Each year, before Faith’s Christmas Tree is decorated for our Christmas celebrations, everyone is invited to create a “Giving Tree” by hanging envelopes with donations toward special causes on the bare tree. This year, church council has designated three special causes you may support – one local, one national, and one international. They are:
- Our Food Pantry at Faith, which supplies a grocery bag of food for whom ever needs it on the second and fourth Wednesday morning of each month.
- Synod Benevolence, which supports the ministry of the Lutheran Church carried out under four strategic goals: i. Providing Vision, Leadership, and Support to the Synod Community; ii. Developing Capable Leaders; iii. Connecting the Synod Community with the Wider Church through Effective Partnerships; iv. Living as a Healthy Synod. For more information about the ministry of the Synod, see the new “Our Ministry Story” brochure for 2020 at the back of the church.
- Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), which challenges the causes and responds to the consequences of human suffering and poverty on our behalf throughout the world.
Envelopes to decorate the Giving Tree will be available on December 8 with the hanging of the envelopes on the tree on December 15. Please carefully consider supporting one or all of these worthy causes.