Outreach Ministry: Advent Project 2017

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Cookies with Santa

Outreach Ministry

Our Advent project will again focus on supporting the “Cookies With Santa” party at St John’s Community Service Center.

Since the party will be on December 9, 2017, we will need to start collecting toys, mitten scarves and hats early! The tree will be up soon, and we will be collecting items on Sundays: November 12, 19, 26, and December 3.

As in the past, the tree will initially be decorated with ornaments (made by Merle Scheutte) with pictures of the gifts we will be collecting. If you like, you can take an ornament home with you as a reminder of what you would like to buy.
Choices include:

  • board games
  • balls
  • dolls (black preferred)
  • trucks
  • ear buds
  • art sets
  • toiletries
    • bodywash
    • lotion
    • special soaps
  • manicure sets
  • scarves
  • mittens or gloves
  • hats

Other toys suitable for children and teens are OK,, but please no guns or weapons, or toys that require batteries.

We will also collect money for the purchase of apples and oranges, which Walter Knoll Floral will supply to us at cost.

Plan on staying after church on December 3, 2017 to wrap gifts. We are looking for volunteers, teens and children over 10 and adults to help with set up for the party on the afternoon of Sunday, December 3, 2017.