2022 Heart for the Holiday’s Campaign

  1. Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes: 

    Samaritan’s Purse partners with local church’s worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ & make disciples of the nations, through the distribution of Shoeboxes which contains special/ unique items for all different aged children.  You can still donate a shoebox online!  www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline

  2. Thanksgiving Outreach:

    As a way to minister to those in need in our community, we are E-Free, are offering the opportunity for people to receive a free $35 Holiday Meal Gift Card for Puck-n-Save Grocery, to be used for food & necessities.  You are invited to sponsor a meal!  Distribution of the cards will take place on Nov. 12th @ 9am in the E-Free Church parking lot.

  3. Wood County Jail Gifts for Kids: 

    This outreach provides us an opportunity to extend the hope of the Gospel and enfold local families into church life through delivering Christmas gifts to the children on behalf of the incarcerated parent.  There will be ornaments with these family’s needs, placed on the Christmas tree. Please check back as to when the ornaments will be available.

  4. Wood County Jail Ministry Treat Bags:

    The Wood County Jail Ministry is again sponsoring Christmas Goodie Bags as an outreach to the inmates and staff of the Wood County Jail in Wisconsin Rapids. Please check back for more information on this ministry as we come closer to Christmas.

  5. Mary’s Place:

    The mission of Mary’s Place is to provide shelter, hope and restoration to no-income and low-income individuals needing support for life advancement and to re-establish themselves in the community.  Mary’s Place has been active in Marshfield for over 17 years and are expanding to serve the Wis. Rapids area with a projected opening date in spring of 2023.  Mary’s Place will provide 30 beds for adult men & women in need of housing.  An experienced staff person will live on-site.  The complex has three levels with separate apartment unity, a laundry room, large common area, and office space for the onsite house manager.  E-Free is focusing our Outreach efforts to the community by prayerfully raising support to provide furnishings for Mary’s Place of Wis. Rapids.  We are focusing on three specific goals and initiatives.  More information is available in the church foyer.

    **If your heart is leading you to give to any of the above ministries, simply designate your giving to “Heart for the Holiday’s”.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our church to model Christ-like generosity & grace to those around us. Donations can be done right on our website, through the Give tab at the top of the page.