The Adopt-A-Family program was started in 1988 through our Church & Society Commission as a way to help needy families in our area have a nicer Christmas.  Local agencies are asked to provide basic information about family members including first names, ages, sizes and perhaps a specific item needed or wanted.   All of this information is then transferred to a card which may be chosen by our church families, special interest groups, church school classes, etc.   It is asked that all gifts (wrapped presents, gift certificates to department and grocery stores, etc.) be returned to our church parlor by a mid-December deadline. The gifts are then delivered in time for Christmas. The families receiving the gifts know only that they came from our church. Each year our Adopt a Family program has been a wonderful success.  To participate in the next opportunity, watch for details in future Beacons and Sunday bulletins or you may contact us with the form below!