Creekside Community Church believes that Christmas can [still] change the world and has partnered with the Advent Conspiracy to celebrate Christmas by spending less, giving more, worshiping fully, and loving all this season.
Creekside has partnered with Advent Conspiracy to collect food and goods for the Eternal Food Ministry in Katy, TX. Creekside has also created an Advent Calendar for their families that has them giving more, spending time together, and doing other meaningful acts each day of the Advent Season. They want to encourage their congregation to slow down and experience a Christmas worth remembering. But this means doing things a little differently.
Pastor Angelo Gonzalez said earlier, “rather than giving a gift card or another random toy or piece of clothing out of obligation, our church is committed to giving gifts that really will change the world – like quality time, feeding the hungry, and looking for ways to be more loving. It’s not just about saving money in this economy; it’s about remembering that when we give presence instead of presents, the scandal of Christmas has been restored.”
The Advent Conspiracy is a grassroots movement with more than 1,000 churches in 17 countries participating as co-conspirators with projects as varied as drilling a water well for those who lack access to clean water or simply encouraging congregations to think of meaningful acts of kindness as meaningful gift options to replace traditional gifts.
Last year, through Advent Conspiracy, $3 Million was raised for relief projects which included providing clean water and medical attention in communities around the world.
This year, Advent Conspiracy anticipates that individuals and churches will match last year’s commitment to charitable gifts and will make a lasting impact in communities around the world.
For more information about Advent Conspiracy, please visit: www.adventconspiracy.org
For more information about Creekside Community Church, please visit www.thecreekside.org