Scattered for Service
Scattered for Service: An Alternative Giving Opportunity
- What is alternative giving?
- What is different about Scattered for Service alternative giving?
- What is the Scattered brochure?
- What is a "Scattered Card?"
- Does Scattered for Service offer any gifts to "wrap?"
- When is Scattered open?
- How can you help?
What is alternative giving?
What is different about Scattered for Service alternative giving?
Scattered provides the opportunity to give to any number of worthy organizations, in one-stop shopping
Members of our local community select the organizations in the catalog
We offer actual "items" to give from each organization
We provide you with a card personalized (calligraphied as requested) describing the organization, your gift item and your name.
You send the card directly to your honoree
What is the Scattered brochure?
The Scattered for Service brochure is the collection of organizations, chosen by congregation members. The brochure describes the organizations, the outreach programs, how we can support them, and how we can get involved with the organization. The finished product is not only a gift-guide but also a volunteer-guide, a prayer-guide and all-around inspirational-guide. For each organization – there are up-to three different gifts to give. With this option in Scattered for Service, we can then often find items to give to our loved ones that are meaningful to them in their personal lives.
View the 2012 brochure and order form:
Link to 2012 Scattered for Service Brochure
Link to 2012 Scattered for Service Order Form
What is a "Scattered Card"?
When you make a donation to an organization through Scattered for Service, we provide you with an acknowledgement card to give to your loved one. At Scattered, we have personalized gift cards. Each card includes a description of the organization that you’ve chosen and then is calligraphied – by calligraphy volunteers in our congregation – with the specific item that you’ve chosen and your name. You then send the cards directly to your honoree.
Does Scattered for Service offer any gifts to "wrap?"
Fair Trade Winds, a family-run business committed to helping alleviate global poverty and increase social responsibility through fair trade, will bring their handicrafts and fair trade foods to Fellowship Hall. The S.A.M. Plan: Support a Missionary is a cash/gift card ministry that raises funds to support our missionaries in full covenant relationship. Scattered for Service purchases goods, crafts and cash cards through these programs and makes them available to you in time for holiday gift giving. While your cards are being prepared, shop the Fair Trade Craft Market supporting struggling artisans from around the world.
When is Scattered for Service Open?
Saturday, December 8, 2012 before and after the Carols by Candlelight Concert
Sunday, December 9 & 16, 2012
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
except during worship
How can you help?
Scattered doesn't happen without volunteers! Start planning early to be a part of Scattered 2012!
- Craft Inventory - times vary, dependent on arrival
- Event set-up - Saturdays, Dec. 8 & 15, 8 AM - 12 PM
- Calligraphy - during the event
- Catalog Sales - during the event
- Craft Sales - during the event
- Coffee hour - during the event
- Event take-down - Sundays, Dec. 9 & 16, 1 PM - 3 PM
Consider Alternative Giving as a way to honor the true meaning of Christmas. Consider Scattered for Service as your Alternative Giving source.