The St. Nicholas Advent tree was put up on November 18, 2018 with 403 tags identifying children in need served by local agencies. Please take one or more of the tags from the tree and plan to join us for St. Nicholas Sunday on December 9, 2018. The tags are self-sticking and state whether to wrap the gift or not. Gifts will be delivered to the service agencies on the afternoon of December 9, so any gifts brought to the church after noon on December 9 WILL NOT reach the children for Christmas this year. If you have any questions, contact Colette Hibberd at 919-803-9828 or MM Cupitt at 387-7993.
We serve the following ministries:
- Children of the Migrant Farm Workers: CommWell Health serves families who come to NC as seasonal workers but remain throughout the winter each year. Please WRAP these gifts.
- The Healing Place: A rehab shelter for “homeless addicted” men with a success rate of nearly 70%. Gifts are distributed to these men who can then provide a taste of Christmas for their children from whom they are separated. Please leave gifts for the Healing Place UNWRAPPED so that the fathers can wrap their own gifts.
- West Haven (formerly Episcopal Housing Ministry): This ministry helps provide affordable housing through new construction or renovation of existing housing in our local area. Please WRAP these gifts.
- Families Together (PLM): An ecumenical organization helping homeless families to reach independence. It is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the state, housing an average of 90 parents and children each night in Wake County. Please WRAP these gifts.
Extra undesignated and monetary gifts are welcome and will be used this season or later in the year to purchase gifts at economical prices, when available. Checks should be made payable to St. Paul’s, with “St. Nicholas Fund” in the memo line.
We, in return, benefit from the joy that is felt by helping others.