On Saturday, December 8, there are lots of events happening at Perimeter that you can share with your neighbors and friends. Take an escape from the busy season to enjoy leisurely shopping, delicious holiday treats, gingerbread building, serving and more! The festivities begin at 9:00 AM, but you and your guests are welcome to come early or hang out late to take it all in! This day is too fun not to share!


HOLIDAY SERVE DAY

Saturday, December 8 
9:00 - 11:30 AM 
Perimeter Church

Plan to attend our Holiday Serve Day to celebrate the Advent season! This Perimeter tradition will fill your heart with joy! Sign up now for one of our many service projects.  Consider inviting your neighbors, friends, and co-workers to serve with you. We will be making blankets, art kits, emergency food kits, basic need baskets, and filling goodie bags. Many families have said this experience was the highlight of their Christmas season. Plan to shop our Holiday Market, enjoy some Christmas treats, and stay for lunch in the Atrium Café decorated with our Festival of Trees.

 


COMMUNITY OUTREACH HOLIDAY MARKET

Saturday, December 8 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Perimeter Church

Avoid all the holiday crowds at the mall. Join Community Outreach for our annual Holiday Market. Here you will find jewelry, winter accessories, women’s clothing, and many unique and beautiful items to purchase for those on your Christmas list. The proceeds from every gift purchased will go directly back to helping those in need in the community. Not only is this "shopping with a purpose," but you can also take time to sit down and enjoy holiday refreshments with friends in our Atrium Café beautifully decorated with the Festival of Trees!  

 

 




*NEW*

ULTIMATE GINGERBREAD HOUSE: A CITY COMPETITION

Saturday, December 8
Noon - 2:00 PM

Grab neighbors and friends for a fun afternoon of gingerbread house making! We will be making gingerbread houses in teams competing by city! The top five houses will move forward in the competition and will be on display for final judging at the Christmas Movie Night on Sunday, December 16. The winning team will receive $500 to donate to the nonprofit of their choice. All supplies are provided but you can bring additional supplies if you wish. Sign up early!

 




Community Outreach Christmas Shoppers

Now through December 18 
Perimeter Church

Do you love finding the absolute best deals? Community Outreach could use your skills the day after Thanksgiving through December 18! If you are interested, we will provide you with a shopping list and budget. The more we save, the more we can give. You can turn in your receipts to get reimbursed. For details contact Jackie Dieter at jackied@perimeter.org or 678.405.2122.

 

Holiday Market Team

Now through December 8 
Perimeter Church

Do you love to shop? Do you have a gift for decorating, design, or organizing? We are looking for a few ladies who might want to help us get ready for our Holiday Market. You’d help us price items and look for unique gifts, jewelry and accessories for our Holiday Market. Then you’d help us get creative with how to set up and display the items for all to enjoy on December 8. For more information contact Sharon Looney at 678.405.2252 or sharonl@perimeter.org.

Holiday Market Set Up

Thursday, December 6, 10:00 AM - Noon, 1:00 - 3:00 PM 
Friday, December 7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Perimeter Church

If you love to shop and enjoy decorating, organizing or design, we’d love for you to help us set up our Holiday Market. Lunch, fellowship and Christmas music are included!  Email Sharon Looney at sharonl@perimeter.org for more information.

 


Holiday Market In The Atrium

Saturday, December 8 
8:00 - 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Perimeter Church

We are looking for a few volunteers to help us with our Holiday Market. Volunteers will restock merchandise, assist shoppers in finding that perfect gift, work as a cashier or wrap gifts. We have two shifts available. You can sign up for one or both. Our market has been growing over the years and it will be a fun morning to kick off your Advent season. For more information contact Sharon Looney at sharonl@perimeter.org.

 


Holiday Serve Day Set Up and Prep

Friday, December 7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Perimeter Church

Volunteers are needed to help Community Outreach set up and get ready for our Holiday Serve Day. Help us set up assembly lines, and then clean up and break down boxes. Lunch, fellowship and Christmas music are included!  Email Sharon Looney at sharonl@perimeter.org for more information.

