2019: Share Christmas and Christmas Poinsettia & Christmas Mission Offerings

2019 is the 31st Year of Share Christmas!
    A meaningful – thirty-one year – First Church tradition, Share Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to help local families during the holidays. Share Christmas sponsors provide Christmas dinner groceries and/or gifts to families – or funds for others to purchase food or practical gifts.
Learn more about SHARE CHRISTMAS and connect to the sign-up form which is also available at church in the Sunday Order of Worship and on the Midway Bulletin Board.
Questions? Need more information?  Please sign up as soon as possible if you are  purchasing food and/or gifts. Financial contributions to Share Christmas are needed and welcome through December. Thank you!

Christmas Poinsettia & Christmas Mission Offering:  All are invited to donate poinsettias to decorate the church during Advent and Christmas and/or to give a donation to the Christmas Mission Offering for VIA – Vermont Interfaith Action!

LINK to 2019 Poinsettia & Christmas Mission Offering Donation Form

In Memory of/In Honor of: Gifts to the Christmas Mission Offering for VIA – Vermont Interfaith Action, and donations for poinsettias, may be made “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone special to you. Please be sure to note your choice on the form (linked above). Gifts and remembrances will be listed in both the Blue Christmas (8 a.m.) and the Christmas Sunday (10 a.m.) Orders of Worship on Sunday December 22.

By December 17: Please submit donations by December 17. Gifts can be made online, (scroll down in the giving options to find the Christmas Mission or Christmas Poinsettias Offerings)  with cash, or by check made payable to the First Congregational Church, MEMO: Christmas Mission &/or Christmas Poinsettias.         Giving Online? Please be sure to email us at: [email protected] – to detail your dedication(s) and to let us know that you gave online. Thank you!

Poinsettias: After decorating our Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas, many of the donated poinsettias are delivered to home-bound church members after the holiday worship services.



Christmas Mission Offerings: Donations to the Christmas Mission offering will be dedicated in support of: Vermont Interfaith Action. VIA’s mission is: “to create solutions to systemic issues that prevent our most   vulnerable citizens from enjoying the quality of life God intends for us all.”   Our Outreach Team invites you to support this important work with a donation to our “Christmas Mission Offering” in December.  Learn more about VIA at: viavt.org

Thank you!

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