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Christmas Giving Opportuities

Angel Tree, through December 12

Will you be someone’s angel this year? There will be a special Salvation Army Angel Tree in Fellowship Hall through December 12. Please consider purchasing Christmas gifts for one or more of the 150 Salvation Army “angels” (infant -12 year old child) selected by our church. Detailed instructions are available when you select your “angel.” All gifts are due December 12.

Casa de Amistad Baskets, through December 9

Please help provide low income Hispanic families with food for a special Christmas meal. Either write a check to First Presbyterian Church for $40.00 marked, “Casa Baskets” by December 2 and the shopping will be done for you!

Or fill a laundry basket, large bucket, or other reusable container with the items below:
5 lb Bag of Rice
2 lb Bag of Dried Pinto Beans
Bag of onions
Chili Peppers (dried red New Mexico pods)
Cooking Oil
Mole (brown sauce for meat)
Masa (flour for making tortillas)
Can of Jalapeños
Can of Tomatoes
Adobe powder (in spice area) or fresh garlic
Bag of cookies or a cake
Gift certificate from Los Compadres or Walmart for $10

Baskets are due to the church by December 9. Gracias!

Christmas Joy Offering, December 23

“Every generous act of giving…is from above.” James 1:17

Christmas is a time for giving in the spirit of Christ. Giving to this annual special offering assists church workers in their time of need and students in their time of promise. Please be generous on December 23.

Holiday Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed

Every Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day volunteers from First Presbyterian Church deliver nutritional meals to homebound seniors. By assisting on these days, we allow year-long volunteers to take a break during the holiday season. FPC also pays for the meals on these three days. The cost is generally around $1,000. Volunteers meet at the Council on Aging at 10:00 a.m. The routes take 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

If you are interested in delivering meals, please contact Sally Vandiver or contact the church office at 706- 543-4338. Since this is a popular family event, please be sure to sign up early as the slots fill quickly.

Donations can be made by writing a check to First Presbyterian with “Meals on Wheels Holiday Donation” noted on the bottom.

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