On Saint Martin’s Day this year, First German UMC will be collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Glendale as well as donations of new or slightly used shoes of any size or style for Soles 4 Souls. Learn more about the Salvation Army Food Pantry in Glendale here.
Saint Martin was known for his ministry to the poor and to children. To celebrate the holiday, we will participate in some traditional German activities and observe some new ones. Children will be able to make lanterns and participate in a lantern parade, reenacting Saint Martin’s walking by lantern light to search for people on the street in need. There will also be lantern artwork from community members lighting up the courtyard.
And in true First German UMC fashion, we’ll share good food together.