Holiday Serving Guide

Find opportunities to gift your time and money.

Make Christmas about the gifts

Make the most of your Christmas when you give your time and possessions to help those who need you. These serving opportunities are sponsored through a Rooftop ministry. Contact Jacob Prahlow, pastor of connections and church planting at for info about ongoing service projects.

Give your time

Homeless Outreach

Monday, Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 17 | 5:45 p.m. | Meet at Rooftop to car pool 

Bring the kids? Older children with adult supervision 

Join one of two teams that help feed and distribute winter clothing to the homeless just north of downtown. Help restore dignity and encourage those in need of hope in Jesus this holiday season. More info:

Affton Christian Food Pantry

Thursdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 20 | Time: 5:30 - 8 pm | 4960 Heege Road, 63123 

Bring the kids? Older children with adult supervision 

Stock the shelves and help clients shop at the food pantry. Rooftop is 

usually responsible for the pantry on the 3rd & 5th Thursday of every month. Or drop food donations in the Rooftop lobby. More info:

Nursing Home Ministry Visit

Sunday, Dec. 2 | 2 - 4 pm | 9645 Big Bend Blvd

Bring the kids? Yes, any age.

Help residents at Bethesda Dilworth Nursing Home get to and from chapel services. Connect with residents and show them love for an afternoon. When they smile, it will be worth it. More info:

Foster Parent’s Night Out

Sunday, Dec. 2 | 4 - 7 pm | at Rooftop | Sign up online to serve

Serve fostering and adoption families by caring for their kids. Help lead games, serve pizza and supervise crafts. More info:

New City Fellowship Work Day

Saturday, Dec. 8 | 8:30 am - 1 pm | New City Church, 3502 Grace Ave. 

Bring the kids? Older children with adult supervision 

Serve refugees, the poor, and the elderly with New City Fellowship. Work includes home repairs, cleaning and other projects. More info:  

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, Dec. 24 | 4 and 5:30 pm | at Rooftop | RSVP to

Help greet guests or make coffee for a special services open to the community. More info:

Give your stuff


Rooftop’s Homeless Outreach extended their sock drive through November. Socks are the most requested and least donated items. Please drop new men’s and women’s socks in the church lobby. More info:

Mexico Mission Cash Drive

Rooftop is sending a team to Reynosa Mexico just after Christmas to build houses for poor families. Bless the people of the Colonia by donating cash so the team can buy furnishings. Pick an envelope off a Mexico tree in the lobby. Return your donation in the sealed envelope to the offering bags during the service or in the box on the lobby counter by Sunday, Dec. 16. 

More info:

Gift a Homeless Friend

Pick a tag from the Homeless Outreach tree in the lobby and bring back a gift from a wish list for our special friends. All gifts must be wrapped and returned by Sunday, Dec. 16 so the team can give away the donations by Christmas. More info:

SIM Christmas Gift Catalog

Celebrate Christ with a life-transforming gift. Give a year’s worth of food or fresh water to a needy family in the SIM Gift Catelog. SIM is a mission organization that launches Christian workers into the field. Gift guides can be found online at

Give your time and your stuff

Christmas Movie Marathon

Saturday, Dec. 15 | 10 am - 6 pm | RSVP for the event at

Rooftop’s Christmas celebration is not just a holiday open house with movies, popcorn and treats. It’s a mission. Here’s how you can give back.

Fill a seat. Fill a belly. - Rooftop will donate to the Affton Christian Food Pantry on behalf of every person who attends the event.

Bring Canned Goods - We’ll take your donation to the Affton Christian Food Pantry.

Let Us Wrap Your Gift - Little elves will be on hand to wrap your presents for a cash donation to the food pantry.

Volunteer to Serve - We need people to greet, make coffee, wrap gifts and help kids with crafts. Sign up online at