How SGC "Gives Back" During the Christmas Season

20 gift bags going to the residents at the Ella B. Scantlebury Home in New Haven- a joint ministry between Spring Glen Church and Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Columbus House Gift Certificates
The Benevolence Committee will again be supporting Columbus House through the sale of Columbus House gift certificates.  The gift certificates make a thoughtful holiday gift for the friend or relative who has everything!  Help us to share our love with the Columbus House community.  We will be selling the gift certificates after church TODAY for last minute gifters.
Angel Tree
Season's Greetings! The Christian Action Committee is once again collecting gifts for Hamden Youth Services through Covenant to Care, and for our Christian Community Action apartment families. We ask that you consider the opportunity to brighten the season for someone less fortunate by visiting our Angel Tree.  Please visit us in Great Hall during Fellowship Hour, choose an ANGEL off the tree, and provide a wish come true for a child in need. TODAY is the last day to sign up for the Angel Tree.  We ask that the gifts be wrapped and returned to the church by Sunday, Dec 17th. Questions? Contact Colette Matthew at (203-687-5513). 
Holiday Mitten Tree
As we all prepare for the holidays, may we also be mindful that those in need are also preparing for the cold winter to come. We will continue the SGC tradition of decorating a small Christmas tree in the narthex with hats, mittens, scarves and socks (new this year) for kids of all ages. Please help us deck those halls during Advent. Many thanks in advance for helping to warm the hearts as well as the bodies of our children in need in our Greater New Haven community.  -Cristian Action Committee
Holiday Wish List
Jessica Van Denend is collecting items to support children on an inpatient psychiatric unit (ages 6-12) who will be there for the holidays.  She will pick up donations at coffee hour on the 10th and 17th, and will also leave a box in the church office.  She can also be reached at 267-252-0258 or   The following items are requested: markers, crayons,  (NO COLORED PENCILS, PLEASE), coloring books, legos, toiletries, cards or games for 2-4 players (age appropriate content, please), sensory items - scented oils, or scented lotions, stress balls, lap pads, or bumpy inflated seats.