 

Holiday Serve Day Project Leads

Saturday, December 8, 8:00 AM - Noon 
Perimeter Church

Do you love our Serve Days at Perimeter as much as we do? We are looking for a few volunteers who could oversee our projects throughout the morning.  Project supplies are provided. We would need you to meet with your project volunteers and give them instructions to get started and then oversee your project.  This is a great way to kick off the Advent season with a morning of sharing God’s hope, love, peace and joy to bless our communities.

 

Gingerbread House Team

Now through December 8 
Perimeter Church

Do you love to bake or make gingerbread houses? We are looking for a few volunteers to help us get ready for our first ever Ultimate Gingerbread House competition by shopping for supplies and helping to set up for the event on December 8, Noon – 2:00 PM. Contact Jackie Dieter at  678.405.2122.or jackied@perimeter.org.

 

Community Outreach Christmas Gift Deliveries

Mondays, December 10 & December 17 
10:00 AM – Noon 
Perimeter Church and Various Locations

Volunteers are needed to pick up toys, gift cards, food or other donations and deliver them to our nonprofit partners. You will be given the donations and a map to the locations where the items are expected. If you can help make some of these deliveries from Perimeter Church to our partners, contact Jackie Dieter at 678.405.2122 or jackied@perimeter.org.

 




  • A Beacon of Hope
     

    A Beacon of Hope:

    Provide A Meal For Moms & Dads Enrolled In Programming

    Tuesday evenings through December 
    Johns Creek

    Support our new Beacon families by providing the main dish, drinks, plates, and cups for approximately 30 individuals attending Bridge parenting classes. Meals can be dropped off anytime after Noon on the day of the class. This is a great opportunity for small groups or families. Multiple dates are available: Contact Pam at pgricius@abeaconofhope.com to sign up! 


  • Atlanta Dream Center
     

    Atlanta Dream Center:

    Christmas Toy Giveaway Outreach

    Saturday, December 15, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
    Atlanta

    Atlanta Dream Center's mission is to reach, rescue, and restore men, women, and children that the glory of God be made known. This Christmas, bring your whole family and join the Atlanta Dream Center in hand-delivering gifts to 3,000 at-risk kids across Atlanta, as well as playing games, leading fun activities, and sharing the Good News of Jesus! For all inquiries, contact Christina Paul at 404.817.3502 ext 0 or volunteer@atldreamcenter.com.


    Atlanta Dream Center's Wish List:

    • Amazon Toy Giveaway

      Wishlist: https://atldreamcenter.com/wishlist

    • Gifts for girls ages 10-12

      (ie. craft, jewelry, and art kits and sets)

    • Boys ages 10-12

      (ie. sports balls and gear)


  • Campus Church
     

    Campus Church:

    Traveling Christmas Party For Homeless

    Saturday, December 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
    Norcross

    We are invited to join Project Kids Eat and Campus Church for their traveling Christmas Party. We will meet at Campus Church in Norcross and take a traveling Christmas to the homeless families living in extended stay hotels. We'll be bringing them toys, stockings, art kits, food, cleaning supplies and other needed items. For more information, contact Jackie Dieter at jackied@perimeter.org or 678.405.2122. 

     


  • Duluth Hands of Christ
     

    Duluth Hands of Christ:

    Serve In The Food Pantry

    Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday in December
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or Noon - 2:00 PM 
    Duluth

    December is Perimeter’s month to serve the Duluth Hands of Christ. Come be a part of the team that assists families by loading them up with badly needed groceries from the pantry. The Cooperative Ministry is open 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 


    Duluth Hands of Christ Wish List:

    • $25 Gift Cards (70)
    • Gifts for teenagers

  • Fully Furnished Ministries (formerly Movers & Shakers Furniture Ministry):
     

    Fully Furnished Ministries (formerly Movers & Shakers Furniture Ministry):

