The Giving Tree Returns — The Giving Tree started at Soapstone UMC many years ago but within the last 10 years changed focus to concentrate on assisting the families hosted by Family Promise over the Christmas holiday.

Starting Sunday, November 19, the Missions Committee will have a table outside the sanctuary where we will accept donations for the Giving Tree. The donations will be used to purchase gifts for the families who are in the Emergency Shelter program with Family Promise the week of Christmas. You may also give online and reference “giving tree” in the box next to “Missions.”

On Saturday, December 9, we will take the parents shopping so they can pick out the gifts for their families. We will also provide childcare during the shopping hours. We need volunteers to serve as shopping assistants and childcare providers (at the Family Promise Day Center). Sign up here if you can help. Contact Gretchen Shea if you need more information or have questions.