Gathered for worship.... Scattered for Service

Even when our gatherings are virtual and our giving is no-contact, we can make a difference this holiday season.

Peace on Earth, 

Food for the Hungry,

Education for a Child...

This year, give the gifts you've really always wanted!


A Scattered for Service gift is really three gifts in one. 

  • It's a gift to the beneficiaries you choose, whether you're supporting local charities or global programs. 
  • It's a gift to those in whose honor you make your choice and who receive acknowledgement cards.
  • And it's a gift to yourself, saving you from the hassle of shopping for "stuff" when you can give to worthwhile efforts to bring comfort, cheer, and peace on earth. 


The program will  look different in 2020, and will feature an online selection of the most popular gifts. You will still select a ministry or agency from our list and your financial support will be sent to them for use as directed. You will receive personalized acknowledgement cards, which you may in turn give to loved ones in whose honor each contribution was made. 


We will also include an order form and instructions in the December edition of The Epistle Newsletter for those who prefer to use paper forms and checks.

How it works

Follow these simple steps and all your Christmas shopping will be done before you know it!

  1. On November 30, the virtual Scattered for Service catalog will be available on this page in the sections below. 
  2. Peruse the list. There will be local and international organizations, ranging from Bethesda Help and West River Center to Heifer International and UMCOR. Choose which organization is a good match for the people on your Christmas list!
  3. Use the link to go to the online order form and use your credit card OR find a copy of the form in the December edition of the Epistle and make your donations by check using the instructions there.
  4. Fill out your order form selecting all of the gifts you’ve chosen.
  5. If you wish, we will provide personalized cards for each item. You’ll receive your cards within a few weeks, ready to go to loved ones.
  6. Please note that this year, we will not have a Fair Trade Winds Craft Market available for shopping.
  7. After the order period closes, the Scattered for Service team will compile all of the receipts and send 100% of the donations we've collected to the organizations as directed.
  8. If you have questions, please contact the church office or coordinator Lyn Walker.

SCattered for Service: 2020 Virtual Catalog

This year we offer 16 different organizations that you can choose to support as part of our alternative gifting program.

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