The Pine Ridge Giving Tree will be up in both churches on the weekend of Nov. 10/11th. The needs on this tree benefit the families of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Our annual trip there will be in December. We take the gifts, school needs, food, winter clothing & blankets in a rented truck. The church pays for the truck rental and gas—that’s why there are so many “gas” ornaments — many hands are needed to cover all the expenses.

So please look into your hearts and “adopt” a couple of needs this Christmas. Buy a present for Jesus in the guise of one of our little brothers and sisters in need.


The St. Vincent de Paul Giving Tree will be up in December. At their annual Thanksgiving basket distribution, they ask the local families if there are any special needs for their children that the church can help with.