The following items are needed in December to stock the shelves at Chagrin Falls Park Community Center:
Hot cereals (grits, oatmeal, etc.), deodorant, broths, black-eyed peas, Jiffy corn bread mix, cranberry sauce (jellied), stuffing mix, sugar, flour, mash potatoes (powder), garlic powder, onion powder, sage, pepper, seasoning salt.
In October, Valley’s session announced a financial campaign to pay for three projects: repairs and renovations to the church sanctuary; upgrades and repairs to the water well; and funding the Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event on Sunday, November 3.
Each of these projects is beyond the scope of the 2019 budget. The goal for the campaign is $25,000. Donations may be returned to the church office, marked “Building Campaign”. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
You are invited to gather together for a Christmas Dinner following worship on Sunday, December 15 in Fellowship Hall. We anticipate a special visitor will join us. Look for a sign-up sheet to bring Christmas cookies and desserts to share. Please consider coming to celebrate the season with us.
Annual Christmas Angel Tree Project
(starting Sunday, November 24)
The gifts will be going to the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center to support their North Pole Christmas project. Please select an Angel; purchase a gift; and place the unwrapped gift under the tree. Also, there will be Turkeys on the Christmas tree. Each Turkey represents a $15 Giant Eagle gift card for Chagrin Falls Park. They will be distributed for families to buy a turkey for their Christmas dinner. Please put the Giant Eagle gift cards in the Angel box next to the Christmas tree. The last day for the gifts and turkey gift cards will be December 8.
Pass-it-on will be open next weekend and on December 7 & 8. Because so many of our PIO volunteers are choir members, who will be practicing for the Simple Gifts presentation, we are looking for a few volunteers to work in the store from 9-11ish on Saturday, December 7. Contact Brenda, if you are able to help!
December Mission Opportunities
$5 for Feet and Fingers
Once again, we are participating in $5 for Feet and Fingers for North Church. This year we are adding Fare (bus fare), which will help residents access services. Contributions will be used to purchase hats, socks, gloves and bus fare for our North Church partners. There will be envelopes in Fellowship Hall for your donations. Please place the envelopes in the box in Fellowship Hall.
Valley Church will be collecting socks for the children of Chagrin Falls Park. Please help keep local children warm with a donation of purchased socks, sizes child 5-adult 13. Please place the socks in the basket in Fellowship Hall.
Alternative Gift Giving
This year, we are offering gift selections from Heifer International and Presbyterian Giving Catalogs. Please help families around the world by giving a gift in honor of family and friends. A table will be set up in Fellowship Hall with catalogs and order forms.
Thank you for your continued support and generosity as we reach out to those in need this Christmas season. Mission Commission
A Simple Gift
The Festival Choir of Valley Presbyterian Church will be presenting A Simple Gift on Sunday, December 8th, 2019, during the regular worship service.