Our annual Advent Giving is underway at SFC and your generosity is overflowing into the community to those in need this season.
Currently, the church office is filling with presents for the Silverton Zenith Club’s Tree of Giving! These presents will be going to support a couple of local families in need during the holidays. Red tags were handed out in church the Sunday before Advent with items needed. (Just a reminder that these gifts need to be in the church office by this Friday, Dec. 9th.)
Also, it is not too late to participate in our Advent Giving for the second week of Advent which supports Silverton High School Students whose first language is not English. These students have a variety of needs spanning clothing, transportation, and direct financial support to cover life costs. You may still drop off gift cards (Payless Shoes, Gas, Coffee, etc…) or write a check to support the work and help pay bills. We will be collecting them throughout the week in the church office.
This coming Sunday (Advent 3) we will be supporting the Saturday Meals in Salem for the homeless. We ask that you donate tarps, duct tape, batteries, socks, sleeping bags, etc. This is the same group we have supported in the past and that Chuck Castro works with and has made a plea for during open worship.
Our final Advent Giving will go to Somos Hispanas Unidas Silverton. We will again support this organization that works directly with local families navigating the immigration system. The giving opportunities will be shared this Sunday (Dec. 11) in our meeting for worship.
THANK YOU for your generosity during this Advent season and for making visible the Kingdom of God in Silverton!