The Big Give

One of the many blessings of a large congregation is that there are always many opportunities to give of our time, talents and money. If you want to joyfully give your time, talent and money to your church this Christmas, there are many ways to do so. Here are just a few:


If you would like to volunteer in worship this Christmas or any time, visit this page or stop at the Volunteer table in the Gathering Area. For more information, contact Lydia Svenulski at

Christmas Care

Items will be collected to support the mission of Westhaven Children’s Home and the care provided for the girls and boys who live there. Simple donations such as wash cloths, body lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, and more help to augment the orphanage’s very limited budget and meet immediate needs. Pick up a Christmas Care shopping bag in the Gathering Area and fill it with items on the provided shopping list. Return the filled bag to Word of Peace by December 10.

Local Christmas Relief

Financial donations will be collected December 2-10 and distributed to families in need in our community. Giving envelopes and a credit/debit card reader is available at the Information Desk, or you can give online


This program has ended. Thank you for participating!


Donations of baking supplies (flour, sugars, etc.), jarred gravy or gravy mix, boxed potatoes and stuffing, and canned cranberries are also needed. Donations of non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the CROSS Corner in the North Gathering Area. Donations of fresh produce and frozen turkey or ham may be delivered directly to CROSS

Fair Trade Fair

Fair Trade gift items will be sold before and after worship on December 2 & 3 and 9 & 10. Purchase beautiful, handmade Christmas or special occasion gifts from artisans around the world, while making a real difference and participating in a mission to eradicate poverty.

NEW THIS YEAR: Order online by December 17 and get items shipped to you! Use this link:

God’s Global Barnyard

Donations are collected through December 17 to support the ELCA World Hunger Appeal. ELCA World Hunger animal projects offer hungry families food, funds, fertilizer and a brighter future. Pick up a donation card in the Children’s Ministry Office. 


Thank you for spreading the joy of our Savior’s birth 
by GIVING BIG this holiday season!