    Home For The Holidays Work Day

    Saturday, December 1, 7:30 AM 
    Norcross

    Join us for a special Saturday work day at Fully Furnished Ministries as we add some Christmas cheer to bless our volunteers and families. We will meet at the warehouse located at 1455 Oakbrook Drive, Norcross, GA  30093. We will load trucks with furniture and other household furnishings to deliver to families in need and then pick up other furniture from donors in the area. Can’t move furniture? No problem. There are plenty of opportunities to clean and refurbish furniture, prepare gift baskets, make a craft to give as a gift, or follow behind the trucks with the Hearts Team to bring Christ’s love into these homes. To sign up, contact John Dance at johnd@atlmoversnshakers.org 678.646.7451 or click below.


    Full Furnished Ministry Wish List:

    • Dinnerware/dishes
    • Cleaning supplies
    • New towels/linens

  • Hi-Hope Service Center
     

    Hi-Hope Service Center:

    Arts and Crafts Projects

    Now through December 21 
    Monday – Friday
    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
    Lawrenceville

    Volunteers are needed to share a holiday craft with a small group of individuals at the Center. This is great for a small group. Contact Nick for more information at nreynolds@hihopecenter.org or 770.963.8694.


    Hi-Hope Service Center:

    Decorate A Home For Christmas

    Now through December 23 
    Various Cities

    Hi-Hope Service Center has five residential homes located throughout Gwinnett County. Volunteers will help residents decorate their home and rooms for Christmas. This is a great opportunity for families or groups to spread Christmas joy! Contact Nick at nreynolds@hihopecenter.org or 770.963.8694.


    Hi-Hope Service Center:

    Holiday Companionship

    Now through December 23 
    Various Cities

    The holidays are great times to build new friendships with people who are always open to making new friends. Come to Hi-Hope for an hour or two and help us keep the holiday blues at bay by engaging in conversation and activities with people one-on-one. This activity is ideal for individuals or small groups. Contact Nick for more information at nreynolds@hihopecenter.org or 770.963.8694.

  • Norcross Co-op Christmas Program
     

    Norcross Co-op Christmas Program:

    The Merry Market

    December 5 – 17
    Peachtree Corners and Norcross

    Each year, Norcross Cooperative Ministry (NCM) ensures that families experience the joy and true spirit of Christmas. In 2018, NCM is excited to introduce the Merry Market. The Merry Market will provide a place where parents can select gifts for their children and do so with dignity. Parents will pick presents in HIS presence.


    The Merry Market is dependent on the support of the community. You are invited to share the JOY with these families and volunteer December 5 - 17. There are multiple opportunities to help and have fellowship with NCM families while helping them pick the presents. Contact Tammi or Traci Consolini at christmas@norcrossco-op.org for more information.

     


    Norcross Co-op Christmas Program:

    Sweets For Santa

    December 6 and 7, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
    Peachtree Corners

    Santa wants to share cookies and candy with the kids while their parents visit the Merry Market! NCM will share the JOY of Christmas with approximately 650 families in 2018. You can help Santa!  Make four dozen cookies and wrap or bag them individually or provide four dozen "goodie" bags of candy/holiday snacks. The sweet treats will be offered to NCM families when they visit the Merry Market. Sweets will be dropped off at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church on December 6 and 7, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. For more information, contact Tammi or Traci Consolini at christmas@norcrossco-op.org or
    404.550.8072/404.273.0953. You can also sign up using the button below.

     


    Norcross Co-op Christmas Program:

    Family Gift Nights

    Wednesday, December 12, 5:00 – 8:00 PM 
    Norcross First United Methodist Church 
    Norcross

    Families who are "adopted" will receive their gifts on Family Gift Night. Volunteers are needed to serve sweet holiday treats, act as bilingual hosts to the families, and  carry family gifts. Volunteers should be no younger than 14 years old. Contact Tammi Consolini / Traci Consolini at christmas@norcrossco-op.org or 404.550.8072 / 404.273.0953.


