F.A.T.E. mission opportunity! FATE (Fun Again Toys for Everyone) is a holiday effort to collect as many gently used like-new toys, books, games, puzzles, video games, movies, sports balls, strollers, bikes, etc, and give them to families that can't afford to buy gifts for their children. There is a special need for teen items (earbuds, lotions, body sprays, MP3 Players, game systems, etc). We are happy to partner with Doris and Bryan Toronyi, who have been providing this service in West Michigan for the last seven years. St. John's members, Dyana and Monica Whittemore-Beek, have been volunteering with FATE for the last five years. What can you do? Help your children and grandchildren pick out gently used items at home that they feel other families will love, and bring the items to St. John's UCC! New items are welcome too! You will find a F.A.T.E. toy donation box in our narthex and in fellowship hall. We will be collecting your new and gently used toy donations through Saturday, Dec. 2. If you would like to volunteer to help clean and test toys, set up the warehouse space, or assist with distribution as an Elf with the F.A.T.E. organization on Dec. 9, we will connect you with volunteer times.