Gifts Of Hope

Gifts Of Hope

“Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.”

~Matthew 2:11

 

University Christian Church will once again help you celebrate the holiday season by offering truly unique gifts through our alternative giving market, Gifts of Hope. Honor your loved ones by giving the gift that transforms lives!

Virtual Market 2021 Order Form

Gifts of Hope will be held in person this year on Sunday, December 5 in The Gallery from 9am-1pm. You can also order your gifts by filling out the 2021 Order Form and mailing it into the church with a check by December 15,or place your order securely online at our virtual store by December 31.

 Each purchase will include a Gifts of Hope card and insert with more information about your gift—ready to mail or hand deliver to the special people in your life. Once your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email with details explaining when and where to pick up your card or cards at the church.

Thank you for sharing your treasure and planting seeds of Hope!

The organizations we partner with to provide alternate gift giving:

University Christian Church Signature Outreach Ministries offer help and hope to individuals and families within our community, country, and world.

     


 The Children’s Closet, a ministry of University Christian Church, provides clothing to under-served children in Fort Worth who need school uniforms.









Welcome Home Baskets provide basic cleaning supplies, household items, and toiletries to those transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing. This ministry is in partnership with the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition.






The Page Scholarship
is ministry fund of University Christian Church. Each year, it is awarded to 4 or 5 local high school students to help defray some of the costs of a college education.








Christmas Angels is a long-standing UCC outreach ministry made possible by faithful giving year after year. A $100 donation provides a gift bag that gives each child a new coat, sweatshirt, jeans, shoes, underwear, outdoor toy, a book and Bible.







The Emergency Assistance Fund allows us to meet the needs of our neighbors, in the moment, by providing a meal, water, bus pass, gas card, groceries, etc. this fund is also used in our COVID relief and natural and human disaster response and recovery efforts. 








The Emergency Assistance Fund allows us to meet the needs of our neighbors, in the moment, by providing a meal, water, buss pass, gas card, groceries, etc. this fund is also used in our COVID relief and natural and human disaster response and recovery efforts. 









Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries provides assistance to hundreds of people in need, especially Central American political refugees and individuals from other countries in political and economic turmoil. Their ministry is to teach the love of Jesus Christ by building a renewed wholeness and dignity in those who are broken, disenfranchised, and displaced.




Global Ministries, in mission in more than 90 countries and in covenant with more than 160 partner churches and ecumenical bodies around the world, is the join global mission outreach effort of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.








Refugee Services of Texas, guided by the principles of human compassion and dignity, and working with faith-based communities, businesses and volunteers, offers programs to assist refugees with basic needs and services to ensure success in leading self-sufficient lives in Texas.    



DRC-Community Solutions to End Homelessness provides respectful, responsible, and effective community –based solutions to help individuals and families emerge from homelessness as productive, healthy people.





Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) is the primary source of donated food for hunger-relief feeding programs in Tarrant and 12 surround counties, serving 1,000,000 meals each week.   







ACH child and Family Services brings needed resources and skills to children and families struggling with life’s   challenges. Some programs keep families together, while others provide a healing home for children who can’t live with their families.  








LGBTQ Saves provides a safe and brave space for social and personal development for LGBTQ youth and allies. Their mission is to create a community where all youth are safe.  












Heifer International provides families with income-producing plants and animals, and training in their care. HPI educates partners in community building and sustainable agriculture, providing daily nutriution and additional income for basic needs and education of children.






Project Chacocente School in Nicaragua is committed to helping the people of Nicaragua pursue educational opportunities and safe living conditions.








Center for Transforming Lives works with parents and children to break the cycle of poverty; lifting women and children from poverty to possibility.