Duff Christmas Angels
Christ Church parishioners adopt children in Duff by purchasing clothing, personal hygiene articles, and toys/books each year. Parishioners may sponsor one or more children or team up with other parishioners to sponsor a child.
Duff Wrapping Angels
Parishioners join together on several dates during the year to wrap the 100's of gifts purchased for the children in Duff, TN. Typically there are several morning wrapping sessions (childcare provided for nursery age children), one Saturday morning wrapping session (perfect for families together and wrappers of all ages) and a youth wrapping session at a Wednesday night Youth Group.
Duff Christmas Angel Driver
After purchasing and wrapping the hundreds of gifts for the families in Duff, we need drivers to deliver the bounty! We rent a moving truck (a small one) and have two people drive the Christmas presents to Duff. For the past 30 years, the drivers are typically served a bowl of soup after all the gifts have been unloaded! What a great way to bring a little Christmas cheer to your own Christmas.
Duff Mission Trip Exploratory Team
In 2009 Christ Church wishes to send an exploratory team of parishioners to Duff to ascertain and explore possibilities for a family style mission trip to Duff in the future. Dates for exploration have not been set. If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-333-0378 or Sarah Brincefield at email@example.com or 704-714-6962 to have your name put in the hopper.
"It was a very gratifying experience but yet very humbling. In the insular world we live in, it is hard to imagine that people in this country live in such conditions. It was good for us to witness this first hand and to feel that we had some small part in making their Christmas more enjoyable. We were told that without the contributions and gifts from Christ church that many of the children would have no Christmas".
- Hayward Morgan, Christmas Driver 2008
"Getting involved with Duff years ago was a real eye opener. It's the first group in which I've been involved where we really tried to get to the root causes - and we made a difference. Tilda, the 'founder' of the Duff project with Christ Church said to me 'Christ Church is the only group that comes to help us and works on our agenda rather than sitting back and telling us how to fix our problems.' It has been so great to see this ministry expand and grow."
- Lois Ann Partridge, Duff Mission Trip Participant from 1980's