Nativity Church of Fargo
Christmas Party 2018

Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

Directions: Please check the area(s) you wish to make a donation in. Be to be sure to include your name, phone number, and email.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Additional Names

Write your name in the space above and any additional names below exactly how you want the name to appear on the name tag.











When and where to bring donated items.

  • Cash: Anytime. Please put in the church collections, give to Christmas Party workers in the Gathering Space, or bring/send to the parish office. Mark you donation "Christmas Party."
  • Bars and Cookies: These items may be brought December 22-24 and placed in the cafeteria.
  • Non-perishable items: Please bring your times to the Fireside Room between December 15-23.
  • Perishable Items: Items such as celery, onions, may be brought between December 22-23 and left on the counter in the Fireside Room.


FOOD, DOOR PRIZES AND CASH DONATIONS

- Cash Donation for turkey, stuffing, etc. (Suggested Donation $20)
( $6936 needed to meet goal.)

- Cash Donation to Purchase Gift Cards (Suggested Donation $10)
( $4011 needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of package of Apple Juice (10-12 boxes/package)
(55 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of 1 gallon container of corn
(28 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of 5 pound bag of oranges
(25 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of 5 pound bag of apples
(25 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of a gift valued between $30 - $50 for man, woman, or child. Used as door prize
(25 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of 3lbs container of decaf coffee
(24 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of 2 dozen cookies and/or bars.
(24 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of 3 pound container of regular coffee
(24 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of 1 gallon container of pickle spears
(12 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Donation of 1 gallon container of whole cranberry sauce
(10 donations needed to meet goal.)

WORKERS

- Plate Carrier: Bring plates to guests. Also help to clear and reset tables (5:45 pm until 8:00 pm on December 24)
(21 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Meal Delivery Driver: Deliver meals to shut-ins (5:45 pm until 7:00 pm on December 24)
(21 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Table and Chair Set-Up: Set-up Tables and Chairs, Set Tables, and Hang Decorations (5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on December 21)
(20 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Coffee and Juice: Serve coffee and juice to our guests (5:30 pm until 7:30 pm on December 24)
(15 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Serving Line / Plate Fillers: Fill meal delivery boxes and plates for guests (5:15 pm until 8:00 pm on December 24)
(14 donations needed to meet goal.)

- General Clean-up: Take down chairs, tables, decorations, and clean-up gym and cafeteria (7:30pm until 9:00 pm on December 24)
(13 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Before Meal Preparation: Place food into bowls and place them on table, place cookies and bars onto dinner-sized plates (4:00 pm until 5:30 pm on December 24)
(10 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Hosting / Seating Guests: Seat guests, reset tables, place treat plates on tables, and clear dirty dishes (5:15 pm until 8:00 pm on December 24)
(10 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Guest Registration (First Shift): Welcome guests, give out name tags, and distribute drawing tickets (4:30 pm until 6:30 pm on December 24)
(6 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Security: Direct guests to appropriate doors and to aid paid security officer (5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on December 24)
(5 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Kitchen Clean-up: Wash dishes and general kitchen clean-up (6:30 pm until 8:30 pm on December 24)
(5 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Prize Drawing: Draw prizes, announce winners, and distribute prizes (6:30 pm until 7:30 pm on December 24)
(4 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Guest Registration (Second Shift): Welcome guests, give out name tags, and distribute drawing tickets, and when party is over thanks guests for coming (6:30 pm until 8:00 pm on December 24)
(3 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Gift Cards: Distribute gift cards to our guests while they are seated at table (6:30 pm until 8:00 pm on December 24)
(3 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Worker Registration: Check in volunteers and answer questions. (4:30 pm until 7:00 pm on December 24)
(2 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Traffic Control (Deliveries): Organize west parking lot and direct traffic to facilitate meal deliveries (5:00 pm until 6:30 pm on December 24)
(2 donations needed to meet goal.)

- Traffic Control (Lot Access): Control access to west parking lot (3:00 pm until 6:00 pm on December 24)
(1 donations needed to meet goal.)

 

About The Party

Fr. Davis (right)

Fr. Maurice Mueller and Fr. Jack Davis

The first Nativity Christmas Party began in 1970 when a young Parochial Vicar, Fr. Jack Davis, went around town finding people who had no where to celebrate Christmas and brought them to Nativity. Over the years, the party had grown so large, Olivet Lutheran was asked to be a sister site for the party.

Today, the Nativity Church of Fargo and Olivet Lutheran Christmas Party continues to be an outreach to the people of the Fargo Moorhead Area Communities. The Christmas Party continues to be open to anyone free of charge, providing a place for individuals and families to gather and celebrate the Good News of Christmas: "Christ is born".

This party is not possible without the generous support from the members of both churches and members of the community. We thank you for your generosity and support over these 40 plus years!

To the left you will see a list of donations and needed workers to host the party at Nativity Church. To help us to be good stewards of the gifts of time and treasure to the parish, we ask that you complete the donation form if you plan to donate in any way to the event. 

The information you provide will only be used for this year's Christmas Party and will not be used or shared for any other purpose.