Angel Tree Ministry
The Angel Tree ministry offers all of us a chance to help children and their parents in our community to enjoy the Christmas season. In November, the local Salvation Army gives us “angels” and their gift requests. We choose from more than 140 angel tags that hang from Christmas trees in the Tilford Room. And then, we shop!
We are able to organize the distribution of angel tags and the collection of gifts with the help of a large group of volunteers on November 17, November 24, and December 8 following each service.
As an Angel Tree volunteer, we:
· Help the congregation to find the tree which holds the age group they wish to shop for.
· Pass on written instructions to the congregation how to handle the return of the shopping bag.
· On December 8, all of the bags of toys and clothing will be returned to the Tilford Room. Volunteers check them off and make sure we have every angel accounted for and returned.
· The final step (that same date) is to deliver all 145 bags to the Salvation Army distribution center.
We need volunteers to help with SUVs or trailers to move the gifts to that location.
Take advantage of this annual opportunity! Join another of the Outreach Committee’s efforts to serve our community. Contact Jim Taylor.