Holiday Serve Guide 2022

Dear Perimeter Family,

This guide is filled with ways to help you Worship, Belong, Grow, and Bless this Advent Season. As you consider the opportunities to serve and give, also consider who you might invite to serve and bring with you. Many of our neighbors and friends are searching for hope, purpose, and JOY. As God uses us to meet critical needs in our cities, He shows us His great love and mercy. Generously invite others to witness the great joy of partnering with God!


- Debra Potter

Director of Community Outreach

"If the life of Christ is flowing through us, the water from the Rock turning the wheel, as it flows into the heart, it will fill us with joy; and if so, we cannot contain it, it must flow out."

Countdown to Christmas Day!


(Would you rather save the book instead? Click below to download the 2022 Serve Guide PDF.)

Ways to Give

Giving Tree

Giving Tree
Our Giving Tree will be in the Main Atrium from November 27 – December 18. Stop by and select an ornament(s) off the tree to fulfill a wish list request from our nonprofit partners serving children and families in need.

  Download the Giving Tree Wish List

Gift Cards

These allow our nonprofits to meet the specific needs of the children and families they serve. Please drop off gift cards from Walmart, Target, and Kroger at the Giving Tree or at the Community Outreach office.

Warm Coat, Linen, and Toy Drive

Our Warm Coat, Linen, and Toy Drive begins November 27. Donation bins will be at every entrance for collecting new toys for children ages 5+, and gently used linens. Coat racks will be available for donated gently used and new coats for men, women and children.

Monetary Donations

Donations can be made to our Holiday Assistance Fund in any amount. A $50 donation helps a parent give their child a special Christmas. Give online or drop donations on Sundays at the Giving Tree or during the week at the Community Outreach office.

Your generous donations will be used to meet the greatest needs identified by our nonprofits. Often, these needs are not the easiest to share on our Giving Tree or in our Serving Guide. Know that your gift will be used to display the love and hope of our God the Great Provider.

  Give Online to Holiday Assistance Fund

Serve with Community Outreach

Little Hands, Big Hearts

Sharing Christmas Joy!

Saturday, December 3, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

in the Ministry Center

Join us for a special morning of serving opportunities especially prepared for boys and girls ages 12 and younger. This will be a festive time of fellowship with other moms and dads while serving side by side with your children. Space is limited.

This Event is Full

Christmas Shoppers
Now thru Wednesday, December 16
Perimeter Church

If you are enjoying shopping and finding deals, we need help shopping for our nonprofits' wish list items. We will provide you with a shopping list and budget. The more we save, the more we can give. You can turn in your receipts to get reimbursed.

Questions? Contact Gretchen Gartin.

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Christmas Gift Deliveries
Mondays, December 5, 12 and 19
10:00 AM-Noon
Perimeter Church

Volunteers are needed to pick up toys, gift cards, food or other items donated for Christmas by our congregation and deliver them to our non-profit partners. You will be given the items and a map to the location where the items are expected.

Questions? Contact Sharon Looney.

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Serve At Home

Just as Christ gave Himself to us, so we should give ourselves to one another. This year, remember Christmas is a time when doors are opened a little wider and those around us need to see that the baby in the manger, Christ Incarnate, truly does change lives.

Here are some family-friendly ways to love your neighbors from your home.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

DID YOU KNOW? It’s NOT a Christmas gift. It’s called Operation Christmas Child because Jesus is the Christmas Child.

The amazing journey of a Shoebox Gift results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.

  • Each child receives The Greatest Gift, a booklet, that shares the Gospel with the child who receives a Shoebox.
  • Each child who receives a box is invited to return for a 12-week Discipleship course called The Greatest Journey.
  • Churches have been planted in many places around the world because Shoeboxes were received.

Find out more about Operation Christmas Child and how to pack a box (even virtually!) on their website.

Upper90 Goal

Care Packages

UPPER90 serves international student-athletes at Georgia Gwinnett College. We provide them with care package to encourage and support them during this time of the year. A Care Package includes 6-8 items with snacks, candy, Gatorade, and a note of encouragement that we bring to their practices. For more information, contact Jorge Vallejo.

