Ways to Give this Christmas Season

There are a number of ways you can give back this season:

Sleeping Bag and Blanket Drive

As the winter months are setting in, many of the guests at Miriam’s Kitchen are struggling to find ways to stay warm. Starting next Sunday, Nov. 20, Western will begin a drive for sleeping bags and blankets donated my members of the congregation to help keep our guests safe and warm during this season. The drive will last until Christmas and members of Western are encouraged to contribute what they can during this season of giving to help save the lives of the homeless.

Children’s Coat and Toy Drive

Bob Layton will be collecting items for children in Kentucky including coats and toys.  To find out more and how to contribute: click here.

Merry, Merry Mitten Tree!

For the fourth year, Western is making a very special offering to the children of Project Create. Bring a gift of new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves to decorate the tree in our narthex. This year we are also encouraging folks to contribute new or gently used sweaters, snow pants and other outer wear for children and older kids (ages 3-24).

Project Create has expanded their age range to 24 years and there is a particular need for outer-wear for teens. Please put the mittens and gloves on the tree, and the other, unwrapped items in the big boxes under the tree. Thank you.