Volume 51, Number 35

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 28, 2014

16th Annual Angel Tree is a community effort that makes a differenc

by: Louis Davis, Pastor
Byrdstown First United Methodist Church
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped with the Angel Tree in the past. Last year especially was one of the best years because not a single name was left on the trees. This shows how great our community truly is! The Angel Tree program is not just one church’s thing. It is certainly a community effort that makes a difference in a child’s life. Every year it is a blessing not only to get a child some presents, but also to watch their face light up as they see their name on a box and/or bags. This is where you can help. The names of children will be on Christmas trees in the lobbies of Regions Bank and Peoples Bank here in Byrdstown. Feel free to take however many you would like. Once you purchase the gifts, you can drop them off at the banks and we will pick them up in time to hand them out on Saturday, December 14th.
I know there will be some requests from the children that may be hard to fulfill. I believe all that is necessary is to do what is in your heart. One of the reasons I am saying all of this is because in years past, there were many names that were left on the trees. However, every child had a gift waiting on them thanks to some who did some last minute shopping for them. I know times are tough, but whatever you can do to help this year would be a blessing to a child in this community. If you would like to come and help on Saturday, Dec. 14th or if you would like to sit a watch the children get excited, then please, feel free to come.
At 10 a.m. on Dec. 14th, we will begin by praying for the children and their families followed by reading the Christmas story as found in the Word of God. Then we will sing some songs together, after which we will start handing out the gifts. Again, whatever help you can do will be a HUGE blessing to a child and their family right here in this community. Thanks again and may you and your family have a very merry and Blessed filled Christmas!

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