December 11 is "White Gift" Sunday at Queensway. This is another chance to anonymously provide the gift of food this Christmas.
The tradition of White Gift Sunday has its roots in a small Methodist church in Ohio in 1904. What began as a humble way to reflect on the love and devotion of the giver and not the value of the gift has grown into today’s white gift services in many churches across several denominations. The story is told that a minister’s wife initiated the idea to solve the problem of inequity of gifts given at the Sunday school Christmas party. Instead of focusing on receiving gifts, the focus shifted to bringing gifts to Jesus that could in turn be shared with people around the world who did not have much. All the gifts would come wrapped in plain white paper, so that no one would know which was an expensive gift and which was a more modest one. No one would feel ashamed of their gift and everyone would share in the joy of giving to others.
In keeping with the spirit of the first White Gift service, on the 3rd Sunday of Advent we at Queensway collect plain white envelopes containing financial offerings to be used to purchase food vouchers for the less fortunate during Advent and Christmas.
Thank you in advance for bringing YOUR "White Gift" this Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less