Around the holidays, Vertical Church partners with Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree to share the love of God with children who have an incarcerated parent. Since these parents are often unable to buy Christmas gifts for their children, Angel Tree sponsors gifts to be given on the parent’s behalf. These children are connected with Angel Tree when their parents are a part of a Bible study with Prison Fellowship. Not only will these children receive the physical gift, but will also hear the good news of the gospel message.

Small groups or individuals can sign up to purchase a gift, help with calling families, deliver gifts to those who are unable to attend of church’s Christmas event, and participate in planning, setting up for, and running the Christmas Party where the gifts are distributed. Angel Tree also has ministry opportunities throughout the year including sponsoring children to attend Angel Tree VBS, mentoring opportunities, and helping children with letter writing.

Those who have compassion for your community, creativity, and a love for children would make excellent volunteers for this outreach opportunity. To learn more you can visit the Prison Fellowship website or contact Kristen Martin with specific questions or a desire to volunteer.