White Gift Sunday will be December 4 this year.
The tradition of White Gift Sunday started in 1904. Gifts were brought to the church wrapped in white so that no one else would know what you could bring and thus all could share in the joy of giving regardless of income. These gifts were distributed to families in need.
For the last few years, First United has gathered gifts for the guests who come to our Fridays at First meal. For some of these people, this is the only gift they will get. Others look forward to getting a bag of items that they can share with friends and family.
Lists of suggested items and green bags will be available at the church starting Sunday November 20. These will be received during the service on December 4 and could be dropped off at any time before that if you are not able to attend in person.