Buford/Sugar Hill/ Suwanee

North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministries

Sponsor a Child in Need


Last year we were able to bless 450 children in the community with gifts that they wouldn’t have otherwise received. Would you be willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus by sponsoring a child in need from the North Gwinnett Co-Op for Christmas this year? For more information, please contact Nicky Jeevanayagam for details.

Buford/Sugar Hill/ Suwanee

North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministries

Sponsor a Senior in Need


Would you be willing to bless a senior in need by sponsoring a senior meal box? A senior gets a box with at least 10 items in it that would help raise their spirits during the holiday season. For more information, please contact Nicky Jeevanayagam for details.


North Fulton Community Charities

Senior Baskets
The Barabra Duffy Center
11275 Elkins Rd

Encourage our seniors and disabled adults in our community this holiday by making Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. Suggested items are non-perishable food, a grocery store gift card, and a small gift in a decorated basket. For more information, visit

Johns Creek

A Beacon of Hope

Holiday Encouragement Gift Baskets

2750 Old Alabama Rd, Suite 100

Encourage our team with baskets filled with holiday cheer items. Suggested items are candles, journals, sweet treats, and devotionals. For more information, contact Faith Jewkes.


Fully Furnished Ministries

Welcome Baskets*
6180 Atlantic Blvd., Suite D

Provide baskets filled with cleaning supplies such as laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, paper towels, sponges, and various other cleaning supplies. For more information, contact John Dance.


Homefirst Gwinnett

Holiday Welcome Baskets*
5320 Jimmy Carter Blvd

Create holiday welcome baskets for new residents of The Resting Spot Shelter for women and children. Suggested ideas are towels, laundry supplies and personal hygiene items. For more information, contact Brandee Thomas.



Loaves and Fishes: Freezer Meals for Perimeter Foster Families*

Make a meal at your home for a foster family. We will provide you with recipes, packing, and delivery information. For more information, contact Jenny Rockett.



Household Supply Baskets*

Put together a household cleaning supply basket for a foster family. Ideas would be paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, candle, hand soap, hand sanitizer, kitchen sponges, etc. and a $10-$25 gift card to Target or Amazon to help supplement additional supplies needed. For more information, contact Hannah Rhinehart.

Love Where You Live

Just as Christ gave Himself to us, so we should give to one another. But to follow Christ’s example, we need to do more than simply write a check and give from a distance, we need to give of ourselves, our hearts. We need to love our neighbors. Christmas is a time when doors are opened a little wider and those around us need to see that the Baby in the manger, Christ Incarnate, truly does change lives.

Here are some ways to love your neighbors from your home, all through the month of December.

Dinner Together

Your time is the most precious gift you can give. Share a meal with others. It does not have to be anything fancy!! Time with others can be as simple as food, conversation, and lots of laughter.

Christmas Caroling Party

Gather your friends and neighbors and go Christmas Caroling in your neighborhood. This is a great way to get to know the people in your community.

Host a Kids’ Night

Help your neighbors get a night out by inviting the neighbor kids over for a few hours. This is a wonderful way to serve and build relationships in your community.

Host a Cookie Exchange

Opening your home in hospitality is a powerful way to show to those around you. A cookie exchange is a wonderful way to bring together people in your neighborhood to share favorite recipes.

Handwritten Notes and Card of Cheer

Write a letter or note (or kids draw a picture) to bring some joy this holiday season. Mail or deliver them to Assisted living/nursing homes, Police Stations, Fire Stations, a neighbor, deployed military, or anyone else who might need God’s comfort, peace, and joy.

Christmas Cookies

Whip up a batch or five of your favorite traditional Christmas cookies to share! Create a special memory with your kids or discipleship group while you bake yummy treats to give away to co-workers, neighbors, fire, and police stations. Who can resist a Christmas cookie?!

Dinner on Us!

The holidays can be stressful and lonely for many. A preplanned dinner can be a huge and unexpected blessing!! Grab all the ingredients needed and create a “Dinner Basket” to deliver to a neighbor or friend.

