The winter holidays are a special time to celebrate how much we can do together when the Spirit moves among us during the holiday season.
Each year, members and friends of this congregation have provided food resources for hearty Thanksgiving meals, and Christmas-time gifts for children. We've made the holidays brighter for approximately 150 families (and over 200 children) yearly, even during the early days of the covid-19 pandemic. St. Paul's has also served annually as the Montgomery County local partner for the Department of Health and Human Services "Holiday Giving Project."
In order for the Holiday Giving Project to continue in 2023, we must assemble a team of three volunteer coordinators from the St. Paul's community (with guidance and support from our staff) to arrange and hold Holiday Giving events:
- County Liaison and Data Coordinator attends county Holiday Giving Project meetings over Zoom and cross-checks the county lists with our local Hunger Ministry list.
- Gift Coordinator determines the dates for gift collection/distribution and the types of donations we will use, including reviewing recipient ages to identify gift-drive needs.
- Distribution and Event Coordinator organizes a team of willing hands to work with gift collection, sorting, and the planning of the distribution event.
- ALSO NEEDED: Wonder Workers are those willing to assist the coordinators in the execution of the various duties!
To find out more or volunteer, contact St. Paul's Ministry Table member Grace Graham directly, or Erin Steele in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sadly, if we are unable to find volunteer leadership for the Holiday Giving Project, we will be unable to offer special Thanksgiving resources or Christmas gifts for our vulnerable neighbor this year. St. Paul’s active support of the Montgomery County Holiday Giving Project depends on you!
Holiday Giving opportunities exist over-and-above the work we do year-round to support worthy causes and alleviate hunger. For information about our food program, please view our Hunger Ministry page.