Have you ever felt overwhelmed by gift planning and holiday expectations? For some alert and practical folks, Christmas shopping has begun. Many of you have already discovered The United Church of Canada’s “Gifts with Vision” 2013 catalogue, which will be available here in the church and included with the November issue of The United Church Observer magazine or visit the Gifts with Vision website at www.giftswithvision.ca..
We recommend this gift-giving catalogue to you as an excellent way to do two things:
- Free yourselves from the commercialization of Christmas with all of the burdens that come with too much “stuff.”
- Support the work of our church and its partners in our joined mission.
Whether your gift would be to feed people or to support an education or health program, it is clear that against the worries of an expanding midsection that Christmas gives most of us, these gifts are ones we can afford.
Every gift to the church’s mission and service is used wisely and helps transform lives. Please continue to give generously.