We have a day for giving thanks. Immediately following, we have two days for getting deals. Somewhere along the line, greed replaced grateful, and receiving replaced giving.
This year, on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, we are part of a call to action that will change the calendar and help make history. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving – when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday – a movement to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the holiday season that we are proud to be part of.
So, let’s take a few minutes today on Giving Tuesday to remember to be grateful for all the gifts in our lives, and to make gifts to our favorite organizations working to make the world the kind of place we want it to be.
Will you partner with Needle’s Eye to help transform the Richmond marketplace on Giving Tuesday?
Thank you for your partnership and prayers and may you be blessed as you give this season!
GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is a Richmond holiday tradition featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains and more. Join the Needle’s Eye Women’s Ministry for a delightful evening touring the lights! If it rains, we’ll reschedule.
When: Thursday, Dec. 5th
Cost: $11 per person (bring cash or credit/debit card to purchase ticket at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens)
Meet us in the rotunda of the Robins Visitor Center at Lewis Ginter at 6:30 PM, where we’ll buy our tickets. Dress warmly—most of the exhibit is outdoors!
If you’d like to come early for a light dinner in the Garden Café, meet in the rotunda at 5:30 PM.
(Even though we are not taking payments for this outing, please register your name and how many will be coming with you so we can have a head count… Thanks!)
Join us on Tuesday, January 7th for this quarter’s discussion: “SEX: Why Has the Church Turned Something Beautiful Into a Dirty Little Word?” facilitated by Kevin Germer, pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church. No RSVP needed; live music & appetizers.
When: 6:00-7:30 PM
Where: Bottoms Up Pizza at the corner of 17th and Dock Streets
1700 Dock Street | Richmond, VA 23223
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We have a wonderful opportunity to do a quick and delightful service project together!
Elizabeth Reflogle, one of our Needle’s Eye staff members, is gifted at creating handmade cards. She has offered to be our guide in creating Christmas cards to give to residents in a local nursing home. You don’t need to be skilled or artsy to make beautiful cards under Elizabeth’s direction! Please join us, and feel free to invite a friend!
Date: Thursday, December 19th
Time: 5:45-7:30PM (we’ll provide snacks)
Location: Needle’s Eye – 104 Berrington Court
What to Bring: The joy of Jesus and $5 to contribute to the materials
PLEASE RSVP TO JENNIFER PARHAM (email@example.com or 358.1283 x1106) BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th so we know whether we have enough folks to do this effectively!