Giving Tree — The Board of Deacons Giving Trees are up in the Sanctuary and the Chapel narthexes. The trees are decorated with gift tags specifying gift wishes for individuals and families in need. Our gifts support such organizations as: A Safe Place, Fit Moms, the Haven, Casa Central, the First Pres Mobile Food Pantry and our own First Pres Community-at-Large. Your individual gifts (in the $25 to $30 range) will bring a joyful Christmas to recipients. We will happily accept gifts through noon Sunday, December 10, but they must be in by the Sunday deadline or our recipients won’t receive their gifts. Please note: each gift tag indicates whether or not gifts should be wrapped. Whether you wrap or not, please be sure to return gifts with the gift tag securely attached. Questions? Please contact the church office at 847-362-2174 or by email.