Christmas Baskets and Donations

Christmas is coming and we will eagerly reach out again to at least thirty five families. In their Christmas boxes there will also be a very special Christmas card from St. Francis. Here are ways you can be a part of serving these families: donate food, checks to purchase food and gift cards for families; take the names of one or more children to shop for; volunteer to drive (we hope that if you drove at Thanksgiving, you can drive again (please let us know); come on Saturday, December 22, at 11:30 am to sort food; volunteer to load up cars with boxes of food and gifts on December 23. The Mission, Discipleship, Evangelism Committee gives you thanks! God bless our efforts.

Mary Ann Schroeder, For MDE

                                                                         Christmas basket

                  Share the Season of Christmas with Others

By Thursday, December 20, please bring food and gifts for Christmas for over 30 local families!

Please choose from the following list:

        Canned corn or string beans

        Oranges, Tangerines

                Pickles and Olives

                Low Sugar Peanut Butter

                Cheese, Crackers

        Cookies, Candies, Cocoa, or other Christmas treats

                Peanuts, Walnuts or other nuts

                Cornbread mix




Optimized-image2Our Outreach Ministry evolved into Mission, Discipleship and  Evangelism, mindful of following Christ and supporting others to do the same with what we do and how we present ourselves. 

The MDE ministry keeps the congregation thinking about ways to build up the Kingdom of God while meeting our community needs.

The MDE team manages our care for more than 35 local families taking them Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and Christmas presents; takes weekly parish donations to the local food bank and William Temple House (;
provides dental care and shoes to local  children in need; supports county programs for homeless people and mothers/children who need  to become independent;
sends financial support to people and projects in Africa, Central and  South America, and Haiti; and is always looking for additional ways to serve the world on our  behalf.   

Our outreach services serve the individuals and organizations listed in this document. 



Thanksgiving Food Boxes: shopping, packing and delivery


Wilsonville Community Food Bank

The food donation will be focused on our own Holiday Basket Ministry program.

Please continue your generous support for the Food Bank in the new year.

Mary Ann Schroeder, Joe Sharpsteen, Orville Bell and the MDE Committee.

Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies

This involves shopping storing, sorting, packing, and delivering food. There is a small team that meets once a month to sort and/or pack food. More people are always welcome to help out with the service.

Please call Linda at 503-266-7937 or email No texts please.

Our next work days the in Parish Hall are:

Monday, December 17 at 3:00 pm to sort

Tuesday, December 18 at 9:00 am to pack

In loving service, Linda Tasker

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