Star Program 2014

christmastreeOur Christmas Star Program, which began 29 years ago, is now a joint effort with HOPE and 5 inner city parishes to provide Christmas to families in need. We provide gifts, a holiday meal, food and basic supplies to those who would otherwise go without.

Food collection will begin November 1st and go until December 14th. While we welcome any donated nonperishable food item, we have our “menu” below. There are baskets located at all entrances to church.

November 1/2
Pasta/Sauce, Rice, Stuffing, Canned Vegetables
November 8/9
Flour/Sugar, Cereal, Canned Fruit
Instant Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Canned Peas
November 22/23
Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Deodorant
November 29/30
Crackers, Peanut butter/Jelly, Beans, Canned Soup
December 6/7
Canned Meats, Baby Food, Diapers, Wipes
December 13/14
Laundry Soap, Dish Soap, Kleenex, Toilet Paper

Gift Stars will be available at all entrances to the church and on the Christmas tree in the Gathering Space on the
weekend of November 22. The wrapped gifts with stars attached will be due back to church on December 13/14.

If you would like to donate a turkey or ham this year, please contact Michelle Cummings @315-524-7589. If you leave a message, please indicate if you are donating a turkey or ham and your name and phone number. We are seeking volunteers for many facets of this wonderful ministry. If you are able to help with:

  • Food sorting (2/3 times a week Nov-Dec. weekday mornings)
  • Setting up our “Store” (nights the week of December 14)
  • Grocery shopping for families (Friday, December 19)
  • Drivers for distribution (Saturday am. December 20)

Please contact Kasey Baker at or 265-1616 For your convenience, please keep this information on your refrigerator for reference throughout the STAR