Poinsettias: If you would like to help decorate the Sanctuary during Advent to honor a special person, or remember a loved one, you may do so by ordering a poinsettia. Sign-up at the table in the narthex at church or call the church office. The cost is $7.00, payable when placing your order. You may take your poinsettia home with you following the 8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service.
SONlights: During Advent the evergreen trees, outside the north end of Brashaber Hall, are decorated with SONlights as a tribute to or remembrance of family members and friends. You may sign up for lights in honor or memory of family members or friends in the narthex. SONlights are $3.00 each and monies will be used to purchase gift certificates for food to persons who are in need of assistance during the holiday season. If you are aware of a family in need, please contact the church office. A SONlight list of all those honored and remembered will be posted on the bulletin board at the church.
Angel Tree: Jesus gave us the greatest gift when he came to live among us in order to save us. Through our Angel Tree, we can extend his love to others at Christmas time by sharing gifts with those less fortunate. The Christmas tree in the narthex will be decorated with angels that represent individual children and adults for whom you can provide a gift. To participate, please select an angel ornament off the tree, sign your name by the corresponding number on a sheet located on the table by the tree, and purchase a gift(s) based on the suggestions on the back side of the angel ornament. Gift purchases should be approximately $25.00. Please wrap the gift, place the angel ornament with the gift, and return the gifts to the church on or before December 10th.
Bell Ringing: The Salvation Army Red Kettles provide funds for their food pantry, emergency financial assistance, youth development, and more. Visit the table in the Narthex to sign-up to Ring the Bell! St. Paul has volunteered to provide the following shifts: December 4th, 4-8 PM at Rural King; December 6th, 2-6 PM at Sam’s Club; December 11th, 4-6 PM at College Mall/Dick’s; December 14th, 4-8 PM at Sam’s Club. Your support helps The Salvation Army provide a source of hope for those needing assistance in our community.