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SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMMING FOR NOVEMBER 2018

November 1—30: Collecting items for Holiday Stockings.
This year we will collect items for immigrant families! Suggested items are
batteries, toothpaste, toothbrushes, crayons, pens, pencils, erasers, small tissue packages, hand sanitizer, and local gift cards. Please put your donations in the bin under the Social Justice display table in the Phillips Social Hall.

November 11, Sunday, 6:00 pm: Dinner with Welcoming Gainesville and Alachua County.
Come to the Phillips Social Hall to socialize with local immigrant families who will provide supper for us featuring their favorite native dishes. Please make your reservation with This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 4, so that we will know how many to expect. There is no charge.

November 18, Sunday Service: Share the Plate with Alachua County Humane Society.
The Humane Society has served our community’s pets and pet owners for five decades. For our November Share the Plate collection we will give all undesignated offerings to the Alachua County Humane Society.

November 25—December 1: Hosting Family Promise.
We will host homeless families this week, as part of our commitment with other local Congregations to help these families get jobs, transportation, and a place to live. Please watch for tabling during Social Hours to volunteer to help!

Sneak Peek Ahead:

December 9: Stock up on Holiday Cookies at our annual fundraiser Cookie Caper in the Phillips Hall after the service!

Then help Stuff Holiday Stockings for immigrant families who are members of the Madres Sin Fronteras organization. Madres Sin Fronteras (Mothers Without Borders) is a local coalition of undocumented families and their allies in the Alachua County area. After the service we will fill holiday stockings with gifts you have
donated.

December 13: Come to the Madres Sin Fronteras Meeting, from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Westminster Presbyterian-Sanctuary House to present the families and children with the holiday stockings. We will share food and music and celebrate the holidays as a community.

 


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