Through this year’s angel tree project, we of St. Anne’s will be carrying out our mission of manifesting the love of Christ through justice. According to Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, distributive justice is realized when everyone has enough of basic necessities and no one lives in fear of want.)
You are invited to participate in providing gifts of comfort and cheer to 15 of our neighbors who are financially strapped and struggling to do anything more than survive. The recipients have been identified by Ginny or are Fuzzy Friends Pet Food Pantry clients identified by John Lockwood, the director of Fuzzy Friends. Starting Sunday, 11/27, there will be a Christmas tree in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall displaying about 60 tags. Each tag will have a gift request on it. To protect the privacy of our gift recipients, each tag will also have on it a set of letters and numbers representing the identity of the person the gift is for. (Such as HH1A1 – for Household 1, Adult 1.) Please take a tag and replace it with an angel ornament from the nearby basket.
Please purchase the requested item and bring it back to St. Anne’s no later than 12/18. Please WRAP each gift and BE SURE TO ATTACH THE ORIGINAL TAG so we know what it is and who it’s for. Wrapped gifts may be placed under the Christmas tree in the Fellowship Hall.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: If your tag is a request for a gift card from a grocery store, do not wrap the card, DO attach the original tag to it, and give it to Mark in the parish office or to Faith Lockwood, Debbie Walker or Julie Dubuisson during a Sunday service. If you would prefer to have a member of the Outreach Committee do the shopping and wrapping for you, please put in an envelope one or more tags from the tree, money for purchasing the requested items and a note with your name on it. Then give the envelope to Mark in the parish office or one of the other Outreach members named above.
The Outreach Committee hopes this activity will enhance your advent preparations for Christmas.