Fifteen years ago the Christmas Spree began as a way to allow local artists to sell their wares and allow us, as a church community, to help support local nonprofits with funds raised. Fifteen years later, the event has grown into every space that Memorial Park Church building has available, and we open our doors to over 1,000 guests each year. The door fees, the auction ticket sales, and the vendor tithes allow Women's Ministries to support a number of local and global mission efforts. Most recently, we have come alongside Living in Liberty with needed funds for their RePurposed store as well as their drop in care centers. We have provided scholarships for LaRoche students to attend CCO's Jubilee, as well as the Ocean City Beach Project. We have purchased Bibles in a tribal language for impoverished communities in Mexico. And helped support Diana & Mirna, our Mexican mission partners, with their mission work at Camp Kikomar. This year we're looking forward to supporting UnCommon Grounds Cafe in Aliquippa with funds raised from the Spree. We are so humbled that the Lord has allowed this event to flourish in a way that extends so far beyond our church building. We can't wait to see what He does in the future.
To learn more about our Outreach and Missions at Memorial Park Church, visit our page dedicated to Service.