For Advent and Lent, we invite families to help with their sacrifices and generosity at these special times to help assist those in need in our area.
The weekend before Thanksgiving, our Advent Giving Tree is installed. We accept requests from needy families for a new item of clothing for children under age 14; these requests are placed on tags that make up our Giving Tree in church. A family adds the item to their shopping list and returns it wrapped for gift giving with the tag attached to the present. Volunteers can assist by: taking requests during scheduled times, sorting the packages or delivering gifts in time for the Christmas holiday.
During Lent, the tree holds tags with a variety of items that are used to fill special Easter baskets for the women and children of Abby’s House and Visitation House in Worcester. These items are collected through Lent. Before Holy Week volunteers are needed to assemble the baskets and deliver them to Worcester in time for Easter. For more information, please contact the Ministry Center at (508) 765-3701.