This year Zion has “adopted” for Christmas giving families who have had to use the New Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter. The family wish lists will be coming soon and will be posted on the giving tree in the narthex. As in year’s past, we ask that you take one of the post-it note stars from the tree, buy the gift indicated and return it to church. But unlike previous years, this year we ask that you return the gift to church UNWRAPPED. The Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter has found that it is empowering for families going through the turmoil and change which has forced them to seek shelter with NJBWS to be able to wrap the gifts for family members themselves. Please look at our giving tree when it appears in the narthex, and if you chose a star, buy the gift indicated and return it to church unwrapped by December 9th. If you wish to donate wrapping paper, you may also bring that to church by December 9th. Thank you!