Again this year, St. Columba's will reach out in love and service for the Christmas Angel Tree Outreach Ministry. Our gifts will support the ministries of Emmaus House in Atlanta and Family Haven in Forsyth County. The Angel Tree is set up in the main entrance of the church and ornaments represent gifts of toys for children, clothes for children and adult family members, and household items. All gifts should be returned by December 8.
Emmaus House is a one of our diocesan outreach missions and is a center for community life in Peoplestown neighborhood of Atlanta. The total ministry of Emmaus House offers over 150,000 hours of direct service to families in need by offering programs for children, teenagers, and adults throughout the year. The Emmaus House Christmas program provides toys to nearly 700 children whose families would otherwise not be able to provide gifts to the children.
Family Haven is an advocacy agency in Forsyth County serving victimes of domestic violence. They provide shelter, programs and community education aimed at ending the cycle of violence. It was founded in 1989 for the puprpose of providing temporary shelter, crisis support, and referral services for victims of domestic violence.