This Advent season, Epworth has several ways for our parishioners to help our neighbors in need. This project is inspired by the three magi who traveled to meet the baby Jesus with precious gifts to honor and worship him. The three giving trees will be up starting Sunday, November 28. Two of the trees will be located in the lobby and one will be located near the Central Ave. entrance door. We are soliciting monetary donations this year. The trees will have “ornaments” hanging on them describing the projects we are supporting this Advent season. Take as many tags as you would like. Please make donations by Monday, December 27.
- Hawkins Elementary Stemm Academy
We hope to raise enough in donations to reward a boy and girl in each class at Hawkins STEMM Academy with a $25 reward for showing the most growth in their computerized literacy program.
- Feed Your Neighbor
Consider a monetary donation to assist our local Feed Your Neighbor Food Pantry. They are in need of funds to purchase needed food items for clients since food donations have decreased as many churches are still closed.Our partner pantry is located in Epiphany Lutheran Church on Reynolds Rd. and serves persons in our local neighborhoods.
- St. Paul’s Community Center
Our long time partner would like our assistance with making donations that will go toward necessary toiletries for their clients such as towels, razors, T-shirts, deodorant, etc. Donations of any kind are much appreciated!
- Heifer International
Heifer International is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world hunger and saving the earth by providing livestock, trees, training, and other resources to help poor families in the USA and around the globe. You can purchase heifers, llamas, goats, tree seedlings, honey bees, pigs, chickens, and more! Check out the tree “ornaments" for specific amounts to “purchase” these animals.
These donations can be dropped in the offering plate or brought to the church office during the week. Please be sure and write “Advent” and the agency you would like your donation to go towards in the memo section. OR donations can be made at the Epworth website, make sure you write in “Advent" and/or the agency you want your funds designated for.