Holiday Update from the Social Ministry Committee
It is December of 2020, and as befits the rest of year, our holiday season is disrupted. You may know that Project Merry Christmas closed its doors in Durango last January, so we will not have our normal Angel Tree this year. However, thanks to Minister of Word and Sacrament Tim, we have partnered with La Plata County Family Centers – our new tenants in the Garden Suites of our church building. They have hundreds of families they serve each year who struggle to make ends meet, especially at this time of year. Each of the children they work with was invited to make an angel with a toy request on it. You can find the sign-up for these angels on at CtK’s Sign-Up Hub, https://www.ctkdurango.org/signup/. Other instructions are on the sign-up page.
COVID is also proving a problem for the local Salvation Army. I hope you know that most of the money the SA raises in Durango, stays in Durango. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Bell Ringing campaign will certainly be severely curtailed, and possibly abandoned, this year. Since SA depends upon this campaign for most of their operating funds, all of the services they provide will be in grave danger. If you care about the Salvation Army and what they do, consider donating directly to the Durango branch. Send a check to: PO Box 3296, Durango, CO 81302.
Give Something Unexpected this Christmas!
In Christ, we receive the gift of God’s love. Let us share God’s love with others in the world.
ELCA Good Gifts are a fun and meaningful way to honor friends and family with Christmas gifts that will go on to make a difference in the world. Choose from more than 50 gift options (goats / pigs anyone?) each with the ability to make real, lasting change in the life of someone in need.
When you give online, https://goodgifts.elca.org/ you may personalize, for free, printed cards to be sent directly to your friends and loved ones. You may select to send cards to yourself, print them at home or have them delivered via e-mail. Select your cards at checkout.
Looking to Donate to Something Closer to Home?
A reminder that Tuesday, December 8, 2020 is Colorado Gives Day! A one million dollar Incentive Fund has been established so that every non-profit that receives a donation on that day will receive a portion of the fund, thus increasing the impact and value of every dollar that you donated.
Go to https://www.Coloradogives.org/cogivesday and choose the county where the non-profits you want to support are located.
CtK Social Ministry Team