Issaquah Christian Church’s Christmas tree sale benefits mission to Mexico

November 22, 2011

By Staff

Jim Rockstad, a member of Issaquah Christian Church, stands next to a model house showing the mission work done with funds raised during the annual Christmas tree sales. By Greg Farrar

The annual Christmas tree lot at Issaquah Christian Church will open at noon the day after Thanksgiving.

The lot is on church property at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., a mile and a half south of the city limits.

“Buy a Noble fir for a noble cause” at the lot where proceeds from sales support missions, including Mexico homebuilding. Each year, a team of adults and teens travel to Mexico in June to build homes there at no cost to those in need.

This year, 38 adults and teenagers participated in the building of about 15 homes and a church near Tijuana. A model Mexico home has been constructed on the church property and people are encouraged to tour the model.

The model home measures a scant 11-feet-by-22 feet — a castle to families south of the border who often live in cardboard boxes.

The “Christmas tree lot with a heart” has all sizes of trees, grown locally and fresh cut. A variety of trees will be on display including Noble, Douglas and Fraser firs. Also included this year will be some Grand firs, White pines, Norway spruces, Canaan and Nordman trees. Sizes vary from 3 to16 feet in height. On display will be various sizes of tree stands and a variety of heavenly ornaments; 25-foot long garland, wreaths, swags and crosses made of noble fir cuttings will also be available for customers this year.

Hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and cookie treats will be served to all with ongoing Christmas songs to get everyone into the spirit of the Christmas season.

Hours of operation are from noon-9 p.m. Nov. 25; and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 through Dec. 24.

Call 392-5848 or go to www.iccweb.org.

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