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The Bells of Christmas is back in 2021!!
 
2020 was a difficult year, but God enabled us to lighten the load for many families in Stillwater last Christmas. Thanks to the generosity of several donors, Grace MBC brought wrapped Christmas presents with a personal bell and card to over 50 children in need! This year, we are praying to give more than double that to help over 100 children! 
 
You can now make a donation to this ministry here! For every $25 donated, we will be able to gift one child with a present and their very own Christmas bell. 
 
 
If you are a family in need, please fill out this form to get in contact with one of our volunteers!
 
Why bells?

Christmas and bells go way back, at least back to the Civil War when Henry Longfellow penned the words to “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” In this classic poem, Longfellow agonizes over the darkness of the war and the seeming contradiction with the peaceful sound of church bells ringing in the distance. Having suffered the loss of his own wife, and one of his sons fighting in the war, Henry struggles with the despair that he sees all around him and wonders how peace could ever come. As the bells from the church house ring on, the epiphany finally strikes Henry and his hope returns with these lyrics:

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead nor doth He sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
with peace on earth, good will to men!

What Henry Longfellow realized is that, even in the darkest hour, hope is never truly lost. This is because the greatest hope of all was given to man 2,000 years ago in a manger. The bells that ring on Christmas Day symbolize the gift that God gave to the world, the Messiah Jesus. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” – John 3:16

We want to ring the bells of Christmas loud and clear for all to know that there is a Savior born unto us which is Christ the Lord! 
 
How can I help?
The simplest way you can help is by making a tax deductible donation below: