On Thursday, December 13, United Methodist Children’s Services (UMCS), a Wisconsin Conference Health & Welfare Ministry, will be hosting its annual Christmas Party for their residents. This is an opportunity for families to gather for a meal (graciously sponsored this year by Central UMC in Milwaukee), for kids to decorate cookies & ornaments, and for everyone to celebrate the joy of the season.

They will also distribute gift cards to families to purchase presents for their children. The gift cards have been generously collected and donated by congregations and individuals throughout Wisconsin. This event is an opportunity for UMCS to connect with the families that they serve and to support their families during Christmas time.

UMCS is in need of donations of supplies for this event. They have a number of items on their Amazon Wish List that can be purchased and donated to UMCS for the party. Click here to visit their Amazon Wish List, pick which items you would like, complete your purchase, and then the items will be shipped directly to UMCS. If you don’t use the direct link, you can visit the UMCS website, click ‘Wish List’ in the menu on the right, and click on ‘View our Amazon Wish List.’ Then choose ‘UMCS 2018 Christmas Party’ to view the items needed.

Please make your purchases by November 29 so that UMCS can receive them in time for the event. You can also check out the other items they have on their wish list for all their program needs as well! Happy shopping & Merry Christmas!