Local Church to Distribute Hot Chocolate, Show Movies Night at Area Stores Before Black Friday


For Immediate Release (courtesy of Erik Deckers)
November 26, 2008
Contact: Craig Parker
(317) 903-6850

Local Church to Distribute Hot Chocolate, Show Movies Night Before Black Friday

(FISHERS, Ind.)— People standing in line overnight at a local Best Buy won’t be bored, cold, or thirsty, thanks to a local church.

BridgeWay Community Church will visit Best Buy and other stores to give out hot chocolate and food to people standing in line Thursday night waiting for them to open on Black Friday. They will also show the movie “A Christmas Story” on the side of a rented box truck.

“Not the Jesus and Mary ‘Christmas Story,’ the Ralphie and Randy ‘Christmas Story.'” said Craig Parker, Lead Pastor of BridgeWay. “This year in particular we want to remind people that Christmas isn’t about buying more, it’s about giving more. We’re going to practice what we preach by giving more to the people of our community.”

Members of the BridgeWay will be at the Best Buy store at 17200 Mercantile Blvd. in Noblesville, IN beginning at 9:30 pm. They will bring portable heaters and serve food and hot chocolate to those waiting in line to keep them warm and well-fed. The church will NOT take donations to cover the expense.

BridgeWay Community Church, a non-denominational church in Fishers, is launching the event as part of their Advent series “The Christmas Conspiracy,” a series of messages that encourages people to refocus their hearts and minds during the Christmas season. One third of the church’s offerings in December will benefit a local charity that serves the poor of Hamilton County.

“Over the past few months, we’ve watched the local economy get worse,” said Parker. “But people still feel they need to have a “big Christmas.” We want to show our people there is another way to have a “big Christmas” without buying “big presents” or going into “big debt.”

For more information, visit http://www.BridgeWaycc.com, or contact Craig Parker at craig@bridgewaycc.com to coordinate times and other possible locations.

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