During the Advent season, a symbolic Branch of Jesse will decorate our Narthex. The Branch is a representation that connects God’s faithfulness through the Old Testament to the newness in the form of the birth of Jesus. Just as God gave us the gift of life through Jesus Christ, we will share this hope with others in our community through the giving of Christmas gifts.
In lieu of wrapped gifts, $35 gift cards will be provided for our friends at Freedom House (a half-way house for men) and their Family Afterward program, Good News Home (a drug/alcohol abuse treatment center for women), Anderson House (a half-way house for women), and others. In order to provide these gift cards, we are asking for monetary donations only. With these funds, we will purchase the gift cards and distribute them to the recipients. Monetary donations can be made via check, cash, or PayPal. Please note "Giving Branch" on the check or on the envelope if donating cash. There is a secure black box outside the Church office for anyone wanting to drop off, or it can be mailed to the Church. If donating through PayPal, please use the button below. Please note: if using the PayPal link, $1.22 is added to each $35 donation to cover PayPal’s service fee (e.g., to make a donation for 2 gift cards, the charge will be $72.44.)
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