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Seafarers International House Would you like to bring joy to seafarers who will not be home with their families for Christmas? The Seafarers International House port chaplains deliver satchels filled with gifts to the seafarers they meet in port in the weeks prior to Christmas. Later, on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, when the ship is in the middle of the ocean, the captain will hold a celebration, and all the crew will open their satchels, each containing:

  • One sweatshirt — hooded or unhooded (size L-XL),
  • Three pairs of socks — thermal or white gym,
  • One casual pullover T-shirt (size M-L),
  • One knit winter cap,
  • One can of nuts or bar of chocolate, and
  • A Christmas card from you.

What might otherwise have been another lonely night at sea becomes instead a joyous occasion, not only because of the beautiful gifts, but because strangers ashore have taken the time to share the spirit of Christmas with these seafarers.

10 Bags to hold the gifts are available at the back of the church.  The list of what to include is inside the bag.  Still want more information?  Contact Chris Roehrer, (212) 677-4800 (ext. 1203)


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Daily Bible Verse

17 October 2019

  • Acts 17:22-34

    22Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, "Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship,

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