The Christmas Pantry: Helping Our Neighbors in Need

cardinal_cornerOur Christmas Pantry is coming soon! This December, as part of our monthly Outreach Food Pantry, we will be providing food boxes with supplies for Christmas dinner to our pantry families. In addition, we will deliver food boxes to area shut-ins.

Please sign up to pick up food boxes at Kroger Rio Hill and bring them back to St. Paul’s. You can also volunteer to help pantry families load food boxes into their cars or deliver food to our elderly neighbors in need. Our Christmas Pantry will take place on Wednesday, December 17. Volunteer sign-up sheets and information will be available in the Parish Hall beginning Sunday, November 30 or you can click here to sign up right now. Questions? Contact Debbie Weaver.

Are you eager to help but don’t have time to give? Your monetary contribution will help make this work possible. All contributions enthusiastically received! Please note “outreach holiday food” on your check or when giving online. And thank you!

Advent Wreath Workshop November 30

advent wreath 05Our annual Advent wreath workshop is November 30th in the Parish Hall at 9:30 a.m. In addition to making an advent wreath for your home, this year’s festivities include making an advent wreath for Friends with Flowers, a supervised children’s corner, musical entertainment, and refreshments. If you can donate greens, please contact the Rev. Sarah. Greens should be delivered to the church by Saturday, November 29th. Adult Forum and Sunday school classes will combine for this intergenerational event!

St. Nick’s Nite is December 12

st nick 01FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 5:30-7:30 (Christmas Outreach)

Last year’s St. Nick’s Nite was such a SUCCESS and so much FUN that we are going to repeat it this year (with a few changes). We are looking for some folks to help head up this event.

DINNER: we need someone to organize the food donations and the volunteers to serve and to clean up. This part has very few changes from last year. Recipes provided if needed!

GIFT WRAPPING: last year, we discovered our families would rather wrap the gifts themselves. We need a volunteer to purchase (outreach funds), to organize and to distribute the wrapping paper.

CHILDREN’S CRAFT: A HUGE hit last year, this part of the event is being reorganized and youth willing to be involved will work on this part of the event. Any and all ideas cheerfully considered!

GIFT DISTRIBUTION AND ORGANIZATION: We need many volunteers with good ideas and energy. If you are interested in any of the above, please contact Jane Baer.