Major holidays and festive events at other times of the year enable City on a Hill to form relationships with the families who live in the surrounding area or have children who are involved in our programs. The main focus of Big Events is to reach out to the parents of children who participate in the organization's programs. There are times intended for fun and for building a sense of community. Families see the gospel in action in an atmosphere of love at City on a Hill.
December 14: Stocking Outreach
This Outreach is a door-to-door activity that takes place throughout the surrounding neighborhoods to meet and engage new families. Children are given decorative stockings filled with goodies and parents are given a household gift from the Family Resource Center to bless them during the Christmas season. New families are made aware of City on a Hill programs and the services of agency partners. Next step of relationship: Promote winter programs, invite families to participate in fall programs. Parents who register for winter programs will earn points to shop in the Family Resource Center.
December 21: Family Christmas Party
This is a time for staff to celebrate Christmas with the families involved in the organization's programs. Presents are given to all of the children, and bedding and household items are given to the parents. The Family Christmas Party activities include face painting, balloon animals, Christmas crafts, family portraits, cookie decorating, and a special Christmas program. Adults who attend receive items from the Family Resource Center. Next step of relationship: Promote winter programs, invite families to participate in fall programs.