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Birthday Giving Ministry

posted Jan 29, 2020, 9:40 AM by St. Paul UMC Church

Birthday Giving Ministry

My name is Sue Ruhland. I am starting a new ministry called, “Birthday Giving.” With this ministry, we can make birthdays easier for families who are struggling. Everyone loves to celebrate their special day, especially children. Items collected will be put in a gift bag and distributed to families who come to the Food Bank . I am asking for donations of the following items (these are suggestions; however, anything you feel that will make a great birthday party will also be accepted):

Box of cake mix

Can of frosting

Aluminum pan to bake cake

Cake decorations

Birthday candles (no matches please)

Gift bag (approx. 10x12 size)

Gift wrapping paper and tape

Paper plates/napkins/utensils/cups

Birthday card

Decorations (balloons, streamers, banners, party hats)

Goodie bag with small surprises

Small gift

New or gently used children’s books


Monetary gifts or gift cards will also be accepted and I will shop for items that are needed.


I will set up three containers, one in the Family Life Center, one in the Children’s Center and one in the Narthex, for donations. Donations will be accepted starting Sunday, February 2nd, through Sunday, February 23rd. After donations are collected, a date, time and location will be scheduled to fill the bags and deliver to the Food Bank for anyone that would like to participate.