Christmas MallEveryone Deserves a Merry Christmas
One of the highlights of our year at River City Christian is the Christmas Mall outreach. During the first weekend of December, rooms in our church are transformed into themed stores featuring brand new items that have been donated by River City Christian members. Hundreds of people in need in our community are selected by local service organizations to attend the mall and purchase gift items for their family with a provided shopping voucher.
The Christmas Mall experience also includes free gift wrapping services, a full holiday meal with live entertainment, a full service salon and spa (haircuts, styling, nail painting and chair massages), children’s area, youth café, prayer counseling, and even a photo booth with Santa.
Guests are typically on campus for four to five hours and we offer round trip bus rides from the agency that they signed up with. Each person leaves our campus with an armload of Christmas gifts for their family members and memories of a day of fun and pampering.
In March of 2016 River City Christian was honored by the Folsom Cordova Unified School District as their “Faith Based Partner of the Year” for our partnership with Rancho Cordova Elementary at the 2015 Christmas Mall.
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Help Make it Happen
Christmas may be in December, but preparation for the Christmas Mall outreach is on going. Be one of over 800 volunteers at the event or support this great event by donating gift items throughout the year.
Donate Year Round
Each month, River City Christian collects specific items for one of Christmas Mall’s six themed stores. If you would like to donate, please purchase only items found in the link below. All items must be brand new, with a value of $20 or less. Donations can be placed in the bins in the church lobby. Sale and clearance items for any of the six stores are happily accepted.
Volunteer at the Mall
Help decorate the church campus or sort merchandise prior to the event, work in a store, the salon or childcare the day of, be a greeter or tear down after the Mall has ended.
Volunteer sign ups start the first Sunday of November. Volunteers must be age 14 or older. Children ages 10 to 13 may volunteer in the stores alongside a parent. Contact River City Christian’s office for volunteer opportunities for children under the age of 10.
**Limited volunteer spaces are still available for this year’s Christmas Mall. If you would like to volunteer, please call the church office at 916-861-2240.
Modern Worship Service: 10:00 + 11:30 a.m.
Classic Worship Service: 8:30 a.m.
Church Office: 10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670