Please mark your calendars and join us in December! Consider a gift card for a loved one this Christmas!
Friday, Dec. 2, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Wrapping gifts is the task. Folks will gather in CHUMC's fellowship hall to wrap the presents for the Stocking Project. Food will be provided, and Christmas music will be playing. Stop by anytime; stay as long as you can.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 9:00 am until 2:00 pm: Stuffing 132 stockings and completing any wrapping of the gifts is in order for this day. We gather in the fellowship hall to complete the Stocking Project. Stop by anytime; stay as long as you can. Brunch will be provided, and the music will still be playing.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Each year, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church (CHUMC) wraps countless small gifts to stuff stockings for children in our community who would otherwise receive few gifts, if any, at Christmas. This year, 132 children will receive a personalized hand-sewn stocking filled with small gifts, toothbrushes, school supplies, games, and snacks. Capitol Hill Group Ministry (www.capitolhillgroupministry.org), whose administrative offices are in CHUMC, identifies specific children and delivers the handcrafted stockings to the children's parents before Christmas Eve.
In lieu of material gifts for those you love, support CHUMC's Annual Christmas Stocking Project. For a minimum donation of $40, you may donate a Christmas Stocking. The card describes the program and states "In the spirit of the season, a Christmas Stocking has been given in your name to a child in Washington, DC who would otherwise receive few gifts, if any, this Christmas." Cards will be available after November 1.
Cash donations to help fund the Stocking Project are always needed. To make a cash donation and/or receive a gift card for another person, just mark your gift "Stocking Project" and place it in the offering plate during Sunday service or mail it to Capitol Hill United Methodist Church, 421 Seward Square SE, Washington DC 20003. Include name, address and the phone number and the gift card will be mailed to you.