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Christmas at Christ Church!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 1, 2 and 3

Friday
Parish Christmas Party and Silent Auction: 6 – 9 pm, Undercroft
(Auction closes at 8:15 for notification of winners)
Children’s Santa Workshop: 6 - 8 pm, Lower Level

Saturday
Wreaths, Greens & Bows for Sale: 9 am – 4 pm, Cloister
Trees, Wreaths & Greens for Sale: 9 am – 4 pm, Front Lawn
Parish Marketplace Baked Goods Sale: 9 am – 4 pm, Main Floor

Sunday
Wreaths, Greens & Bows for Sale: 8 am – 1 pm in the Cloister
Trees, Wreaths & Greens for Sale: 8 am – 1 pm on Front Lawn
Parish Marketplace Baked Goods Sale: 8 am – 1 pm


Hold the Dates: Gifts and Green will kick off with our Parish Christmas Party on December 2, 2016.  Trees, Greens and the Market Place will continue on December 3rd and 4th.   

Outreach funding has chosen Wellspring and The Ruth Ellis Center as the recipients of funds raised at Gifts and Green this year.

Wellspring - Funds will support the Academic and Youth Development Program serving 175 youth. The program takes place 50 weeks/year. Kumon math and reading/language arts curriculum is provided at a subsidized cost for predominantly low-income families (Wellspring is located in Brightmoor). Wellspring is the only Kumon center in Michigan operated by a non-profit. Wellspring subsidizes the cost of the program through grants. To learn more about Wellspring please CLICK HERE.

Ruth Ellis Center -  Funds will support the Family Acceptance Project, working with families to keep children safe, preserve families and promote acceptance and prevent long-term placement of LGBTQ children and youth in the child welfare system. 5,000 will support 25 families in basic resources. To learn more about the Ruth Ellis Center please CLICK HERE.


Parish Marketplace:  Your Canned Goods and Baked Goods are needed!

As you are canning this fall remember the Gifts and Green Market Place!   Your homemade baked goods (cakes, breads, cookies, and brownies), your canned jams, jellies, chutney and other like canned goods make the Market Place one of the most visited locations during the weekend.   Please make your commitment today to contribute to the Market Place. Catherine Ash has graciously offered to chair the Parish Marketplace again this year.

Here is what we need you to do: 

  • Make your commitment and tell us what you will donate to the Market Place.  
  • Mark your calendar and deliver your items on Thursday December 1 (between 5-7 pm, or Friday December 2 (between 9 am-2 pm)
  • Drop off location will be in the lobby on Baker's rack for Parish Market
  • We appreciate your having your goods in ready to sell packaging 

See through packaging allows buyers to more quickly see what they are purchasing. 

PLEASE NOTE IF YOUR ITEM CONTAINS NUTS.

If you have any questions please contact Catherine Ash at catherineash1@gmail.com OR phone (313) 926-6575.


Greens & Trees:  Trees and greens will be available December 3rd and December 4th.  You can place your order online through November 28, 2016 or while supplies last.  Surplus Trees will be sold on December 3rd and 4th, and purchased trees can be pick up on those dates as well.  


Silent Auction: A wonderful tradition of Gifts and Greens is the offering of silent auction and raffle items to enhance your Christmas giving.

We request submission of donations no later than November 15, 2017.  Decisions on items offered will be made by November 23 at the latest.  Submit your request early!

If you have any questions about Gifts & Greens please contact Mary Ann DeAngelo at 313-885-4841, ext. 107.