Giving Christmas Away

Where Real Love Meets Real Needs

In the fall of 2015, our Senior Pastor Anthony Fleming launched our initiative Giving Christmas Away. The heartbeat and mission behind this initiative is to be able to meet the needs of people in our local community who have fallen upon hard times and need a miracle during the Christmas season. During the fall & winter months, GCA was in full swing. Our Connect Groups came together to raise money for others through fun activities such as pie-ing people in the face and selling treats after service. We collectively raised over $10,000 our first year!

In 2016, our mission remained the same but our determination grew. Our connect groups came together once again with increased creativity and went above and beyond by doing fundraisers such as Spa Day and selling apparel. Our teams put their hands to the plow and went to work reaching more people in the community to be a part of someone else's miracle. In 2016, we more than DOUBLED the amount we raised in 2015-- totaling more than $24,000. 

With your help, we were able to bless the following in 2015:


October 10th, 2017 | Tricky Tray Banquet

On Tuesday, October 10th, we hosted our first ever Tricky Tray/Banquet! From the moments of laughter to the moments of tears, it was an amazing night. Many of our amazing volunteers came together, brainstormed, wrapped gifts, and did so much more to make this night such a success. On this night alone, we raised over $25,000 and we were able to bless a family who won the 50/50 with over $10,000! This is just merely the beginning of what we are going to do in 2018 and we are so excited for what's in store for the rest of the year as we continue to fundraise for Giving Christmas Away!


Below is the story of someone who attends church alive and was going through very difficult times.

Ashlin, a single mom of two, didn't have much when she first came but the Barish Family and her church alive family helped her along the way. We knew that we wanted to bless her family with something amazing that Christmas.