Our Church School kids and families went out and bought presents for children and families in need. Each child brought their gift to church and we collected them on the solea. They presented them before the icon of St. Nicholas and then Fr. Rick blessed the gifts. The 7th grade class shared a beautiful story about St. Nicholas and Santa Clause. Afterwards, our 8th graders put the presents into bags and filled the church office!
These gifts will be donated to Northwestern Settlement and distributed to children around Chicago. We have partnered with them for years and have gotten so many presents to so many children. It has been a beautiful partnership and we are very excited to make our donation this year as well!
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