    Norcross Co-op Wish List:

    • $25 Gift Cards
    • Toys for kids (6-10) and (11-and up)
    • Warm Winter Clothing (coats, hoodies)

  • North Fulton Community Charities
     

    North Fulton Community Charities:

    Toy Drive

    Various Dates and Times 
    Roswell

    NFCC has been serving local families in need during the holidays for more than 30 years. Last year our Santa Shop program served over 2,000 local children ages 1-18. Please help give a child a very special Christmas by donating new toys and gifts for our Santa Shop Program. Toys will be collected by volunteers at our Holiday Distribution Site - check website for more information.

     

    Collect, sort and organize gifts for the Santa Shop Program:

    December 5, Wednesday, 4:00 -7:00 PM 
    Set up site and collect gifts for family sponsorship 

    December 6, Thursday, 4:30 - 7:00 PM 
    Collect gifts for family sponsorship

    December 8, Saturday, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
    Give gifts to sponsored families

    December 10, Monday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
    Collect gifts for Santa Shop

    December 11, Tuesday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
    Collect gifts for Santa Shop

    December 12, Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM  
    Collect gifts for Santa Shop

    December 13, Thursday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Collect gifts for Santa Shop

    December 14, Friday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Collect gifts for Santa Shop

    Santa Shop Toy Distribution:
    December 15, Saturday,
         9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
         Noon - 3:00 PM
         2:30 - 5:00 PM
    December 16, Sunday,
         12:30 - 4:30 PM


    For more information please go to our website at nfccholiday.org or call Jacquie at 678.387.4474.


    North Fulton Community Charities Wish List:

    • Toys for children of all ages (must be donated before December 14)
    • Gift cards in increments of $25, to local merchants for teens (must be donated before December 14)
    • Senior Thanksgiving and/or Senior Christmas baskets. Please see website for more details (www.nfccholiday.org)

  • Rainbow Village
     

    Rainbow Village:

    Holiday Pop-up Show

    Friday, December 7, 4:00 - 6:30 PM 
    Duluth Rainbow Village Community Center

    Join in on the holiday fun! The Holiday Pop-up Shop is offered to our children of Rainbow Village. The children have the opportunity to search out that perfect gift for their mom or or dad, wrap the gift, include a sentimental card, and participate in arts and crafts. Volunteers are needed to assist with wrapping, the craft area, organizing gifts, and hosting the event. Do you like to shop? We encourage you to purchase gifts for the children to choose for their mom and dad. Contact Elizabeth at EHewell@RainbowVillage.org for more information or to reserve your spot.


  • Salvation Army
     

    Salvation Army:

    Angel Tree Sorting Toy Warehouse

    December 1 – December 13
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
    (later hours: December 8 – 12) 
    Lawrenceville

    Sort toys collected from various Angel Trees and help set up the Toy Warehouse for Christmas at 665 Duluth Highway, Suite 601, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (Old Hobby Lobby). Volunteers can just WALK IN and help. Distribution day is on Thursday, December 13 and volunteers must schedule a time slot for this day only. Sponsors are also needed to adopt and shop for needy children. Contact Hazel Barrett at Hazel.Barrett@uss.salvationarmy.org or 404.395.4215.


    Salvation Army:

    Red Kettle Bell Ringing

    Now through December 24
    10:00 AM – 8:00 PM 
    Various Cities

    Volunteers are needed to ring the bell at the Red Kettle at various locations in Gwinnett County. This is ideal for families or for groups that could pool their time and sign up for an entire day doing two-hour shifts. Please contact Sue-Ann Jeffrey at Sue-Ann.Jeffrey@uss.salvationarmy.org  or 770.724.1677.


  • Street GRACE
     
    • Gift bags for women

      Most of the suggested items can be found at the Dollar Tree. Each bag will cost around $4.

