Cayuga County Jail Ministy
ANGEL TREE CHRISTMAS GIVING
This year, St. James’ Church will be adding a new gift donation program for Christmas. It is called Angel Tree and is organized by Prison Fellowship/Jail Ministry. It enables churches like St. James’ to buy and deliver gifts for children who have incarcerated parents.The gift provides a tangible expression of love which connects the incarcerated parent to their child. One teenager described the program this way,
“Angel Tree helped mend our relationship because every time my mom signed us up, she let me know she wasn’t just thinking about herself that holiday. She was thinking about us, too. It made me feel loved and cared for.”
St. James’ has committed to purchase gifts for 10 children: 1 clothing and 1 fun gift for each child. All of the families live in Auburn. Please join St. James’ in this important ministry of love.
Important dates for Angel Tree Christmas program
- Sundays, November 13 and 20th
Nancy Graham and Cindy Bright will introduce the Angel Tree Christmas gift program at all 3 worship services. A small Christmas tree will be displayed at the back of the Sanctuary with gift tags that include the child’s first name, sex, age, size and gift suggestion (provided by their caretaker)
- Saturday, December 10
All gifts are due back at St. James Parish Hall, wrapped or in a gift bag with the tag attached. Gifts will be sorted and prepared for delivery
- Sunday, December 11-Tuesday, December 20
Gift Deliver volunteers will contact their families and determine the best time for gift delivery when the caregiver and child are home.