For the past 17 years, First UMC has sponsored a breakfast on Christmas Eve in the Family Life Center. This year’s breakfast provided hundreds of guests a hot breakfast served restaurant style
with hostesses and a smiling wait staff. After breakfast guests received socks, caps, gloves, lip balm, a one-day bus pass, and homemade cookies. Many thanks to the over 100 volunteers who helped make this breakfast an event that provides our neighbors who are homeless or the working poor with a vivid reminder that they are loved.
Planning for this event takes place during the fall, and funds are needed to ensure that enough food, drink, knit caps and gloves, and other toiletry items can be purchased in advance. That is why we focus on the Christmas Eve Breakfast in January rather than waiting until December.
You are encouraged to give what you can at the communion rail and any time during the month of January to help support and prepare for next year’s breakfast. Please send or bring your donations, marked “Christmas Eve Breakfast,” to the church office.