Give Back This Holiday Season
‘Tis The Season! The Giving Tree Is Up In The Lobby!
It’s that wonderful time of year when we all have the opportunity to bring some Christmas magic to our community! The Deacon’s Giving Tree ministry is November 24 – December 15. To participate, you just pick an ornament tag from the tree (or two, or however many you’d like), purchase a gift for the person on the tag, and bring the wrapped gift with the tag affixed back to church before December 15.
This year we are collecting gifts for two local organizations:
- We will once again be partnering with Opening Doors, a local agency based in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood that assists refugees from all over the world assimilate into our community. Gifts for this organization will be for the children of the families they serve. Ornament tags for Opening Doors will have the age and gender of the child to buy for, or you can take a “diapers” tag and bring a package of diapers, any size. All gifts should be unwrapped.
- For the first time this year, we will be partnering with Next Move Homeless Services, a subsidiary of Goodwill. Gifts will be given to their Home at Last clients, who are newly-homed senior citizens. Ornament tags for Home at Last will list the gender of the recipient(s) and the item(s) that the recipient needs for their new home (like Santa’s list!). These gifts can be wrapped.
Over the years, this congregation has brought the joy of the season to thousands in our community; over 200 gifts in 2018 alone! Thank you all for your continued support of this fun, festive, and essential program. If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office at (916) 442-8939.