Candlelight Christmas Eve Offering

When you donate in honor of a loved one, you are giving a future with hope and opportunity to our neighbors in Kansas City and around the world. You incarnate the love of Jesus!

Give to Christmas Eve Offering

Share the Hope of Christmas

Each year, we give away our entire Candlelight Christmas Eve offering to missional causes. We have this audacious vision that God will use us to afford children and families living in poverty the same opportunities we have for quality education, health, food, and economic security, helping to give them a future with hope.

Two examples of how the 2020 offering will be put to use are:

  • Locally: Gifts focus on expanding access to quality early childhood education along with services that enhance cognitive and social development, health care, and nutrition.
  • Globally: Gifts make possible educational opportunities for children at our partner schools in Honduras, Malawi, South Africa and Lebanon.

We may not be able to fix 2020, but together we can build a better future together for the most vulnerable among us. If you are able, please consider making a contribution.

Each Gift Makes a Difference

Here are examples of the impact your gift can make:

  • $25 provides a student at one of our partner schools with weekend supplemental food for a month
  • $40 provides for 1 day of Pre-K education for a child
  • $50 pays the annual cost to support a student at the Safe Spaces School in Lebanon for a month
  • $100 covers the annual cost for the support of a vulnerable child through ZOE Orphan Empowerment
  • $474 sends a youth to school for a year (included uniform, tuition, books and supplies) in Ciudad España, Honduras
  • $660 covers the cost of an entire preschool class (10-15 children) including tuition, meals, and supplies in Malawi
  • $8,000 funds the start-up costs for a Health Corner Store local small store location in an identified food desert within a partner school neighborhood

Contribute to the Offering

Whether you are donating personally or in honor of a loved one, consider giving an amount equal to what you spend on gifts for your family this Christmas.

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If you'd like to send your own personal email to the loved ones you're honoring, you might use this text as a template:

Merry Christmas, ____!

During this holiday season, I want you to know how grateful I am to have you in my life. This year, I have given a special gift in your honor – a gift that could change the life of a child.

Each year Church of the Resurrection gives away their entire Christmas offer to projects benefitting low-income children and families – half to be used locally, the other half in our partnerships in the developing world. The focus this year is early childhood education – preschools, primarily.

Locally, we’ll be helping to expand pre-k education for children living around our partner schools, along with providing nutrition and health support. These are kids who otherwise would not have a chance to attend preschool. Internationally, we’re supporting fifteen preschools and three elementary schools in extremely low income communities where we have partnerships in Malawi, South Africa, Honduras and a school for refugee children in Lebanon. You can learn more about the offering at

I'd also like to invite you to join me for Church of the Resurrection's beautiful Candlelight Christmas Eve service. Because of COVID, our services all online this year. I’m going to be worshipping at ____, but there are a variety of service times on December 23 and 24. Here’s the link for the full schedule All you have to do is go to for a service of beautiful music and an inspiring message of hope that we can all use this year!

I pray God's blessings for you this Christmas!

You can also download our Merry Christmas graphic to add to your email, if you'd like.