Our Christmas Star Program, which began 31 years ago, is now a joint effort with HOPE and 4 inner city parishes to provide Christ- mas 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 Oc- tober 29 and go until Decem- ber 11th. While we welcome any donated nonperishable food item, we have our gro-
cery list below. Collection baskets will be located at all church entrances.
Weekly Collection Items
Pasta/Sauce | Rice | Stuffing
Instant Potatoes | Canned Vegetables | Cereal | Canned Fruit
Flour | Sugar | Gravy | Corn
Shampoo | Soap | Toothpaste | Deodorant
Crackers | Peanut butter | Jelly | Canned Soup
Canned Meats | Granola Bars | Boxed Cookies
Laundry Soap | Dish Soap | Kleenex
TURKEYS and HAMS
If you would like to donate a turkey or ham, please contact Anne Riley @265-1517. If you leave a message, please indicate if you are donating a turkey or ham and your name and phone number.
Gift Stars will be available at all entrances to the church and on the Christmas tree in the Gathering Space on the week- end of November 19/20. The wrapped gifts with stars at- tached will be due back to church on December 10/11.
We are seeking volunteers for many facets of this wonderful ministry. If you are able to help with:
- Setting up our “Store”
- Grocery Shopping for families (Week of December 12th)
- Drivers for distribution (Saturday morning of December 17th)