White Gift Donations Collection 2020

Through the Season of Advent: Monetary White Gift donations can be placed in a white box in the Narthex, with “white gift” in the memo line.

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” (Acts 20:35)

Help us express our love this Advent Season to those in our communities with needs.

The Presbyterian Church resource files credit the beginning of White Gift Sunday to the wife of a Methodist minister in 1904 in Ohio. She knew the legend of the Chinese people who loved their king so much that they each brought him a gift on his birthday. The gifts were all wrapped in white paper in order to emphasize the love of the people and the intent of the gift, not the size or value of it. The minister’s wife and his daughters asked their congregation to bring a gift wrapped in white for their king, Jesus. They were Christmas love gifts to be distributed to people in need in their community.

This beautiful idea quickly spread around the Christian world in the early 1900s, and is still celebrated today as White Gift Sunday. One of the Sundays of Advent is designated as this special Sunday. There are many variations of this Sunday service, celebrated by our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. 

No matter what kind of gift is received, there is a special prayer time of dedication of the love gift, of blessings on the donor, and of intercession for peace and comfort for the recipients of the gifts. 

 

 


Date/Time
Date(s) - Nov 29, 2020 until Dec 24 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church