As you begin preparations for this holiday season please note we are once again doing the Tree of Joy. We are reaching out to Holy Cross families, ESOL families, as well as the Fellowship House at Lake Anne Plaza who need assistance with gifts of basic items as well as fun gifts that the family can enjoy, especially the children. You can help by selecting an ornament from the Tree of Joy to purchase an item or items for these families. You will notice that some of the gift ideas are not your typical holiday gifts, but are items that the families need to survive. We especially try to add toys to the list for the children even if they don’t ask for them. The ornaments will be hung on the Christmas tree in the Narthex in December when members or friends can select, purchase, and then wrap the gift. All gifts need to be returned to the church no later than Sunday, December 13th. Of course, gifts will be accepted after that date, but please let Lisa Toney know in advance if that is the case. Hoping that you may find it in your heart to give to such a beautiful cause.