Our 2018 Advent Mission Project changed from Shoeboxes to Stockings. This year we stuffed 82 stockings with everyday supplies like shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, and other helpful supplies. We also included free copies of the Gospel of Mark and a list of "Scripture Verses for Graceful Living."
We partnered with Sharing the Love Foundation which delivered the stockings to local nursing homes and the elderly who often go without basic hygiene supplies.
Our "Advent Workshop" tradition has continued for many years. In 2017 we incorporated the mission project into our annual Hanging of the Greens service, which is usually in the evening on the 2nd Sunday of Advent.