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Christmas Mission Project

The Acts One 8 team is partnering with Mercy of Christ Fellowship and Pastor Jeremy McClain to host a Christmas Store (similar to how we previously hosted the Good Samaritan Christmas Store) on Saturday, December 16th in Washington, DC. In order to make this event a success, we need your participation, generosity and most importantly, prayers. We have set the goal of 150 presents that will be used to distribute to the children who live in the community that Mercy of Christ Fellowship serves (Lincoln Heights, DC). If you would like to sign up to purchase gifts or volunteer during the event (as a personal shopper, registration, gift wrapper, runner, greeters, etc..), please visit the Acts One 8 table after the service this Sunday.

This is a great opportunity for us to partner with a local church who is committed to reaching their local community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! It is also a great opportunity to selflessly give of our time and resources and to reflect the type of love and sacrifice modeled by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during the Christmas season.

"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:1-11)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Rob Mancuso at or Mike Whittaker at

In Christ,

Acts One 8 Missions Team

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