Giving Opportunities

Acton Congregational Church offers a variety of opportunities to give to the wider community during this celebratory season. You are invited to participate as you are able in one or more of these.

Salvation Army Seeks Red Kettle Bell Ringers:  Sign online at http://tinyurl.com/actonkettle, where you can choose a kettle location in Acton. The Salvation Army makes a big difference in many people's lives and their Christmas kettle bell ringing is one of their primary sources of income.

Christmas Fund: This collection, taken during worship on December 9, benefits retired clergy. Look for the envelope in the bulletin that morning, or give on-line through our web site (Click Here). Make checks payable to Acton Congregational Church with a memo of "Christmas Fund." Click Here for more information on this important fund from the UCC.

Christmas Eve Collection: Your Christmas Eve gifts will be used to further the ministries and missions of the Acton Congregational Church.

Christmas Decorations for our Sanctuary: The Acton Congregational Church Sanctuary Guild invites you to support the fund to decorate our Sanctuary for Christmas. The poinsettias will be displayed starting on Sunday, December 16, 2018.  Some of the poinsettias will be delivered to extend warm greetings to members and friends who are on the ACC Visitation list. If you choose to take the plant you donated, please do so after the 10 PM Christmas Eve service. On Sunday, December 30, members of the congregation may take any remaining plants after the morning service. To contribute, please send the form, along with your check payable to ACC (memo line: Christmas Flowers), to Acton Congregational Church, 12 Concord Road, Acton MA 01720. You may also place the form and check into the collection plate. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, November 28 at noon.   Click Here for the Flower Donation Form.

Holiday Gift Bag Project: Concord Prison Outreach asks you to help provide holiday gift bags and handmade cards for inmates at MCI-Concord. Click here for a list that describes the needed items and specific instructions for the handmade cards, which are treasured among the inmates. Drop off items at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 Elm Street, Concord between November 27 - December 3. Click Here for the Concord Prison Outreach website.

Mitten Tree: This ministry provides gifts for the clients of the Acton Council on Aging (COA), the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell (CMAA), Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Lazarus House in Lawrence. Look for our Mitten Tree at Fellowship Hour in Hartman Hall on November 25 and December 2. Choose a tag representing children and familities who need your help this Christmas. Select an ornament from the tree and sign it out with the volunteers at the table. You have three options to choose from:

MITTENS represent children in need of clothing or a small toy.
STARS represent people who would appreciate gift certificates for groceries, fuel, or local stores.
ANGELS are gifts for children served by DCF

Bring your wrapped or bagged gifts to Hartman Hall on Sundays (no later than December 9). Thank you for your generosity and time to reach out to our neighbors in need. 

Coats for Kids Drive: For the fifth year, our Sunday School Goodwill Missions Workshop is participating in the 22nd annual Coats for Kids Drive. The drive will run through December 31, 2018 with one simple goal - to help individuals who otherwise wouldn't be able to keep themselves and their families warm. Please bring your gently worn warm winter coats of all sizes to the large colored box in Hartman Hall by the end of December. Once collected and cleaned, coats will be distributed free of charge through the Coats for Kids Distribution Partners network.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: This ministry works year-round creating prayer shawls for members and friends of the church and baptismal blankets for infants receiving the sacrament. Your gifts fund this important ministry.