Christmas will be here before we know it and now is the time to request a Christmas family for adoption. For those new to UCUCC, members and friends adopt a family or an individual that has been provided to us by several agencies and purchase gifts for them. To eliminate contact between church members, agencies, and families we have decided that gifts will consist of gift cards only. We would like to provide the gift cards to families in early December to give parents/guardians time to purchase gifts for their families prior to Christmas.
Request a family or individual by emailing Kathy Kripps or calling (info is in the UCUCC directory). You will be provided with the family you requested along with the types of gift cards they would like and other instructions. Please budget for a minimum of $50 per individual. The agencies we are working with include Lake City Holiday Project, Bethany UCC, and Compass Housing Alliance.
Plan to attend the Advent Car Parade (Sunday, November 29, 1:30 – 3:30pm) to drop off your gifts, or make other arrangements with Kathy.
And of course, you may make a monetary gift to the church designated Christmas Families to serve families that are not adopted. Preference is for the donation to be made on-line (Go to Give on the website or in MyUCUCC), or you may mail it to the church.
Together we can help make Christmas special for many in our community.