Carrie Kids: Altar Focus for December Carrie Kids will be the Altar Focus for the month of December. A Christmas tree is set up in the narthex with jean ornaments listing the sizes of K –6th grade boys. Jeans are the primary focus with other items such as socks and underwear are needed. Carrie Kids is a local organization working with 150-200 children and adolescents weekly who are homeless or at risk with a variety of programs, events, groups to reach them.

Our second Altar Focus for December is Good Gifts, which is a program of our denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We have catalogs available on the table by the fountain in the narthex, and ornaments on the small tree and a table in the narthex as well. You can choose something, make the appropriate donation to LCC and memo it “Good Gifts” (there are cute cards on the table for you to send the recipient as well), or you can do everything online at These gifts are great teaching tools for kids (who are excited to know how the honeybees, or goat, or chicks they have given will help a family across the world live better), and perfect for the person who has everything! There is something to suit everyone’s interests, from animals, to tuition, to counseling, to vaccinations, to plants and trees, and much, much, more. Here’s a way to add meaning to your Christmas, and to someone else’s as well.