Standard Newswire is a cost-effective and efficient newswire service for public policy groups, government agencies, PR firms, think-tanks, watchdog groups, advocacy groups, coalitions, foundations, colleges, universities, activists, politicians, and candidates to distribute their press releases to journalists who truly want to hear from them.

Do not settle for an email blasting service or a newswire overloaded with financial statements. Standard Newswire gets your news into the hands of working journalists, broadcast hosts, and news producers.

Find out how you can start using Standard Newswire to

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD

VIEW ALL Our News Outlets
Sign Up to Receive Press Releases:

Standard Newswire™ LLC
One Penn Plaza, Suite 6202
New York, NY 10119, USA.
(212) 290-1585

Black Friday Becomes Bless Friday® -- Bless Friday Celebrates 10th Year

NEWS PROVIDED BY

Bless Friday®

Nov. 18, 2019

 

HOUSTON, Nov 18, 2019 /Standard Newswire/ --Since 2010, Bless Friday® has provided an alternative to hectic Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. Churches and Christians in Houston, The Woodlands, Katy, Trinity, and Cotulla Texas and Seattle, Washington are preparing service projects that honor Christ at Christmas on Friday, November 29 and also on Saturday the 30th. These churches encourage families and individuals to celebrate Bless Friday® as an alternative to Black Friday.

 

Bless Friday® is a movement to honor Christ by starting the Christmas season with service. Our vision is to transform Black Friday, a national shopping phenomenon, into Bless Friday®, a spirit-filled service day.

 

Houston churches' efforts will include; sending congregants to The Beacon, a homeless shelter established by Christ Church Cathedral; helping at the Houston Food Bank; assisting at The Forge, a mission to families in an economically disadvantaged area; holding a clothing give away; and preparing the public areas of the Open Door Mission for Christmas. ODM helps addicted, homeless and disabled men. At-home activities include packing rice and beans for the Fuente Food Pantry, making Christmas Blessing Boxes for the Seafarers Mission at the Port of Houston and making no-sew pillows for the Amazing Place, a wellness center for people dealing with dementia.

 

Activities in other cities include: assisting at The Good Shepherd Mission in Huntsville, Texas; visiting and playing games with residents in a nursing home in Cotulla; cleaning up a church campus in The Woodlands, and working at food banks in Katy and Seattle. This is the first year for Bless Friday® in Katy.

 

Chuck Fox, founder of Bless Friday®, states, "Starting your Christmas celebration by helping others changes how you view the season. Children especially may be transformed as they shift their focus from receiving presents to serving others. Join us by choosing an activity that honors Christ, gather together your family and friends, and start your Christmas celebration with service."

 

Bless Friday® was founded in 2010 in Houston to change the way Americans celebrate Christmas. Please see our website, BlessFriday.org or contact Chuck.Fox@BlessFriday.org, 713-502-6356

 

SOURCE Bless Friday®

 

CONTACT: Chuck Fox, 713-502-6356, Chuck.Fox@BlessFriday.org

 

Related Links

 

BlessFriday.org