“For it is in giving that we receive” – St. Francis of Assisi
In the season of Advent our Faith in Action committee offers several opportunities to give to those in need.
Our Talents for your Treasure: An Online Advent Auction to support the Faith in Action ministries of The Chapel of the Cross
This year, due to continued complications from the Covid-19 pandemic, we were not able to host our much beloved ABC Sale. As many of you know we depend upon funds from that sale to help support the Faith-in-Action Ministries of The Chapel of the Cross (local and global outreach and partnerships, as well as our creation care committee).
This year, instead of an ABC sale we are offering an online Advent Auction. The items up for bidding are almost all offerings of talent from members of our community–gourmet meals, art, consulting services. These gifts have been offered in the hopes that you will bid generously not only to secure such wonderful offerings for you and your family and friends, but to support the important ministries that give us as members of The Chapel of the Cross a chance to put our faith into action. Our goal is to raise $4,000. Bidding opens on December 5th, and closes on December 12th. If you want to contribute without bidding on an item you are, of course, welcome to do so. View the auction website here.
Giving Tree 2021
The Giving Tree, an Advent project to assist those in need in our community, has evolved over the years. We are enabling those who wish to shop remotely, two Target registries, with shipment made directly to either UNC Horizons or Orange County Social Services. Also, lists are provided for those who wish to shop “in person”. We will be helping two community agencies this year:
- UNC Horizons, a substance-use treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children
- Orange County Social Services
Wish lists and information on how to participate are available at this link. Deadline is December 12.