For many years, the youth group has sponsored a day of making gingerbread houses as a fundraiser for the triennial National Youth Gathering. The funds help send our youth on a once in a lifetime journey to celebrate their faith and learn more about Jesus with over 20,000 other young people from around the world! Usually most families gather in our Family Center to make the houses and to enjoy Santa, cookies, and a time of making this festive decoration. Some families pick up their houses and the items to decorate their houses so they can enjoy the experience at home.
This year, we will have the gingerbread houses and all of the candy, frosting and other decorations ready for decorating on Saturday, December 3rd. The price for houses will remain at $60. As in the past, for those people who wish to donate a house, we will happily find a family to receive your donation. Please look for flyers and email in the coming weeks with more information.
Backpacks for the Homeless
Help us bless our local homeless neighbors with the gift of basic items.
Each backpack is filled with:
toothbrush, toothpaste, comb or brush, deodorant, socks, gloves, scarf/beanie, lip balm, wash cloth, hand towel, lotion, shampoo, bar soap, hand sanitizer, band aids, razor, a blank card with a stamp on envelope for recipient to send to someone, a Christmas card from you.
The cost of a single backpack is $30.