Thanksgiving Food Box Blessings:
Creating and delivering food boxes to the homes of families in our community who are active in Dream Center programs.
Location: Life Church 255 College Dr NW Salem OR 97304
Date: Saturday November 18th 2017
Times: Prep: 3:00PM Boxing: 4:00PM Load: 5:00PM Delivery: 6:30PM
Bakers we need your Christmas Cookies for Operation Sneaky Elf:
As you will read below, at 3:30am Christmas morning Sneaky Elves will scurry through the town hanging gift bags of cookies on doorknobs. Every year we hear from someone that receiving that gift of cookies meant the world to them, that they didn’t feel alone. Please help us reach 1,400 doors with at least 1 dozen cookies this year.
We accept homemake cookies and bakery bought Christmas cookies. The reason? We want them to know the gift came from the heart.
Cookie donations can be dropped off at West Salem ACE Hardware 820 Wallace Rd NW Salem, OR 97304, or Life Church 255 College Dr NW Salem OR 97304 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or Sunday before or after their 10:30am service.
Dream Trees hold the Christmas wishes of hundreds of children. Each ornament has a child’s first name, age, gender and two gift wishes. People take an ornament, get a detailed gift description, then buy the gifts and return them unwrapped.
Dream Tree contains with wishes of children we are in relationship with. They are active in Dream Center throughout the year.
Date: Trees can go up as early as you want, but gifts need to be collected by December 12th as we need the upcoming week to sort, check-in and organize the children’s gifts
Dream Tree Locations:
West Salem Ace Hardware
West Salem Les Schwab Tire
Urban Grange Coffee
Cliff’s Auto Repair
Maurice’s City Center Mall
Connection Life Church
Copper Creek Mercantile
Toy Drop off at West Salem Starbucks
Christmas Food Box Blessings:
Creating and delivering food boxes to the homes of vulnerable families in our community who are active in Dream Center programs.
Location: Life Church 255 College Rd NW, Salem OR 97304
Date: Wednesday December 20th
Times: Prep: 2:00PM Boxing: 3:00PM Load: 5:00PM Delivery: 6:30PM
An amazing festive night wrapping donated Christmas gifts from Dream Tree’s, and decorating 7,400 Christmas Cookies that will accompany donated homemade cookies for Sneaky Elf. A night of Christmas Music, Holiday Celebration and dinner, all while blessing children as we wrap their Christmas gifts. This is an amazing holiday tradition that you don’t want to miss.
Location: Life Church255 College Dr NW Salem OR 97304
Date: Friday December 15th
Dinner at 5:00PM
Wrapping at 6:00PM
Holiday Dessert after gifts are wrapped. Bring your favorite dessert to share
On Christmas morning sneaky elves will place holiday gift bags filled with homemade cookies on doorknobs’ of homes throughout Edgewater as the residents sleep. On Christmas morning, they will awake to find the gift bag and a Christmas blessing, telling them they are loved. In 2016 wth the help of amazing bakers, and 63 sneaky elves every home in Edgewater, and some beyond received a surprise gift bag on Christmas morning.
Bagging cookies location: Life Church
Prep: December 24th
Sneaky Elf Delivery
Location: West Salem Baptist Parking lot next to Nuestra Casa (924 Arthur St NW)
Delivery: December 25th
To learn more about these events visit Holiday’s at Dream Center