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Blessings for all: Churches giving back for the holidays

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Food pantries, clothing drives, winter wonderlands and more are being hosted all around Indianapolis this season. The Recorder has compiled a list of a events happening around Indianapolis during December:

Every first and third Saturday of the month, Living Water Fellowship Church hosts The Purpose Pantry. Along with food, they also offer programs to provide resources for the betterment of the whole person. Services include nutrition counseling, the Unplugged Teen program, COVID readiness resources and recovery, senior connection, grief and mental health support groups and much more.  The pantry will be open while supplies last Saturday, Dec 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at 2902 E. 46th St. #2409.

Light of the World Christian Church has invited 150 families from the community to receive Christmas gifts Dec. 16 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. They are currently accepting donations until Dec. 13. Donations needed include toys for ages infant to 12-years-old – such as board games, action figures, dolls, cars and trucks, basketballs, soccer balls, jump ropes and card games – school supplies for grades K-6 and new or gently used shoes for all ages. All items can be donated on Sundays and Wednesdays at the church, 4646 N. Michigan Road. There will be a Christmas giveaway cart located in the church’s narthex. The church is also accepting monetary donations. If donating monetarily, indicate “seed of faith” on an envelope or give through PayPal or Givelify. For any questions, contact the church office at LWCCadmin@lightoftheworld.org or 317-254-5922.

New Direction Church will host A Winter Wonderland: Christmas Around the World Dec. 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The wonderland will include a toy explosion, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free coats, hats, and gloves, the festival of trees, free global food court, live carolers, a DJ, and more. The church will also give away 25 Christmas trees at the end of the event. Registration is not required. The event is open to the community and will take place at Arlington Middle School, 4825 N. Arlington Ave.

Contact staff writer Braxton Babb at (317) 762-7854. Follow her on Twitter @BLIEVESHEWRITES. For more news courtesy of the Indianapolis Recorder, click here.

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