Be a Blessing

You can make a difference this Christmas!

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
- Luke 2:8-14

Our lives move so fast now that it sometimes seems like you could blink and miss the whole Christmas season...even if they start trying to sell us holiday decor the day after Halloween. One way to not only make sure you slow down and experience Christmas but the meaning behind it is to give back to our church and our community. Serving and giving to others tangibly reminds us that all the blessings we have been given are not ours to hold on to, but are ours to share! Below are opportunities for you to make a difference in our church, in our city, and in our partner ministries. We hope they will bring you closer to others and to our Savior who more than anything seeks to draw near to you and yours this Christmas!

Unsure where to start? Email us, we'd love to help find the right service opportunity for you and your family.

Serve with International Students

Being away from home at college can be challenging—especially at the holidays, but for international students who may not be able to go home for frequent visits it can be even more lonely and isolating. Consider serving the students who have come from all over the world to study here in  St. Louis by volunteering at a dinner or lunch! 

Upcoming meals:

  • Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, Nov. 24
  • December Lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 5

Email Pastor Ben for more information on how to get involved!

One Heart Christmas Blessings

One Heart families that are actively fostering or have adopted children from foster care are welcome to register for annual Christmas Blessings. One Heart seeks to bless families with a $25 gift for each child in the home!

Gift Cards for $25
(Schnuck’s, Dierberg’s, Aldi, Walmart and/or Target)

Thank you!
Learn More about One Heart

Christmas Angel Mission

The children of prison inmates, ex-offenders, and people struggling with addiction often miss not only a parent at Christmas, but also Christmas gifts. Our Christmas Angel Mission ministers to these children by hosting Christmas parties and providing gifts for the children. We could not operate this special ministry for children without our volunteers from churches, businesses, and individual families.

Wrap Gifts with age and sex specific tags are provided.

  • Dates: Nov 26 – Dec 11
  • Please drop off gifts under the table at the N. Biltmore Entrance or leave in the Business office.

Thank you!
Learn More about Mission Gate

Harvest Christmas Party

The annual Harvest Advent party is a great event and a wonderful opportunity to serve our community! harvest, which shares the love of Christ with the international "harvest" God has brought to St. Louis by connecting with and serving new refugees and maintaining these relationships, hosts this annual event for refugee families who have settled in the St. Louis area.

Following the Signs: Crafts, Games and Food

  • Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 12pm - 2pm
  • Where: Journey Bayless Church, 8512 Morgan Ford Road, St. Louis, MO 63123

Thank you!
Sign Up Here!


2023 Poinsettia Orders

Celebrate the season by purchasing poinsettias for the Sanctuary this Christmas!

Your gifts help offset our costs, allow you to publicly honor friends and loved ones, and after Christmas you can take your poinsettias home to deck your halls well into the New Year. A tradition here at Central, this is a wonderful way to bless our church and others! 

Poinsettia Order Form