MLM Christmas Store

The MLM Christmas Store serves 1,000 needy families with Christmas gifts every single year. For some of these families, this is only gift they will receive. Volunteers are always needed at the end of November & the first few weeks of December each year. For more information either visit the MLM website at or contact Suzanne Bartling, MLM Director of Outreach Ministry at 816-285-3146 or

Help MLM's Christmas Store by visiting the Christmas Tree in the Atonement narthex when it is up in July & November. Ornaments on the tree suggest gifts that can be left under the tree. Gifts items should be NEW and unwrapped. Gifts are collected at the end of each designated month and either stored or transported to the Christmas Store location. Winter Clothing and Quen/King blankets are always in high demand. Please contact Bette Croes at for more information!

On the first Saturday in December we gather at Atonement to pack hundred of cookies into cookie tins to give to clients of The Chrimstas Store This is a wonderful family service opportunity. We are always in need of cookie tins, if you have some to donate, please contact Maryann at for more info on ways you can help!

Each year, Atonement helps with MLM's Spring Fling, which benefits the Christmas Store. This is a great event for families with children of all ages! It is on a Saturday each spring at Bethany Lutheran Church in Overland Park. A delicious pancake breakfast is served (Atonement members helping to cook), crafts and Easter goodies are available for sale and there are lots of carnival booths to keep kiddos entertained! Russell-Stover like boxes are always in need, please contact Bette Croes at Visit for more details on this year's event.