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Throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons, members of All Saints', Drayton Valley contributed to the church's Giving Tree. Unlike a regular family Christmas tree, items were placed on or beneath the Giving Tree to be given to two organisations that work with the vulnerable in the community. This year, the Mountain Rose Women's Shelter of Rocky Mountain House and the Warming Hearts program of Drayton Valley will receive the items as an expression of Christian love. There were many items collected this year, including warm weather boots, socks, hats, toiletries, as well as gift cards. Before the items were sorted for distribution, members of All Saints' joined together at the Giving Tree for prayer so that it would a blessing to others in need. Pictured from left: Margaret Lathe, Hy Dahl, Christopher Cook, Miriam Roberts. Submitted by the Rev. Christopher Cook, rector; photo: Sandra Blades