FINAL DAY FOR THE GIVING TREE DONATIONS IS TOMORROW
This holiday season, we are approaching our The Giving Tree program slightly differently in order to meet the various needs within our church family due to the pandemic. As with each year of this program, we have seen an overwhelming response from our church membership to meet the needs identified by this program and expect this year to be another amazing year of generosity.
The goal of TheGiving Tree program is to assist any member or member family who may need additional help providing Christmas gifts to their children. If you or a family you know of could use some additional support for the holidays, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text us at 706-202-1833 with their name and support details so that we can encourage and share the joy of this holiday season with that family.
How can you help and participate? Please consider making a gift donation at church on Sunday, December 13th. This will be the last day we will be collecting.
This year we will not have a tree in the courtyard with tags but rather be collecting monies to buy gift cards. Therefore, we will have a table set up on Sunday to take donations or gift cards. We are also providing additional methods to gather donations for The Giving Tree:
· Venmo: Athens Church of Christ (@AthensChurchof-Christ). Note, there is no transaction fee but please add “The Giving Tree” in comment line.
· Giving tab on the website (athenscoc.com) under “Giving Tree.” Note, there is a transaction fee but please consider including the transaction fee with your gift donation.
· Write a check. Make checks out to the church and please add “The Giving Tree” to the memo section.
· Buy a gift card: Amazon, VISA, Walmart, Target, Old Navy, Marshall’s, and TJ Maxx
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10
In addition, we have identified families and children outside of our ministry that have needs for Christmas gifts. Once we have met the needs of all the families within our ministry, the Giving Tree committee may also be able to support these additional families.
Thank you for your consideration and participation in this holiday program.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
INDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE
This Sunday we will meet inside the building at 11 am. Masks required and social distancing. This service will be live streamed for those unable to meet in person.
Thank you, brothers and sisters, for your response to the budget presentation a few weeks ago! The contribution increased during October and November and seems to be remaining on a similar level in December. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me or any other board member.