WATERTOWN, NY – This weekend, a Watertown church is once again hosting a Christmas shopping marketplace unlike what most people are used to because it will be missing one thing – a cash register. New Life Christian Church, 255 Gaffney Dr. has turned their lobby into a marketplace void of price tags, where all items are up for grabs, for free.
“Last year was a huge success as hundreds of people from the community filled our lobby and were blessed with free items they could use as Christmas gifts. We are really looking forward to blessing people again this year,” says Senior Pastor Kirk Gilchrist.
The event will be held on Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in New Life Watertown Campus lobby. Free items include children’s books and toys, furniture, clothes, home decor items, and even valuable electronics. All items have been donated by New Life’s members.
“We ask our members to bring items of value. The key is something that hurts or is difficult to give away, so there’s no junk. It’s all stuff that we ourselves would be thrilled to receive on Christmas,” says Associate Pastor Christopher Hopper.
This Christmas Marketplace is part of a two-day giving extravaganza. Following the morning marketplace, New Life is distributing Christmas gifts to children in need from Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. They’ve partnered with The Children’s Home of Watertown to obtain wish lists for specific children, then solicited the help of its congregation to purchase the gifts.
As part of the final day of giving, New Life is providing its congregants with 4 gifts to be given away to people in the community after each of their five services (Watertown Campus 8:30, 9:45, 11:15 am and 12:30 pm; Depauvile Campus 10:00 am). Sunday Evening, the Watertown Campus will host its annual Christmas Concert to celebrate the advent of Christ. The concert will feature live music by Sprig Music recording artists, including Anthony Hoisington and Jeremy Thompson of Brothers McClurg, Jennifer Hopper, Jason Rodgers, and more. Admission to the concert is free and is open to the public. Doors open at 5:45 PM.
ABOUT NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: New Life Christian Church has two campuses in Jefferson County, with a third launching on the first of the year. Their Watertown Campus is located at 255 Gaffney Drive in Watertown, their Depauville Campus at 32487 Rt. 12 in Depauville, and their soon-to-be Carthage Campus will be located at 22791 County Rd 42 in Carthage. New Life is a Jesus centered, Spirit filled, Bible believing church. New Life’s vision is simple: Love God and love people. For more information visit newlifenny.com or download their app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or just search: newlifenny
Phone: (315) 788-0825