Angel Tree is a program of Prison Fellowship, a prison ministry organization, that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. In most cases, local church volunteers purchase and deliver gifts and the Gospel to children in the name of their prisoner-parent. Organizations and churches get Angel Tree tags, with gift ideas for children in need. They place the tags on a decorated tree during the holiday season after which people take the tags and purchase gifts for the child. The gifts are wrapped and brought back to the church and then delivered to the children.
Why Dexter UMC Helps Angel Tree
Angel Tree is a way Dexter UMC members are able to give something special to a child who might otherwise not receive such a gift. It helps families because the gifts are given to the children as gifts from their parent or parents who are unable to be with their children much due to incarceration. It provides a fellowship opportunity within the church as people volunteer to work on this program.
What You Need to Know
Normally, Dexter UMC starts its Angel Tree program right after Thanksgiving and gifts are purchased for individual children. This year due to Covid-19 we are taking up a collection and using the funds to purchase gifts and clothing through Amazon. Contributions can be made by check to Dexter UMC. (Please note Angel Tree in the memo.) For more information about the Dexter UMC Angel Tree program, contact Tom Bratton at , 734.846.2900. Learn more about the Angel Tree program at Prison Fellowship.
It starts with a gift—but it leads to so much more. Keep sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with inmates’ children all year long!