Christmas Concert and Dinner » December 11, 4:00 p.m.
Traditional Christmas Sing-Along featuring
The Sanctuary Choir, FPCR Chamber Ensemble,
The Children's Choir and Ruth Greer Handbell Choir
Free Concert at 4 p.m.
Dinner at 5:30 p.m.
RSVP online, all are welcome
View the full schedule for Advent
Men's Coat Drive
"I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."
One Man’s Treasure is a ministry to men who have been incarcerated by the Texas Criminal Justice system. Having paid their debt to society, they are released back to the communities from which they came. Thousands return to Dallas and neighboring counties each year, needing immediately to find a place to live and work. Many either have broken family ties, family without financial resources, or no family at all. When they are released they are given a bus ticket, a pair of shoes, a set of clothes, and enough cash for a couple of meals and maybe one night’s lodging. One Man’s Treasure’s ministry involves providing additional clothing suitable for seeking employment and clothing for the work environment.
The Mission Ministry will be collecting gently used men’s casual coats for this ministry all during Advent. Do you have a coat or two in a closet which is in good condition, but which you will likely never wear again? This is an opportunity to put it back into useful service and to get your closet cleaned out. One Man’s Treasure expects to distribute 500 coats this winter season. Most needed are large and extra large sizes. There will be a plastic bin located in the narthex next to the Angel Tree display during Advent for any coats you may wish to donate.
Warm Clothes for Christmas
The Mission Ministry will be collecting sweatshirts and hoodies during Advent season for distribution to the RISD Clothes Closet and neighborhood schools. Please bring your purchases to Worship throughout Advent, and the children will collect your purchases and place them under the tree each Sunday.
Items Needed at The Network
Please consider helping to meet this critical need. Examples of items that will be appropriate are:
- Individual serving containers of ravioli, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese
- Peanut butter or cheese crackers
- Granola and energy bars
- Peanut butter and jelly containers
- Pudding and jello cups (requiring no refrigeration)
- Individual serving size (with tab tops) of canned fruit
- Dried fruit products
- Individual fruit juice containers
- Canned meats such as Vienna sausages
- Individual lunchables that require no refrigeration
Sugar free, low fat, and reduced salt food items are appreciated for those with special dietary needs.