Give the Joy of Christmas Away

Below are 20 ways to give joy to our friends, family and neighbors this Christmas season!

Visit With An Elderly Or Lonely Neighbor

Watch a Christmas movie together, play board games, or just catch up.

Take A Drive To Look At Christmas Lights

Pray for the people inside the homes you drive by.

Christmas Can Be A Hard Time For Some People

Spend time with someone who is hurting or grieving alone.

Spread Christmas Cheer

Spend time with someone who is hurting or grieving alone.

Be A Joyful Influencer

Be an agent of peace and joy on social media. Be an agent of peace and joy on social media.

Write A Letter

Write a letter to a friend or family member letting them know how much you and God love them.

Sponsor A Child Or Family This Christmas

Shopping for them will bring joy to your entire family. Or you can invite neighbors and friends to help.

Send Christmas Cards

Good old-fashioned mail can bring joy and a sense of connectedness to others.


Pray for churches to overflow with guests this Christmas. Pray that the guests may have ears prepared to hear the gospel.

Reach Out To Mend A Broken Relationship

Forgive someone this season.

Be A Bell Ringer For The Salvation Army!

It’s fun and impactful. Meet neighbors, give smiles, and share your joy!

Host A Holiday Party

Pray for the people inside the homes you drive by.

Christmas Caroling

Get your Jingle Bells on and go caroling with friends. Get your Jingle Bells on and go caroling with friends.

Bring Holiday Treats To Neighbors And Friends

Make them, bake them or buy them. Treats make the season brighter!

Show Your Appreciation

Fill a basket with waters, packaged snacks, and a big card on your front porch to thank all the delivery people bringing packages to your home.

Donate A Warm Coat Or Winter Pajamas

Many kids in our community don’t have warm winter clothing. Help keep them warm and healthy this season.

Visit The Community Outreach Giving Tree

Help meet the needs of neighbors in our cities through our nonprofits.

Invite A Friend To Perimeter’s Christmas Eve Service

Thousands of lit candles, Christmas carols, and a powerful message of hope.

Bring Christmas Joy To A Child

Donate a new, unwrapped toy for children ages 1-14.

Serve With Nonprofit Partners

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Academy Arts and Crafts Party

Rainbow Village

December 28, 29
1:30 – 2:30 PM
3427 Duluth Hwy #120

If you like interacting with children, then this opportunity is for you. Volunteers are needed to provide a holiday-themed activity, craft/snack craft, and games for the children in the Academy program. For more information, contact Brittany Lowe.


Academy Meal Sponsors

Rainbow Village

December 28, 29
1:30 – 2:30 PM
3427 Duluth Hwy #120

If you like cooking and serving, then this opportunity is for you. You can either prep meals in advance and use our kitchen to warm up food or use our prepared lunch on site. Can’t make it to serve the meal? Prepackaged brown bag lunches are an option too. For more information, contact Brittany Lowe.

Family-FriendlyGwinnett County

Angel Tree Sorting and Toy Warehouse

Salvation Army of Gwinnett 

Set-Up: Saturday, November 19, 10 AM – 1 PM
Sorting: November 28 – December 9, 10 AM – 2 PM (2 hr shifts)
Distribution: Saturday, December 10, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM (2 hr shifts)
5500 Peachtree Industrial Pkwy

Volunteers are needed to sort toys from various Angel Trees and help set up the Toy Warehouse for Christmas. For more information contact Analese.


Baskets of Love

Victoria’s Friends

Drop-Off Time: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
345 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 1202

Invite your neighbors, small groups, and friends to help make gift baskets for men and women. Fill men’s baskets with shaving kits, cards, gloves, tools (small), gum and candy. Fill women’s baskets with candles, slippers, bright colored and shiny items, journals, jewelry, nail polish, mugs, coffee, candy, books, scarves, socks and books that bring hope and healing. For more information, contact Koreen at 770-271-7540.


