As we look ahead to next week Thanksgiving is at the forefront of our thoughts. But right behind it come Advent and Christmas. This year we are once again helping families served by Emmaus House, near the old Turner Field. In years past we have adopted families and bought specific gifts for them. The coronavirus has put a temporary end to that practice.
Instead, this year Emmaus House is asking for $25 gift cards from Target, Walmart, or Visa. The cards will be given to families so that they may do their own shopping this year.
There are several ways to do this:
1. Donate directly to Emmaus House at www.emmaushouse.org/donate. Fill out your information, including the donation amount, and check the Holiday Gift Card Donations box. These online donations must be received by December 1.
2. Purchase gift cards and mail or drop them off at Emmaus House, 1017 Hank Aaron Drive, SW, Atlanta, 30315. Please make sure they are received by December 11.
3. Purchase the gift cards and leave them at St. Dunstan’s for delivery. If you choose this option and would like to add a teddy bear, stuffed animal, or ball to hand out to children when their families pick up the cards, we would be happy to deliver them as well. Please have these to the church by December 9. If no one is at church you can put the cards through Dunstan’s cat door in my office and put stuffed animals or balls in the container on the deck by my door.
Thanks for your generosity in helping this hard hit community.
Finally, remember that we will not have a service in the Beech Grove this Sunday. But please join us online at 10 a.m.
The service bulletin is attached.
Hope to see you this evening at 8 for Compline.