Our mission is to see families strengthened and vulnerable groups connected into community. Christmas is our opportunity to reach and help vulnerable people with practical and social needs, and to connect them into a community that loves and believes in them – just like Jesus loves and believes in us.
We believe it’s every child’s right to receive a gift on Christmas Eve, and for every person to know they are loved and not alone. This is why we in Copenhagen, Malmö and Aarhus collect gifts and distribute the gifts to vulnerable people in our community, who may not be able to afford gifts or have no one to receive gifts from. As a church we can do something about this.
To give a gift to someone in need, you can pick up an Angel Tree tag at your church location. Each tag has a QR code on it, which will lead you to various gift suggestions on this page
To show that we care, please give a new gift (not second hand), and leave it unwrapped as we want the gifts to all look the same. Please also make sure that you bring back the gift before the deadline shown on your tag.
In Copenhagen we celebrate Christmas and have dinner with homeless, refugees and elderly people. We seek to include them into a community that loves and believes in them – just like Jesus loves and believes in us.
Special! If your family wants to serve together, you have an opportunity to bring your kids to the refugee fellowship to play with other kids.
Refugee fellowship – 7th of December
Nursing Home – 8th of December
Homeless Dinner – 15th of December
In Malmö you have an opportunity to meet your neighbors, when we invite the neighborhood over for coffee and cake in our building after the Christmas carol service on the 9th of December.
You can volunteer to wrap the gift (December 19th) that have been collected throughout the month and then help handing them out (December 20th) to aid-organizations around the city of Malmö.
In Aarhus you have an opportunity to serve and bless your community by participating in a Christmas dinner hosted by Salvation Army. The Christmas dinner is a great way to practically show love for the people in our city.
The event is on the December 20th. You will be helping with practicalities throughout the day and handing out the gifts that have been collected in church through Angel Tree.
Christmas Eve is spent with family, but don’t forget you have a family in church as well. We do church in cities with many people coming and going, and some people may for different reasons not have family or friends in Denmark or Malmö to spend Christmas Eve with. They aren’t homeless but could be exchange students, expats or simply just new to the city.
If you have room for one or two more people at your dinner table for Christmas Eve, or if you’re the one needing a place to celebrate Christmas Eve, let us help you get connected.
No matter if you live in Copenhagen, Malmö or Aarhus, we will try our best to find a host or guest for you.
Please sign up before the December 16th.
Girl 0-1 years
Girl 2-3 years
Girl 4-5 years
Girl 6-8 years
Drawing and painting utensils
Disney audio books
Girl 9-11 years
Girl 12-15 years
DVDs and movies
Girl 16-18 years
DVD’s and movies
Boy 0-1 years
Boy 2-3 years
Brio Train (Toy)
Interactive Children books
Coloring and drawing utensils
Boy 4-5 years
Drawing and coloring utensils
Boy 6-8 years
Disney audio books
Boy 9-11 years
Board games and card games
Soccer ball and soccer stuff
Boy 12-15 years
Soccer ball and soccer equipment
DVDs and movies
Boy 16-18 years
DvD’s and movies
Hand crafted Christmas cards
Hand crafted Christmas cards
Homeless Men and Women in Malmö
Homeless Women and Men in Copenhagen
Please contact Silas firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on giving to homeless men and women in Copenhagen
Angel Tree FAQ
Q: What is Angel Tree?
A: The Angel Tree is our way as a church to care for the vulnerable in our community by collecting gifts in the congregation and distributing them to those in need.
Q: Should I wrap the present?
A: No, we will wrap the presents so they all look the same.
Q: What can I buy for this person?
A: You can scan the QR-Code to find more information and gift suggestions.
Q: Is it okay to bring second hand presents?
A: No, we want to value and appreciate the individual who is receiving the gift with something new.
Q: When do I need to come back with the present?
A: On every tag you will find a date for when we need to receive the presents.
Q: I want to buy a gift for a child, but there are no tags left. Can I still buy a gift for a child?
A: Each tag represents an individual we know. Therefore we can only promise your gift is needed and helpful if you buy a gift for the specific tags we have available.
Q: Do you receive gifts without the tag?
A: Yes, we do. Please make sure to let our volunteers know the age and gender you had in mind when you bought the present.
Q: What happens if I bring in the gift after the deadline?
A: It will most likely be given to someone else but in the same category. But please bring it in time, so we can make sure to have a present for the people we have promised a gift.
Q: I have lost the tag how do I then find information on which type of present I should buy?
A: Go to the website angeltree.hillsong.dk for more information.
Q: Is it possible to drop of the gift at another time and place?
A: Apart from Sunday services in Bremen, you can drop it of at either Sisterhood United Night on the 30th November at Frelsens Hær, Frederiksberg.
Q: How can I join the Christmas dinners or some of the other initiatives?
A: Scan the QR code that will lead you to the webpage. On the webpage there will be sign up opportunity where you can choose to volunteer at the events that fit your schedule.
Q: How many people does the Christmas Dinners involve?
A: In total of all the three Christmas Dinners in CPH we are aiming for 120 guests and another 45 volunteers. In Malmö and Aarhus it is uncertain to say how many will join since these are our first Christmas dinners there.
Q: I want to join CityCare on a regular basis, who do I contact?
A: Speak to any of the CityCare volunteers in the foyer, visit citycare.hillsong.dk or send an email to email@example.com to get involved.