People say Christmas is the best time of the year. We agree! It’s also an incredibly busy time of year so we’ve organized everything you need to know about Christmas at RCC into one easy to use page. You’ll be able to find the schedule for our gatherings, information on our gift card drive for Gunston, and many different ways to serve both RCC and our RestoreDC partners. Merry Christmas!
Christmas Gathering Schedule
Christmas celebration – Sunday, 12/15 after the gathering
Week of Christmas gathering – Sunday, 12/22 at 10am
Christmas Eve gathering – Tuesday, 12/24 at 4pm
NO gathering on Sunday, 12/29
Gift Cards for Gunston Families
There are many families who attend Gunston Middle School that are in need of help around the Christmas season. We have been told by Gunston that the biggest need is gift cards of up to $100 from the below list.
Pearle Vision, Vision Works, America’s Best
Metro Fare Cards
This is a unique opportunity to meet a tangible need for many families so if you are able to support this effort please return the gift card(s) to RCC by Sunday, December 15th.
If it would be easier to purchase a gift card online, you can head to rcc.church/targetgiftcard to purchase a gift card at Target and have it mailed to the address below.
2500 Clarendon Blvd Unit 736
Arlington, VA 22201
If you are staying in town during the week of Christmas, we would love your help at one of our Christmas gatherings! We know this is a busy time of year, so if you are available to serve at either the 12/22 or 12/24 gathering, please attend one and serve one.
Our biggest need will be in RCC Kids and Connect, but you do not currently have to be serving on one of these teams to help. Just let us know below which Sunday you are available to serve and we’ll reach out with more info!
Community Lodgings’ Holiday Store
Throughout the year Community Lodgings’ low income children earn “behavior bucks” through their after-school program and can redeem them for presents – toys, books, games, etc. at their Holiday Store.
Help the children pick out their presents and wrap them at their headquarters in Arlandria during one of the time slots below!
Monday, December 16th: 2:30pm – 4:00pm OR 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday, December 17th: 2:30pm – 4:00pm OR 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday, December 18th: 2:30pm – 4:00pm OR 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Reach out to Marissa Wilson at [email protected] to sign up to serve!
Casa Chirliagua Christmas Party
We will be helping with Casa Chirilagua’s annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 14th from 4-9:30pm at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria. Casa is looking for help with everything from setup to door greeters so if you are interested in serving at this event, head to rcc.church/casachristmas to sign up.