Children’s Ministries continues to connect our children with IPC’s belief that we are to join God in the world. For the past two years, our children have asked their parents and other IPC families to donate to toys to First Light. This is Birmingham's only facility offering emergency shelter twenty-four hours a day for women and their children. It is important for our children to feel connected to the ministry opportunities IPC supports, like First Light. Toys can be dropped off in bins at IPC from November 1- December 5. Our children will take the collected toys to First Light on December 6, sing Christmas carols with the women and children and hand out a sweet treat to all! First Light will make the collected toys available to their guests who will choose toys on "Shopping Day" to give to their own children for Christmas. Children can certainly relate to other children and sharing toys with others who are without. This is one way our children can be the church for someone in need. It is never too early to introduce or reinforce the idea of loving our neighbor!