The Angel Tree is in the stairwell foyer (near the Narthex) with names,, clothing sizes, and wish lists from children in our community. We want to focus on meeting the many needs of these children while bringing them Christmas joy. With this in mind, there are certain items which we hope to provide for each child: 1) Warm clothing outfit 2) Jacket/coat 3) Age appropriate book(s) 4) Item(s) from their wish list. A new backpack for school-age children is recommended as well as socks and general toiletries for all ages.
This year we are doing things differently. Each Angel Tree tag will have a giant Christmas gift sack attached to it.
Please use the giant bag provided for your gifts. Do NOT wrap individual gifts. By placing the gifts UNWRAPPED in the bag, this allows the parent/guardian to check the items before the child receives them. Please clearly label the large bag with the first and last name of the child in large black sharpie. If your angel is getting a bike or other large item which will not fit in the bag, then please put a large label directly on the bike and put the Christmas gift sack beside the bike.
Remember that more than one person and/or family can work together to provide gifts. Let’s provide Christmas cheer for all of Northminster’s angels. Friday, December 15, is the last day to bring gifts. Please contact Megan Mayhan at 601-624-6701 with any questions. If you want an angel early or may not be present at church during the time the angels are on the tree, Megan will be happy to email or make arrangements to get an angel to you.