About the Photo
This was or Advent Hope Tree at church. I took some branches and wrapped them in blue yarns. Then my daughter and I made hanging ornaments out of a photo taken of stars by an astronomer friend of ours. Meanwhile, at church, we collected names of groups and causes that could use a bit of prayer and financial love for all their tireless work. We hung an ornament with the name of each one on the back of it. We had a couple rounds of voting on where to send our Christmas Eve offering. The giving that night was roughly $2,800 in undesignated funds. That means that the El Camino Homeless Shelter, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, and the Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Cambria will each receive $900+. Click the links on each if you want to know about these organizations. Way to go Bethel Community!