Christmas Craft Event

City of Refugee

Thursday, December 15
4:45-7:15 PM
1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW

Volunteers are needed to help provide high-quality Christmas crafts for our residents and kiddos to participate in. Come with your family, small group, or company to host your table. You will need to provide the craft or a small activity/Christmas-themed game to be played at your table.  For more information, contact Katie Monson.


Christmas Craft Party for Kids

Next Generation Focus

Saturday, December 17
10 AM – 2 PM
2500 Beaver Ruin Road

If you love crafting and spending time with kids then this opportunity is for you. Join us for a fun day of arts and crafts celebrating the Christmas season. For more information, contact Amy Sol at 678-516-5062.


Christmas Fiesta

Boy with a Ball

Saturday, December 10
10 AM – 3 PM
1929 Sarah Ct NW

Volunteer at our annual community party: serve lunch, help with activities, and distribute gifts to children in the community. For more information, contact Maria Bortolucci.


Christmas Holiday Meal

Wellspring Living

Thursday, December 22, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Friday, December 23, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Prepare or provide fixings to help survivors of exploitation prepare a Christmas Eve holiday brunch. Ingredients may include, but are not limited to a breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls, a protein and drink option, or even a “chicken and waffles” brunch. For more information, contact Kennedy Martin(205) 666-1073.


Christmas Serving

Atlanta Mission

Various Shifts
Various Locations

Bring the holiday cheer this season by serving during the month of December at Atlanta Mission! Opportunities include holiday social activities, campus decorating events and holiday serve a meal. For more information and to sign up visit


Christmas Toy Giveaway

Frontline Response

Saturday, December 17
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
2585 Gresham Rd SE

The Christmas Toy Giveaway is a celebration for children and their families in Frontline communities. Gather for a time of fellowship and fun through games, crafts, a gospel presentation, and the gift of toys. For more information, contact Kemberly English.


Christmas Tree Sale

City of Refuge
November 25 – December 4
Multiple Shifts Available
Avalon (400 Avalon Blvd)

Our annual Christmas Tree Sale at Avalon. Multiple shifts available. Ages 16 and up. 100% of the profits go back to City of Refuge’s Youth Programming. For more information, contact Katie Monson.


Christmas Tree Sorting

Frontline Response

Monday, December 12
Wednesday, December 14
6-8 PM
2585 Gresham Rd SE

Volunteers are needed to help sort gifts to prepare for our Christmas Toy Giveaway. For more information, contact Kemberly English.


Furniture Delivery

Fully Furnished Ministries

Saturday, December 10
7:30 AM – Noon
6180 Atlantic Blvd., Suite D

Volunteer to help deliver furniture to families in the community. All those 10 years and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. For more information, contact John Dance


Furniture Prep

Fully Furnished Ministries

Tuesday, December 6
9 AM – Noon
6180 Atlantic Blvd., Suite D

Volunteers are needed to help prep furniture for delivery (wiping down, organizing, and vacuuming). All those 10 years and older accompanied by an adult are welcome to come. For more information, contact John Dance


Gingerbread House and Hot Chocolate Night

Wellspring Living

Friday, December 9
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Plan and facilitate a gingerbread house making activity for the women participating in our residential program. Volunteers will be required to donate supplies, snacks, and hot chocolate. For more information, contact Kennedy Martin, (205) 666-1073.


Help Prepare for the Christmas Store

Friends of Refugees

Friday, December 9
9 AM – 12 PM
Address TBA

Volunteers will sort and price items for the Holiday Christmas Store the following day. Some lifting may be required. Volunteers must be 10 years and older. For more information, contact Joe NowlandSign up to help on their website.


Holiday House

The Place of Forsyth

Various Dates and Times
2550 The Place Circle

Our annual holiday event provides gifts for over 2,000 children. Volunteers are needed to assist parents in shopping for gifts for their children in our “store.” To sign up, go to For more information, contact Kim Mitchum. Sign up on their website.


