Advent Mission Opportunties
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Please bring all filled shoeboxes to worship this Sunday, November 18. Bring them to the altar area as your arrive in worship so that they may be dedicated as part of the service. After worship, volunteers will load up vehicles to drive the boxes to a collection point. Questions? Contact Dottie Chilton at email@example.com.
STEP Christmas Store
Through Monday, December 3
Provide a Christmas toy or game for families in the STEP (Strategies to Elevate People) program at Gilpin Court to purchase at a discount for their children at Christmas. Choose a tag from the bicycles in the sanctuary and fellowship hall. Please return gifts by Monday, December 3 so the Missions Committee can deliver them to the Calhoun Center. Questions? Contact Gregg Butler in the church office, 804-360-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Monday, December 10
Poinsettias are available in honor and memory of loved ones for $20 or a listing in the Christmas Poinsettia insert for $10 with all proceeds to benefit youth missions. Plants will be used to decorate the sanctuary and fellowship hall on December 23 and then may be taken home. Deadline to order is Monday, December 10. Paper order forms available at the youth gift card table on Sunday mornings or you may order and pay online through Realm at www.tinyurl.com/poinsettias2018.
Baby Shower for Jesus
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
We invite children, four year olds to fifth grade, to a baby shower party on Sunday, December 16, at 4:00 pm in the chapel building. Kids are asked to bring diapers, baby wash cloths, bibs, and wet wipes to be given to young teen moms. We will watch a Christmas movie in our PJs. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow for comfortable movie watching. Questions? Contact Pastor Beanie at email@example.com.
Caring Clothes Closet Giving Tree
Through Monday, December 24
Choose an ornament from the giving trees located in the foyer of the sanctuary and in the fellowship hall. Purchase the needed item for the Caring Clothes Closet and bring the gift back to church and put under the tree or drop off at the CCC front porch.
Through Monday, December 31
This year's Advent offering supports three areas of need in our community and world: UMCOR (United Methodist Committee
of Relief) in response to the natural disasters that have affected so many; UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) which
provides housing and services to high-risk children and their families; and Youth Mission Trip scholarship fund so that SGUMC
youth can serve in mission. Please write Advent in the memo of your check or support online through Realm Giving.
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Youth Ministry Gift Cards
Remember the SGUMC Youth Ministry Gift Card program for all your shopping needs! You can purchase gift cards at face value and the youth ministry receives a percentage of the sale to support youth missions. Check out the selection every Sunday morning in the sanctuary narthex between services or go to www.shadygroveumc.net/youth-documents for a downloadable order form and access to even more cards.
Operation Christmas Child