Youth Gathering 2018 & Team BGTF

We are turning our attention to others in need for the Advent and Christmas season. Our youth attending the ELCA Youth Gathering were split into 3 groups and asked to choose a charity to “work” for. The youth have made “Reverse” Advent boxes for their charity. (The boxes are displayed in narthex). Open each Advent window and you will see items they are collecting for their charity.

Each week has different requests, then mid-December we will deliver the donations to each organization. We hope you will support their efforts and contribute.

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Following are the charities and items we are collecting for the week of November 19-25.


  • backpacks
  • meals
  • popcorn
  • board games
  • chili
  • foil packet tuna meals

Boys & Girls Club

  • Ace wraps
  • gauze
  • ice packs
  • books
  • puzzles
  • board games
  • paper towels
  • ziplocks

Gateway House

  • plastic cups
  • toothpaste
  • alarm clocks
  • laundry pods
  • batteries
  • Q-tips
  • Windex

Thank you for your support and generosity!

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