The Longest Night (sometimes called Blue Christmas) service is a meditative Eucharist service designed especially for those for whom the holidays are difficult. Whether you are grieving, experiencing loss, or you just need a quiet moment in the midst of a harried season, you are welcome to join us on Sunday, December 15th, 5:30 p.m. in the church.
December 6th, 2013 is St. Nicholas Day. In celebration and honor of this Patron Saint of Children, our parish will host its first St. Nick’s Nite.
This year, parishioners have selected tags for a child of a certain age, rather than a specific child. Gifts are due at St. Paul’s by Sunday, December 1st for our first-ever celebration of St. Nick’s Night on Friday, December 6th. In a new way of reaching out to our neighbors we will open the Parish Hall to our regular Food Pantry parents and their children for an evening of joy.
At 5:30 p.m. our pantry parents will be led on a “shopping’’ trip for Christmas gifts. While they search through tables filled with the abundance we reap from the Giving Tree, their children will be crafting gifts to take home and share. And what is a party without food and music?
Won’t you please volunteer to help at this wonderful event? Do you craft or cook or like to play music? Volunteers of all ages are welcome! CONTACT: Jane Baer if you have questions or would like to volunteer.
Our 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 those who call asking for help. In addition, we will deliver food boxes to area shut-ins, whose names are provided to us by JABA. Will you help?
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 18. Volunteer sign-up sheets and information are available in the Parish Hall beginning Sunday, November 24 or you can click here to sign up online.
We would very much welcome monetary contributions as well, to cover to cost of the food boxes. Simply mark your check “Holiday Food.”