion recovery groups. To learn more about this Christmas partner, click on Northtown Pregnancy Center.

Prince of Peace
Prince of Peace Church lives out the gospel of Jesus Christ by serving the community of the Lower West Side and Downtown Buffalo, with a focus on children and the brokenhearted. Their ministry also serves the refugees in their community, as well as, a Nepali congregation that meets in their building, by providing food and much needed clothing.

SonRays Ministries
SonRays Ministries lovingly and prayerfully leads the hurting to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ by offering in-depth crisis pregnancy assistance and follow-up to women, men, and families that are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. SonRays also maintains an intergenerational Faith Home dedicated to meeting senior citizens’ needs toward the end of their journey on earth. To learn more about this ministry partner, click on SonRays Ministries.

 

The Chapel | Lockport Campus
25 Walnut Street, Lockport, NY 14094

Lockport CARES
In response to God’s love shown to us through Jesus Christ, Lockport CARES opens its doors to women, men and families with children who find themselves in need by providing emergency shelter, material needs, and compassionate care with dignity and respect. To learn more, click on Lockport CARES.

Lockport Care Net
Lockport Care Net Pregnancy Center affirms the value of life by providing compassionate peer counsel, truthful resources, practical assistance and the hope of Christ to those experiencing pregnancy related decisions. LCN strives to provide a compassionate and safe environment where clients receive hope for the future through being offered life-giving options and continued help throughout challenging pregnancy situations. To learn more about this partner, click on Lockport Care Net.

The current issue of On Mission magazine includes stories from several of these partners:

  • Buffalo City Mission page 28
  • Lockport Care Net Pregnancy Center page 34
  • Lockport CARES, Inc. page 35
  • Northtown Pregnancy Center page 35
  • Saving Grace Ministries, Inc. page 36
  • SonRays Ministries, Inc. page 37

On Mission is available at all Chapel Campuses or online on our Kingdom Come Resources page.