On Saturday, December 5th, St. Luke United Methodist Church opens its doors to the community for a wonderful celebration of Jesus’ birth. This annual event is part giveaway and part worship service. Guests start out in a brief service in the main sanctuary, and are then given a hot Southern breakfast. From there, they are escorted across the street to the church’s ministry center to pick out sweatshirts, shoes and toys – items that are greatly appreciated by families who might not otherwise have any gifts this holiday season.
Kindergarten is leading us in missions for the month of October, and has chosen to support this mission of the Church. Items needed for December First Saturday are children’s shoes, athletic socks, children’s books and toys. Items can be placed in the Mission Bins around campus. All Chapel Change and Jeans Day monies collected this month will be used to help purchase shoes, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, toys, books for December First Saturday, as well as a hot breakfast for those who attend. And to help you remember to bring $1 for jeans day, Kindergarten made a video.
October is also the month that we collect items for the Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving baskets. You can refer to the list below for what each grade level should bring, OR watch this great video put together by Mrs. Burditt’s Kindergarten class.
- K – boxed stuffing mix
- 1st -canned corn
- 2nd boxed corn bread mix
- 3rd canned yams
- 4th canned cranberry sauce
- 5th canned or boxed potatoes
- 6th canned peas
- 7th canned green beans
- 8th boxed dessert (jell-o, cake mix, brownie mix, etc.)
- Faculty and Staff – boxes of tea bags
Updated November 2, 2015: St. Luke School students raised $1,057 for December First Saturday during the month of October, and brought in 1,133 items for the Food Pantry. Way to go, Lions!