Christmas Giving Projects

elvesElves for the Elderly is sponsored by Meals on Wheels of Burnet County and has been a blessing to our community for over a decade by collecting Christmas gifts for homebound residents.  We will be collecting the items listed below through December 3rd.  The gifts are then delivered by volunteers to the homebound residents.

Items needs are: slippers, mittens, gloves, mufflers, blankets, slipper socks (with treads), lap quilt, nightlight, flashlight, & large print books.  During the month of December “OARS” (Older Adult Rural Services) will wrap and distribute these special gifts.  For more information on this project, please contact Greg Murrell, Kathy Nobles, or the church office.

mp3_we_wish_you_a_merry_christmas_kidsChristmas Is For Kids Service Project

Highland Lakes Christmas is for Kids project began over 26 years ago when a group of local residents (several of them are St. Peter’s members) identified the need in our community of many children going without Christmas gifts. There will be collection boxes located in the commons area through December 15th. You may drop offyour unwrapped gifts for male or female children ages birth to 16 years old in one of those collection boxes.

Marble Falls Middle School front foyer (right behind HEB)

You and your family are invited to participate in this very rewarding project.  Friday, December 15th, beginning at 6:00pm we will sort toys. This usually takes no more than an hour or so. No experience is needed and we have a job for everyone.  Saturday, December 16th, beginning at 9:00am SHARP the fun begins. We will chose and sack toys for every child on our list. With a little luck we will have a break for lunch before pick ups start at 1:30.  At 1:30pm we’ll need more help. Each family receiving gifts will drive through the circle drive and have their gifts loaded into their car. Please remember that this will happen rain or shine, cold or not. For your comfort please watch the weather forecast and dress accordingly.  For more information on this project, please contact Marietta Williams, Jennifer Virdell, Allyson Black, or the church office.

angel-tree-real-logoAngel Tree Project

There will be a Christmas tree located in the narthex filled with gift tags. These tags are for gifts to children, with greetings from their parent, who is incarcerated in a corrections facility in Texas. This project is part of the Prison Fellowship ministry to inmates. You may choose a tag with a child’s gender, age, and gift suggestions; purchase and wrap the gift; then return it to St. Peter’s by December 11th. The gifts will be delivered to the children before Christmas.  For more information on this program, please contact Carol Leighton or the church office.