The commercial version of Christmas often is about giving as much as we can afford to people who don’t really need it.

This year we want to turn that idea upside down.

Instead, we’re going to give less to people who already have what they need (including ourselves) and instead create a memorable Christmas for some nearby children who have little.

We invite you to begin by telling your family and friends to redirect the money they planned to spend on you to our church (specifying “Advent Fund”) and we will put all of it toward gifts for those children.

There also will be a list at church of specific gifts that you can give to specific children.