This Christmas, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), New Generation Parish, Limerick are giving back to the community by helping the homeless and supporting the elderly.
Church members have planned a line-up of outreaches to celebrate the festive season, and will be visiting nursing homes, giving out blankets and items of clothing to the homeless and serving hot meals to the hungry in Limerick city.
“Christmas is about remembering and reaching out to those in need around us,” according to the Parish Pastor, Godson Onyebuchi.
“Christmas is really about the love of God towards humanity, a wonderful love story about the salvation and redemption of mankind.”
Organiser of the outreaches, Peace Onyebuchi said: “The season is not just about the Christmas trees, family dinners, colourful jumpers and presents – but about sharing what you have with people who are in need.”
“This period can be a very lonely time for some people, especially the elderly, that’s why we are going to be visiting some nursing homes to spend time with them,” she added.
Pastor Onyebuchi, believes that one of the ways that the Church will continue to stay relevant in our society is by opening its doors to those in need of spiritual and emotional support.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God is a global ministry with parishes in over 140 countries.
Its first parish in the Republic of Ireland was opened in 1998 at Mary’s Abbey in Dublin. Since then RCCG has established about 118 parishes in 25 counties and has community outreach centres across the country.
RCCG New Generation Parish is located at 12 Upper Gerard Griffin Street and their message to everyone this Christmas is hope.
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