Living Generously

When we think of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we think of family, food, and exchanging gifts. This holiday season, you can help our less fortunate neighbors enjoy the holidays with those same things. Our Community Action Ministry has several ways you can do this:

  • Fill a bag of food, donate a turkey, or donate money to provide families with a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Bags with lists of specified canned and packaged foods will be distributed on October 28 and November 4 for Thanksgiving dinners. Please return the filled bags by Sunday, November 11. Bags will be distributed on November 25 and December 2 for Christmas dinners.
  • Take a tag from the Saint Nicholas table and purchase a gift for someone in need – child, family, or senior citizen. The table with tags will be located in the hallway across from the office beginning November 18. Please plan to bring your unwrapped gift by December 9.
  • Nicholas Shopping on Amazon – You can shop for items requested by the organizations we support from Reformation’s wish list on Amazon and any items you purchase will be shipped directly to the church. Remember to use and specify Reformation as the charity to benefit from your shopping. Click here to get started.
  • Please consider donating homemade or purchased cookies to bring holiday joy to our homebound. Drop them off in the Creighton Hall kitchen and label them “Christmas Caroling and Food Bags” by December 2.

Our outreach is done through local organizations such as: Aid For Friends, Second Time Around Parents, Ken Crest, Silver Springs School, Lutheran Settlement House, The Migrant Ministry, and Chester Eastside Inc. These organizations provide support to many throughout the year. But they need our help to do it. Please help share our bounty with neighbors in need during the upcoming holiday season. Look for more information in the weekly Reformation Times Lite in the weeks ahead.