OUR COMMUNITY CARES EVEN IN JUNE!
Reprinted from June 2008 Messenger.
Why write about a Thanksgiving/Christmas program in June?
Because as a church becomes involved in its Stewardship Campaign, as members, we are being asked to support the work of our church with our prayers, and finances.
Our Community Cares is an outreach that has been going on for about twenty years. Throughout its history, it has had several names: Alternative Christmas, Adopt-A-Family and within the last couple of years, Community Cares. Yet, the purpose of the program has remained unchanged to provide help for families in need during the holiday season.
We provide for Thanksgiving dinner and at Christmas, we provide gifts for children and gift cards to Stop&Shop.
There are several ways you may become a part of this outpouring of love that is very much appreciated by the receiving families.
- You may adopt a family which means you provide a family with gifts and or food.
- You may donate to our Holiday Fund.
- You may give of your time, using the donated money to go out and shop for a family, wrap gifts, help hand out and deliver gifts and food.
- And of course, when all is said and done, people need our prayers.
Please consider plannning to support the Community Cares program; at the time of year when it is so easy to become caught up in the frantic commercialism of the season, this program can offer the true joy of giving.