           •      Shades of Monet cosmetics with SG Hotline number

           •      Body lotion or bath gel in that bottle that resembles Bath and Body Works

           •      Loofa sponge

           •      Lip gloss

           •      Nail polish

           •      Donated hotel-size shampoos/conditioners

           •      Gum/candy

           •      Hand-written note

           •      Street Grace's Hotline number 833.373.3223

       

    • Gift bags for kids

      Gift Bags for Kids:

      Most of the suggested items can be found at the Dollar Tree. Each bag will cost around $2.

           •      Play Dough (DT has packs of 8 for $1)

           •      BOPPY Balloon

           •      Sidewalk chalk (put two in Ziploc bags prior to assembling kid bags)

           •      Candy: Non-chocolate, no gum, no candy that could be a choking hazard, no peanuts

           •      Bubbles (DT has packs of 3 for $1)

           •      God's love letter for kids

       

    • Gift bags for men

      Gift Bags for Men:

      Most of the suggested items can be found at the Dollar Tree. Each bag will cost around $4.

           •      Toothbrush

           •      Toothpaste

           •      Deodorant

           •      Soap

           •      Comb

           •      Nail Clippers

           •      Donated hotel-size shampoos/conditioners

           •      Bible or Devotional

           •      Hand-written note

       

  • Wellspring Living
     

    Wellspring Living:

    Christmas Eve Brunch

    Monday, December 24 
    Duluth

    Provide fixings to help program participants prepare a Christmas Eve holiday brunch. Ingredients may include, but are not limited to a breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls, a protein and drink option, or even a ‘chicken and waffles’ brunch. Location undisclosed until safety checks have been completed. Please contact Kerrionne Phillips at kphillips@wellspringliving.org or 770.742.9641.


    Wellspring Living:

    New Year's Eve Meal & Party Supplies

    Monday, December 31 
    Duluth

    Help our participants celebrate the New Year by providing fun party supplies and a dinner meal (or ingredients for a meal). Location undisclosed until safety checks completed. Please contact Kerrionne Phillips at kphillips@wellspringliving.org or 770.742.9641.




Be a part of the team that makes Christmas so special at Perimeter! Throughout December, Perimeter Church comes alive with the sights and sounds of the season. And, as always, our church home is made beautiful thanks to help from you. Consider serving with any of our special December events teams.


Sunday Morning Atrium Hosts

Sunday Mornings in December 
Perimeter Church

Perimeter’s Guest Service team will serve treats between services Sunday mornings in December. We would love to have you be a part of the fun! Contact Mary Joesting at maryj@perimeter.org.

Extra Help In KidsQuest

Sunday mornings in December 
at 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM 
Perimeter Church

KidsQuest would LOVE to have you join them for a fun December morning to provide extra help with all the festivities! Contact Janice Kiewel-Jones at janicek@perimeter.org.

Christmas Eve Childcare

Monday, December 24 
at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 PM 
Perimeter Church

Give the special gift of your holiday time by serving in the Nursery on Christmas Eve. Contact Melanie Loperano at melaniel@perimeter.org or 678.405.2298.

Help Give "The Answer" To Our Guests

Monday, December 24 
at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 9:00 PM 
Perimeter Church
Guests love to receive “The Answer” at Christmas and we love handing it out! Help is needed on Christmas Eve immediately following all services. Contact Amy Guest at amyg@perimeter.org or 678.405.2238.

 

Christmas Eve Host Teams

Monday, December 24 
at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 9:00 PM 
Perimeter Church

Sign up to serve on the Welcome Team (ushers/greeters) or as an Info Host on Christmas Eve. Contact Mary Joesting at maryj@perimeter.org

Christmas Movie Night

Sunday, December 16 
Perimeter Church

Lots of volunteers are needed to help with this great Christmas event. Sign up to usher, greet, help with activities, face paint or clean up. Contact Mary Joesting at maryj@perimeter.org.

Extra Help In The Nursery

Sunday mornings in December 
at 9:00 and 10:45 AM 
Perimeter Church

The Christmas season brings lots of visiting families, friends and neighbors to Perimeter. Sign up to help in the Nursery on Sunday mornings – we could really use your help! Contact Karen Gilmore at kareng@perimeter.org.