Due to the latest stay-at-home public health order, all previously planned in-person Christmas events have been cancelled, except for the following. Online worship will continue!
December 19: Free Holiday Carry-Out Meals — Gary Quackenbush and volunteers of the Windsor Care Network will be preparing turkey dinners for curbside pick-up at the Mary Agatha Furth Center from noon to 4 pm. It appears to be a “first come, first served” operation with a limit of 5 meals per family. Delivery to those who cannot drive is also being arranged, but you need to sign up for that by Friday, December 18; call Gary Q. at 707-322-1882 to do so. If you’d like to make a financial donation to this effort, checks made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul marked “WCN” on the memo line may be mailed to Gary Pierce, PO Box 136, Windsor, CA 95492. WCUMC was able to support the event this year through the use of our copier for the many handouts that Gary Q. makes to spread the word through the mobile home parks and senior housing areas in town.
Special Giving Focus for the Season: Santa Tim — As you probably know, our Leadership Board selects a local or global charity to support with a special offering during the holidays. This year, we encourage your support of our own Tim Oxford, who regularly graces the community dressed as Santa, and whose non-profit organization has been supporting local low-income families with food, clothing and gifts for the past 25 years. You can make a contribution to Santa Tim directly through his website, http://www.santatim.org/donate. (We encourage you to do it this way, this year, rather than by sending a check to the church.)
The UMW COOKBOOK is ready just in time for holiday giving! Believe it or not, the cookbook is around 185 pages and includes 165 yummy recipes submitted by our members. You can get a PDF version for $7 or order hard copies for $10 each. Contact Cindy Piccinini to order yours at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look For Your Luminary! Church members should look for a “Luminary Kit” that will appear on their doorstep sometime before Christmas. We hope you will place your luminary on your doorstep on Christmas Eve, as a sign of hope, love, joy and peace to our neighbors and a witness to our faith.
Grace and peace,