St. Louis, Missouri


Ways to Share the Holiday Season
During November and December, 2016


Buy A Bird Campaign XXIII – November 6 thru December 18
Isaiah 58 Ministries is a local partner of Hope UCC in the fight against hunger and poverty. Added expenses of the holidays are a concern for Isaiah 58 patrons who live on minimal resources. You can help; your generous donation of $20 will buy a good size turkey or ham for someone in need and a donation of $30 will cover the cost of an entire holiday meal. Checks should be made out to Hope UCC; on the memo line, please write “Buy A Bird Campaign.”


Christmas Fund – December 4, December 11, December 18, December 25
Formerly known as the “Veterans of the Cross,” this fund helps provide supplemental monies for pension and health insurance premiums to low-income retirees. Envelopes for this annual United Church of Christ offering will be in your bulletins on December 4; donations will be accepted until December 25.


Harvest Home Sunday – November 20
Bring fresh produce to both worship services on Sunday, November 20. After the 10:30 service, items will be taken to Isaiah 58 Ministries by the youth of our congregation.


Heifer International – November 27, December 4, and December 11
As an alternative to more “stuff” give the gift that truly keeps giving! Heifer International provides a variety of animals to families in the USA and across the world, to help them establish a source of income. Donation cards can be given to friends or families indicating you “bought” a flock of chickens, honeybees or even a water buffalo in their honor!


Lydia’s House Adopt-a-Family Program – November 27, December 4 and December 11
Lydia’s House is a residential organization for abused women and their children. Help make Christmas merrier for these moms and kids. The Outreach Ministry has made it even easier for Hope UCC to support Lydia’s House this year.


Lydia’s House Pins – November 27, December 4, and December 11
Colorful and festive pins will be sold for $18.00 following both worship services. Proceeds benefit Lydia’s House, a residential organization for abused women and their children.


Mitten Tree – November 27, December 4, and December 11
Bring mittens, scarves, and hats to decorate the Mitten Tree in both the Sanctuary and Chapel. The adult items will go to the Emmaus Home and the children’s will go to Neighborhood Houses.


Again this year, the Worship Ministry will be coordinating the purchase of two large poinsettia plants to decorate the sanctuary. If anyone wants to make a donation towards this purchase, please contact the church office.