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Taste of St. James’s Christmas Giving Tree Gala
November 24, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
This year we bring together our Taste of St. James’s and Christmas Giving Tree on Sunday, November 24! Join us in Valentine Hall to enjoy festive fellowship while shopping for gourmet soups, breakfast casseroles, and baked goods, and selecting gift “wish lists” from our Christmas Giving Tree.
Monies raised from the gourmet food sale provide the only financial support we have for our Food Force and Men’s Cooking Team ministries that provide homemade foods to community agencies and people in need. Some 300 servings each month of meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, and Hoppin’ John are provided by three Food Force teams made up of 26 dedicated volunteers. And the Men’s Cooking Team with 6-8 monthly volunteers prepares approximately 800 meatloaves each year.
The Christmas Giving Tree ministry provides gifts to children and seniors who are served by Peter Paul Development Center and provides monetary gifts to our in-house emergency fund that helps pay for rent and utilities for individuals and families who are at risk of losing housing stability. Select your “wish list” ornaments from the Giving Tree and plan to return your gifts to Valentine Hall the morning of Sunday, December 8.