One of these initiatives is GCC’s annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Bag drive, which provides local community members with nonperishables and grocery store gift cards. GCC also participates in a Christmas Angel Program in which members can grant wishes from local families. In the past few years, The Christmas Angel Program has focused on the homeless, supporting local shelters with fresh sheets, towels, and comforters.
“The list of families comes from the Salvation Army, St Vincent De Paul, or from within our church community,” explained Judy Cook, GCC outreach
For Graham, the holidays represent an opportunity for all GCC members to personally embody the true spirit of the holiday season. “We must give of ourselves, especially during the holidays, which mark the beginning of the toughest time of year for our most vulnerable community members,” he said.
Located in Gilford at 19 Potter Hill Rd, Gilford Community Church (GCC) is an inclusive, open community that welcomes believers and doubters, seekers and skeptics, young and old. Viewable live on YouTube, Sunday service takes place at 10 a.m. at 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, NH and is also available on a livestream feed on GCC’s Facebook page.