Rising hope angel tree

Thank you for providing the gift of joy for children this Christmas whose parents are unable to provide a gift themselves.  All Angels have been chosen!

Please wrap and label your gift with the child's name AND unique Angel Number. (This is very important - without this number, we will not know which child your gift belongs to.)  If you deliver your gift Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm, you can pick up your tags from the the receptionist.  Otherwise, we will match your tags with the gift tags from Rising Hope.  

Please deliver your gift to the church by December 6th.

LCAC Christmas outreach food Delivery

Join Christ Church and the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) to deliver food for the Christmas holiday to those in need.  Meet up at Christ Church. From there we will break into delivery teams to pick up the food items to be delivered, and then make the deliveries. This event is limited to adults only. Volunteers are needed this year more than ever!

Participants will be required to:
1.  Wear masks and gloves, as well as maintain physical distancing.
2.  No more than two people per car is encouraged, unless you are from the same household.

Questions? Please contact Steve Kenney at   . Registration is required; please let us know if you will join in by registering no later than Thursday, Dec 10.

sign up here

HYPOTHERMIA SHELTER

Freezing cold temperatures and homelessness is heartbreaking.  Join Christ Church, Rising Hope Mission Church and Ventures in Community (VIC) to support the Hypothermia Shelter, located this year at the South County Government Building on Route 1.  The facility will house the residents 24/7 during the coldest months of the year. For your safety, we will not be serving meals or chaperoning this season.  We will, however, provide warm, homecooked meals and breakfast and lunch bags, on Sundays during December and January and on Mondays in February and March.  Share God's love for the the lost and lonely, and consider how you can help.  


The following opportunities are available to serve:

  • Preparing a portion of the dinner to feed 50 people
  • Kitchen crew - heat the meal prior to delivery to the shelter
  • Delivery team - deliver the hot meal and breakfast/lunch bags to the shelter
  • Donate travel-sized toiletries of deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes (anything else?)

Click here to sign-up for a volunteer opportunity.

Have questions? Please contact Gloria Gharib at 703.283.8491 or email her at .

RISING HOPE MISSION CHURCH

Our sister church, Rising Hope Mission Church, serves the local, impoverished community through its food pantry, clothing closet, social service referrals and emergency housing. In addition to Christ Church's ongoing food collection, there are needs for food ministry drivers, pantry stockers, clothing closet organizers, kitchen helpers, hospitality aids, Spanish interpreters, administrative support, general maintenance and more.

The Christmas season is especially difficult for those who have experienced significant challenges in life.  Rising Hope provides meals to those who would otherwise go hungry, and relies on our support to be able to do so.  When you are at the store stocking your pantry for the holidays, please take a moment to pick up something extra for those less fortunate in our community.  Food items needed include:  


Protein – canned chicken, tuna, corned beef
Frozen* – meat and venison, meat to make soup
Broth – vegetable, beef and chicken
Peanut butter and jelly
Soup
Mac & Cheese
Canned vegetables and fruit
Pasta, rice
Baking goods, flour, sugar, etc.
Baking mixes
Cereal and Oatmeal
Coffee, tea and juice 

*Please contact Bev Adams at  to schedule delivery of frozen meat to the church.