Take a Tag from Our Angel Tree
December 3, 10, 17 in the Undercroft.
Help make the holidays brighter for the people served by several of St. Paul's caring ministries! On December 3 & 10, gifts for families working with our Refugee Support Committee will be featured on the tree. Please take a tag from the tree - and go straight to the Doughnut Table to sign up with Karen Viggiano! Then, you can shop for the gift listed on the tag, wrap it, tape the tag to the gift, and return it St. Paul's by December 17.
On December 17, items for Jeremiah's Place, the Blessed Mustard Seed Babies Home, and Trinity Walk-In Ministry will be placed on the tree. These items do not need to be wrapped - please return them to St. Paul's by December 31.
Please check in at the Doughnut Table when your tagged gift is brought to St. Paul's! If you have questions, please contact [email protected], or see Karen Viggiano.
Seaman's Church Institute Pack and Play
Friday, December 8, from 10am-2pm
The Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Episcopal Church Women are collecting supplies for the Seaman’s Church Institute, a service agency affiliated with the Episcopal church that promote safety, dignity and improved working conditions for millions of men and women working in the maritime workplace. There will be a Pack and Play at St. Paul’s (in the Undercroft). Lunch is provided, though a free will offering would be appreciated. Please RSVP by December 1 with Betsy Hetzler 412-787-5128 or [email protected].
Supplies being collected: hand lotion, lip balm, chewing gum, wrapped candy, paperbacked books, puzzle books, knitted hats and gloves, Christmas cards and handmade cards by Sunday School children.
Rector’s Advent Open House
Saturday, December 16, 1-5PM,
Drop by for food, drink, fun and fellowship with our Rector, Noah, and his family, Sara, Isaiah and Adah. Bishop Dorsey McConnell will be coming by around 2:30PM to bless the house. All are welcome to come to the annual informal Advent gathering!
Church of the Atonement Christmas Day Dinner help needed
Volunteers to deliver and/or serve on Christmas Day are needed at Church of the Atonement in Carnegie. And of course any financial donations are welcome and should be sent prior to the event so that they can buy food. You are also invited to make and bring a dessert to be served.
You are welcome to come and help for any period of time - as many minutes or hours as you have! Opportunities to help are available during the following time frames:
10am - 1pm- Prepare desserts for serving
11:15am - 12:30pm - Pack food for to go
11:30am - 12:30pm - Deliver food
1pm - 3pm: Serve dinner in the dining room
Noon - 4pm: Cleanup
Trinity Cathedral Walk-In Mission
The Trinity Cathedral walk-in mission is collecting hats, gloves, and socks for adults and children, diapers (size 4), pull-ups, along with personal and household items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, soap, body lotion, dish detergent, etc. A box will be placed in the library for such items.
The Severe Weather Emergency Shelter Needs Meatloaf
We need meatloaf from any and all parishioners. Instructions are available here. We will prepare 1000 meals this year for the severe weather shelters. Volunteers are welcome to help cook and deliver.
Donate Underwear for The Blessed Mustard Seed Babies Home in Hoima, Uganda
Pat and Carolyn Hurd will be returning soon to the Blessed Mustard Seed Babies Home, an organization responding to the needs of children whose parents have died of AIDS. They are collecting underwear to bring to the children there. All sizes are needed, but there is a special need for underwear in teen boys' sizes. Please bring your donation to St. Paul's and leave it in the specially marked bin in the Undercroft.