Every year we traditionally decorate our little giving tree with tags for gifts for Life House and Loaves and Fishes, and for the last few years we have also put together gift bags to be given out at the monthly Thursday Chum dinner. This year we are collecting donations of money instead. We will give checks to Life House and Loaves and Fishes for them to purchase gifts, and Cathy and Jerry Carlson will use the Chum share to purchase gloves, handwarmers, socks and Super One cards, to be distributed to the folks at the Drop-in Center. We are also collecting donations to be used for the purchase of our share of cookies for the County Jail Christmas party. It’s not too soon to donate. You can contribute online from our web site; click on the “Donate” button, then choose “Christmas Giving Tree” from the dropdown “Select Fund” list. Or mail a check to the church with “Giving Tree” in the memo (1111 N 11th Ave E, Duluth MN 55805). Please send donations by Monday December 7. You have all been very generous in the past, so we hope to continue to provide gifts to our neighbors during this difficult time!