The season of buying Christmas presents for family, friends, and co-workers is upon us, and wonderfully coincides with the Church’s season of Advent.

Advent is a season of preparation to meet the new-born Savior and to rejoice and acclaim Christ crucified and risen. Traditionally, Advent incorporates spiritual practices that include Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving (helping those in need).

This year, rather than rushing around buying stuff, prayerfully consider alternative gift options, and fast from self-indulgence and spending money, and re-direct your choices to support those most in need.

HOW IT WORKS

1. CHOOSE YOUR GIFT
Gift Box
Choose the gifts that mean the most to you, or select gifts to give in honor of someone special.
  • Unwrapped Gifts - Our Project H.O.P.E. ministry has partnered with Family of New Paltz to gather gifts for children in need. If you wish to donate gifts, please sign up via our Gift Submission Form. You can dropoff your unwrapped gifts at Redeemer on the 2nd or 4th Sundays of November between 1-3, or the 1st Sunday of December between 1-3. All gifts must be received by December 9th. Please ensure that you place a tag with the identification number and the child's name on each gift.
  • Help Fight Hunger - Make a financial donation using one of our secure electronic giving options and help support the Food Justice Program at Phillies Bridge Farm or help the SUNY New Paltz Student Christian Center Food Pantry provide food to those in need.
2. GET A CARD
Gift Card
  1. Click to download a card
  2. Print it, fold it
  3. Check the gift(s) that you made on behalf of the recipient
  4. Add Who The Gift Is From
  5. Add a customized note
3. MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Smiling Kids
Thank you for your willingness to support the ministries of Redeemer New Paltz and the efforts of our community partners.

Through your generosity, your gifts will help provide much needed support to those in need in our local community

Thanks to God in Christ, we can be resurrected from viewing and moving through this season solely with stress and anxiety and instead delve more deeply into our faith - perhaps including practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving - as we journey to the manger to meet the newborn Savior – light and Life for the world and for us all.