Advent Giving Opportunities

Christmas trees are in the back of St. Mark, decorated with bells. Choose a bell to support this project in one of two ways.

ūüĒĒBuy items for IFA School Nurse‚Äôs Fund:
Balls are marked with specific clothing items for families in our schools. Deliver item back to the church by December 10, with ball and receipt attached.

ūüĒĒ Donate SCRIP for the Food Pantry:
Purchase $25 Fareway or HyVee cards by December 10.

If you purchase SCRIP, please leave your bell and gift card with the SCRIP sellers at the time of purchase.

Giving Tree at St. Mary, Eldora

The Giving Tree  for the care centers is set up in the foyer. Please return your wrapped gift with the ornament attached by Monday, December 17. Bless you and your generosity during the holidays!

Lend Santa a Hand at St. Mary, Ackley

St. Mary’s in Ackley is going to help a local family¬†have a Merry Christmas. They have four¬†children and are in need of a little¬†assistance this holiday season.¬†If you would like to help, there will be a tree¬†at the back of the church with items for the¬†family. Purchase the respective item and¬†bring it back by December 15.


Winter Clothing Drive: The St. Patrick Social Justice Committee is now accepting warm (new or clean, gently used) coats, boots, gloves, hats, and scarves to give to those without proper winter wear for our cold Iowa winter! Please leave your donations in the Parish Hall. (No clothing please!)