Star Tree Bridges and Brightens (12/12/21)

Posted by on Dec 1, 2021 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

Many of us have difficulty making ends meet.  After paying the bills and putting food on the table, there isn’t much left of the paycheck.  Sometimes, there’s nothing left.  And now along comes Christmas!  Ho, Ho, Ho…. we want to make it a special day for our children, but buying gifts is difficult.  Especially during this time of Covid and higher prices, our “Christmas Club” savings are non-existent.

But some of us are doing ok.  Some of us have a little left over that can be used to brighten the Christmas mornings for some children.

Just as the “Cross-Tree” bridges sinful people to the Holy God, the “Star Tree” bridges the needy with those who can help. Jesus, the Light of the World, came to Bethlehem on Christmas morning to shine the way to God;  the Star Tree stands in our Narthex to help shine God’s love into needy hearts.

 

Star Tree…

The Star Tree is a PUMC tradition.  It’s just a Christmas tree that stands in the Narthex at this time of the year.  It’s not decorated with fancy ornaments, just stars made out of construction paper.  Each star is hung in pairs of identically sized cutouts.  One star has the name of a child along with their age and a requested gift.  The other cutout has a spot for the donor’s name along with a number matching it with the child. 

 

Bridging the Needs…

If you’re having trouble getting a gift for your child, fill out the child cutout.

If you can’t make it to PUMC or if you need further information, contact Nancy at our church office (856-589-8313).

 

If you’re able to match a gift with a child, take both star cutouts.  Hang on to the Child’s cutout.  Add your name and phone number on the other cutout and drop it into the box. Then, purchase a gift (approximately $25), wrap the gift and decorate it by attaching the Child’s star.  Return the gift to the Tree on or before December 12.

If you would like to participate but are unable to shop, a member of the Missions Committee will be happy to shop for you.     

 

 

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