This year we have a great spot in Fairfield Commons Mall located near Penny lower level just by entrance A.
The space has an open high end feel with a lot of windows. The wrappers are surprised when they arrive. Last year we were in a small tight no windowed space not made for people.
We just began yesterday and have had some great conversations and prayer time with people bringing their presents in to be wrapped.
One guy opened up about his 82 year old dad who just had a stroke. He was taking a break from 6 days at the hospital to shop. Having no extra time he was more than pleased to have his presents wrapped and to talk to a caring person.
One lady, who works for a hospital, brought her presents. She commented on how much our wrapping de-stressed her holiday season.
Others made comments like, ‘O you guys are that church who cares for our community.’ ‘I know about you guys.’ ‘I visited your place and liked it a lot.’
Times we wrap. 12 days of Christmas.
12 to 9 on weekends
12 to 2 then 6 to 9ish on weekdays.
We’ve found this is just about the right schedule.