It’s Advent season!
This year our Advent Giving Tree
will be all about our neighbors!
St. Luke’s was recently contacted by the school and community engagement coordinator from Kennedy High School with a request for gift cards that go to assist economically vulnerable students and families who often have food insecurities and housing instability including homelessness. This time of the year the Kennedy HS coordinator turns to local faith communities for gift card donations for its students/families during the extended upcoming breaks. For several years, Kennedy HS has assisted families with gift cards to Cub, Target and Walmart during these times. As we know, COVID put a financial stress on many people in our community, particularly our Latino population. These families do not need pity; they need resources to lift them up and to know their community cares for them. It is with great compassion for our community that St. Luke’s steps up to help. Please consider a donation of a Walmart, Target or Cub gift cards.
Starting the evening of the Thanksgiving Eve service and throughout Advent, you will be able to purchase a gift card in the Narthex and then put an ornament on the Christmas tree in the Narthex! Gift cards will be sold in the Narthex in denominations as low as $10. Small ornaments will be added for incremental donations of $1. Those funds will be combined to purchase one or more gift cards. This will be a great way for kids, or anyone who is unable to give a larger donation, to participate. The gift that keeps giving…Gift cards will be purchased by St. Luke’s through the Scrip program and St. Luke’s will receive a rebate for each gift card sold; contributors will be supporting our community and St. Luke’s.
You can also bring in a gift card, send a check to church indicating it is for the Advent Tree and or buy/pay for a gift card via Simply Giving (available soon as Advent Giving option), indicating it is for the Advent tree and we will add an ornament to the tree for you.
LET’S FILL THE TREE with HOPE, PEACE, JOY, LOVE, LIGHT and ORNAMENTS!
Merry Christmas and Blessings,
The St. Luke’s Missions Team