Celebrating Love: 3rd Sunday of Advent
We will be celebrating White Gift Sunday. Please bring your gifts wrapped in plain white paper to be placed under the tree. Gifts may include new toys and clothes, non-perishable food and other much needed goods. The gifts will be donated to those in need.
What is White Gift Sunday?
White Gift Sunday began in 1903 in Painesville, Ohio when a minister’s wife, upset over her two daughter’s arguing over gifts they had received in a Sunday School Gift exchange, came up with the idea. She remembered a story about the wise king Kubla Khan who received gifts from his people that were wrapped in white so that all the gifts looked the same. By doing this, the love and devotion of the giver became more important than the gift. The following year, it was suggested that the Sunday School bring gifts, wrapped in white, that would be given to people in need in the community. The idea caught on and is still practiced in many churches today.
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