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0eb98cde-6853-4368-9866-dafc3ae60e0bDove boxes provide holiday food to families in need.

This year marks the 48th year of the Person-to-Person Dove Program. Christmas Doves would never have been possible without the enthusiastic support of area churches. You can take a Dove and prepare gift- wrapped box(es) of food  ­­– this is a wonderful way to enlist children in the joy of giving; participation is open to everyone. Or can be as simple as making a direct donation to families/adults through P2P.

Each year, our church joins with other churches, to participate in P2P’s Christmas Dove Program. Through this program, participants respond to the needs of families and seniors in our community who might otherwise go without this Holiday Season.

Simply select a White or Green Dove on Sunday, 11/27, 12/4 and 12/11.  Then follow directions printed on it.

  • White Dove: Fill a box or two with food and love for Christmas Day. All necessary food items and directions are on the reverse side of the Dove. A $15.00 contribution is required so P2P can purchase a supermarket gift card for each family to buy their own choice of meat.  The Doves will be hung on tree at the narthex.  Fill in the back dove with your name, e-mail & telephone number and return it (along with the $15.00) to the “Dove Lady” Karen Hanson (and her team).
  • Green Dove: A financial contribution to P2P’s Scholarship or Emergency Assistance Fund. Scholarship will enable eager students to continue their education. Emergency Assistance Fund will help someone with a fuel bill, rent or a medical bill not covered by Medicaid.  Please mail your financial contribution directly to P2P; the address being on the Green Dove.

The Doves will be available on the tree in the narthex beginning on Sunday, November 27.

RETURN your filled, closed, wrapped box to the Narthex on Saturday, December 17.  If you fill your box prior to December 17, you may certainly bring it to church earlier.

If you have any questions regarding the Person-to-Person Christmas Dove Program, please contact Karen Hanson at 203-966-5140 or karenh81@optonline.net

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