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Christmas Benevolence: A Story from Peg Meek

Christmas Benevolence: A Story from Peg Meek

Our theme during Lent is “On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!” The “mark” of the cross reminds us of our baptismal covenant where we are “marked and sealed as Christ’s own forever.” From this place of remembering, we find ourselves grounded or “set” in love and in the community that forms us as disciples of Jesus. It is from this place of love that we “GO” into the world to share God’s presence and love.

As we share these stories from Christmas Benevolence during the next few weeks, we hope that they may provide us with some ideas for how we can go and make us smile with their warmth.

Each Christmas for the past several years, an anonymous donor gives $20,000 for parishioners to spread Christmas cheer in and around Austin. Two hundred envelopes of $100 each are distributed to spread joy and hope.

The story from Ruth:

“Help was given to a family where two young children: one adopted and one fostered by a women who has cared for them almost since birth. Their needs are many, and our Shepherd circle is hoping to help pay their bills and provide supplies for Christmas. We intend to keep in touch with this family throughout the year.”

If you are able, how will you GO during Lent?

Read more Christmas Benevolence Stories from: Ruth Whitehurst

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