Sunday, November 16, 2014 after worship (about 12:30PM), the United Methodist Women’s group will meet and pack shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to ship around the world to needy families. Bring your filled boxes, or loose items to pack, and money to help with shipping costs. For help in how to pack a shoebox, check out: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/
It is November of 2014, and a lot is going on at Echo Park UMC! All month, we are collecting non-perishable foods to fill our Native American ministries food pantry. Bring them in on any Sunday in November, and put them on the altar during offering time, so we can bless them. On Sunday, November 16, the United Methodist Women are holding a Packing Party after church to prepare the Christmas gift shoe boxes for needy families around the world.
On Friday December 5, we will be the Inn that welcomes Mary and Joseph at the end of the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic AIDs Posada! Singers are needed to sing The Posada Song at our gate, and volunteers are needed to represent the church during the serving of the holiday meal (pozole and tamales- yum!).
On Saturday December 13, we will be marching in the Echo Park Community Holiday Parade! Break out your jingle bells and Santa hats and join us for a wonderful family event.