Our Christmas Star Program, which began 32 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 November 4th and go until December 10th. While we welcome any donated nonperishable food item, we have our grocery list below. Collection bas- kets 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 | Tissues
Crackers | Peanut butter | Jelly | Cookies | Dish Soap
Canned Meats | Granola Bars | Chunky Soup | Laundry Soap
TURKEYS and HAMS
If you would like to donate a turkey or ham this year, please contact Kasey Baker 265-1616. 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 weekend of November 18/19. The wrapped gifts with stars attached will be due back to church on December 9/10.
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 11th)
- Drivers for distribution (Saturday morning of December 16th)