We really need your help to make the holidays special for our neighbors in need. There are many opportunities to participate throughout this season:
Thanksgiving – You can help by (1) donating individual Thanksgiving food such as corn, green beans, sweet potatoes/yams, other vegetables, stuffing, potatoes, rice, cranberry sauce, gravy, fruit, dessert item, juice (no refrigerated items, please!) (2) making a monetary contribution toward the purchase of perishables and/or Safeway/Giant gift cards, or (3) “adopting” a family, providing all the fixings for a savory Thanksgiving feast. There is an adopt-a-family sign-up sheet as well as a large envelope for monetary donations in the church office. For more information, please contact Meg Baker firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-589-1348.
The Giving Tree - We will once again be providing gifts for our neighbors in need this Christmas. The Giving Tree will be up and decorated beginning November 22 – we hope you will stop by to select a child for whom you are willing to provide a Christmas gift. We are asking that all gifts be delivered to St. Paul’s by Sunday morning, December 13. We will also be giving each family a Target or JC Penney gift card ($25) for last minute Christmas gifts, and you may wish to make this your contribution. For more information, please contact Meg Baker at email@example.com or 301-589-1348.
Cookies and Carols Party - St. Paul’s will be hosting its fourth annual Cookies and Carols party for these families on December 20 from 2:00-4:00 PM in Heavener Hall. Please join us in celebrating the season with our neighbors that day! There are also many opportunities to volunteer, such as baking sugar cookies and cupcakes, decorating Heavener Hall, and helping with children’s crafts. For more information, please contact Kim Longsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-320-3684.