Christmas of Compassion
Formerly the home of "Dickens Village
December 9 - 13, 2015
This Christmas season, our community is going to be introduced to one of the most impactful life-changing strategies in the world. We want to invite you to participate. Since 2010, Stadia, the most effective church planting ministry in North America, has been partnering with Compassion International, the most effective child sponsorship ministry in the world. Through this partnership, 90 churches have been planted and over 17,000 children in poverty stricken areas of South America have received food, clean water, medical care, educational opportunities, important life-skills training, age-appropriate Bible teaching and encouragement to build a relationship with God.
Heritage Christian Church is hosting "A Christmas of Compassion, December 9-13, highlighting this important work. It will feature an ice skating rink, drama, an outdoor Nativity, beautiful lights, free treats, and a concert featuring professional Christian artist Geoff Moore.
|Compassion International is also sending their Compassion Experience unit to allow people to experience what life is like in some of these communities. Our goal is to raise funds to start two new churches in Ecuador and to see 200 children sponsored. Experience other cultures, the realities of global poverty, and how you can change the life of a child living half a world away by clicking here and securing a time slot for this experience.|
Would you be willing to help sponsor this event? Please click here for a copy of our sponsorship form. Our hope is to have the cost of this event completely covered by sponsors so that every dollar raised can go directly to building these churches and sponsoring these children.
We invite you to come enjoy:
Indoor Ice Skating â'¦ Theatrical Performances â'¦ Interactive Nativity
Compassion Experience â'¦ Food and Fun, and much more!
$5 min donation per person - per 45 minute session
Wednesday - Friday: 5-9pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 1pm - 9pm
Geoff Moore, Compassion International Artist
Concert Sunday evening - 7 pm
Nowhere does Geoff more clearly hear the voice of God than through his ministries to the least of these. Through years of travel and touring, Geoff has been an eager and fervent voice for Compassion International and their work with children in need. Compassion has given me the opportunity to regularly see the world, as it really is, by allowing me to travel with them and meet the children that they serve.
The song ˜Every Single One' is specifically about the work of Compassion, but many of my songs have been shaped by the experiences they have afforded me.
forty pairs of little eyes
stared into this heart of mine
a memory burned inside my soul
one that never has let go
i looked into the face of need
the least of these stared back at me
i've seen jesus in the eyes of all his daughters and sons
|We will have a Silent Auction during Dec 9 - 13. All proceeds from the auction will go to support the church planting efforts in Ecuador. Auction items will include: Fully decorated Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Table Top Decor, and other miscellaneous Christmas Decor. If you are interested in donating one of these items please click here for more information.|
Questions about the event??? Please email COC@HeritageChristian.org or call 770.716.5768
Heritage members interested in Volunteering for this event please click here