Host an Activity at our Kids Christmas Party

Friends of Refugees

Saturday, December 10
8:30 AM – 12 PM
Address TBA

We need groups of volunteers to supply and facilitate activities such as coloring, puzzles, play dough and games for children while their parents shop in the Christmas store. You can have your group work in shifts, but we need there to be 4-6 adults at each kids table for the duration of the event. For more information, contact Joe NowlandSign up to help on their website.


New Year’s Eve Meal and Party Supplies

Wellspring Living

Friday, December 31
Time TBA

Help our program participants celebrate the New Year by donating fun party supplies and a dinner meal (ingredients or gift card accepted as well). For more information, contact Kennedy Martin, (205) 666-1073.

Family-FriendlyGwinnett County

Red Kettle Bell Ringing

Salvation Army of Gwinnett

Monday – Saturday
November 18 – December 24
10 AM – 8 PM (2 hr Shifts)

Volunteers are needed to ring bells at various locations in Gwinnett County. This is ideal for families or groups that could combine their time for the entire day. For more information, contact Analese Ryerson.


Serve and Share a Holiday Season Meal

No Longer Bound

Saturday, December 10
2725 Pine Grove Rd

Volunteers are needed to provide a meal for 35 men (plus your group). Our men enjoy the opportunity to fellowship with people from the community. It is especially fun if you bring a game or activity to share. (Examples: Karaoke, trivia, other group or team-based games.) For more information, contact Mike.


Serve in the Food Pantry

Duluth Hands of Christ

December: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 AM – 2 PM
3395 Fox St

December is Perimeter’s month to serve at Duluth Hands of Christ! Come assist in the pantry, sorting food and handing out much-needed groceries to families from the community. Sign up for volunteer opportunities on their website.


Sponsor a Holiday Outing

Wellspring Living

Time/Date Determined By Volunteer

Help our program participants celebrate the holiday season by experiencing some off-campus fun at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, GA Aquarium, World of Coke, local restaurant, etc. Opportunities may be sponsored by an individual, group, or organization. For more information, contact Kennedy Martin(205) 666-1073.


The Merry Market

Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries

December 5-13
Various Times
4480 Peachtree Corners Circle

Each year, Neighborhood Co-op ensures families experience the joy and hope of Christmas. The Merry Market provides a place for parents to hand-select toys and gifts for their children. This is a great opportunity for families, neighbors and small groups. For more information, email or call Tammi (404-550-8072) or Traci Consolini (404-273-0953).

AlpharettaJohns Creek

The Santa Shop Toy Distributions

North Fulton Community Charities

December 12-17
Various Shifts and Times
Address TBA

Every year, NFCC invites our families to Toyland Shop where they are able to choose gifts for their children. Volunteers can help with sorting gifts, setting up and helping parents choose gifts for their children. More information can be found on their website.


Traveling Christmas Party

Campus Church | Project Kids Eat

Saturday, December 17
1:30 – 4 PM
1525 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd NW

Volunteers will meet at Campus Church in Norcross and take a traveling Christmas to the homeless families living in our extended stay hotels by delivering toys, stockings, art kits, food, cleaning supplies and other needed items. For more information, contact Julie Williams.

DawsonvilleJohns Creek

Volunteer in the Thrift Store

No Longer Bound

December 1-17
Johns Creek, Dawsonville

No Longer Bound Thrift Stores are an important source of revenue to help men in addiction access one full year of treatment and care. Volunteers are needed to help in the store by organizing incoming goods. For more information, contact Bethany Monroe.


Winter Break Day Camp

City of Refugee

December 19-21, 26-30
Various Shifts
1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW

We have a day camp for our students when they are out of school. You will be helping with the pre-scheduled activities that the students will be doing. For more information, contact Katie Monson.

Pray For Our Nonprofit Partners

Each night have one person in your family select a nonprofit or school to pray for.

If you’re going to look at Christmas lights, heading out to shop, or going out to dinner with friends we invite you to Park and Pray along the way.

Stop by one of our nonprofits or a school and pray for them in your car. Pray for their staff, volunteers, and the clients they serve. This can be done at any time and is a great opportunity for families with children of all ages.