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From left: Amy Mintz, in charge if the Advent Giving Program, Director of Serve Ministries for Floris United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Herndon, and Cyndy Cooke, just back from a trip to Sierra Leone where FUMC sponsors a Child Rescue Center and a Hospital, gather around one of the three Gift Trees in the church gathering foyer.

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Community Creates Season of Giving

Organizations and individuals step to transform ‘The Holiday Season’ into ‘The Season of Giving.’

Thursday, Thanksgiving, traditionally marks the beginning of "The Holiday Season." The Christmas Shopping Derby will kick off at midnight for many of the big retailers, and the frantic rush of decorating, card sending, gift buying, wrapping, parties, baking, cooking, preparing for visitors or preparing to travel shifts into high gear.


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