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Giving During Advent

St. Paul’s offers many opportunities to share your resources and there is no better time of year to give than during the Season of Advent.  Here are a few giving opportunities:

  1. Advent Envelopes – Blue envelopes provided in the pews throughout Advent, and on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Funds collected in these envelopes are designated to continue the mission and ministry of St. Paul’s.
  2. Christmas Plate – All undesignated collections in the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day collections will go to Outreach, specifically toward the Episcopal Build for Habitat for Humanity.
  3. St. Nicholas Ministry – Thanks to all who took a tag (or several) from the tree in the narthex. (As of this writing, there are still a few left.) Cash donations are always welcome and will help us prepare for next year.  Simply write “St. Nicholas” in the memo line of your check.
  4. Christmas Poinsettias – Honor or memorialize a loved one by donating to the altar guild. Poinsettias are used to decorate the sanctuary on Christmas Eve.  Red Poinsettia envelopes are located in the pews and donations will be accepted until December 13.   There is a $20 suggested donation for each poinsettia.
  5. Food Donations for Urban Ministries – Help feed our hungry neighbors by dropping off food items in the Little Red Wagon in the narthex. Food items are collected all year long-not just during Advent.
  6. Heifer International – invites us to honor our friends and loved ones with Christmas gifts that help struggling families lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.  Our donations placed in the Heifer Ark on Sunday mornings buy working animals for families in need around the world.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Heifer honor cards will be available in the St. Paul’s narthex.  Please take a card for each donation of $10, to send to family members or friends you wish to honor with your charitable gift.  St. Paul’s donations in 2015 have now surpassed $5000 for the GIFT ARK of animals.  With your generosity, we can give life-changing gifts to even more impoverished families and communities this year.  Alison Arnold, alisonearnold@gmail.com