The Giving Tree
We invite you to support the parish in providing lunch to the Shirlington day laborers through the Brown Bag Lunch Program. Please take a 'brown bag angel' ornament from the basket under the giving tree, place your donation inside the ornament and hang it on the tree. The tree will be in the sanctuary through Christmas. Through your generosity, we are able to provide lunch once a week to 50 laborers. Thank you for your support and generosity! For information on Shirlington Day Laborers please visit: www.seecjobs.org.
OLQP traditionally assists the Arlington Street People's Action Network (ASPAN) with shoebox gifts for our homeless brothers and sisters. The ASPAN Christmas Party takes place this year on Thursday, December 18, so your gift of a shoebox filled with toiletries and other small gifts should be brought to the parish by Sunday, December 14th. If you choose to wrap your box, please designate whether the gift is for a man or a woman (we need more gifts for homeless men). Otherwise, bring the unwrapped box and our volunteers will take care of wrapping it. If you can help with wrapping on December 14, from 11:00-3:00 or 6:30-8:30, please sign up in the back of church, call the office (703-979-5580) or email Ann Felker at email@example.com.
World AIDS Day
On Monday, December 1st, the Gay, Lesbian, Friends, and Family Ministry (GLFF) will host a World AIDS Day program from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm in the Ministry Center classrooms 3 and 4 (2nd floor). The program will include information on outreach organizations, as well as an opportunity to reflect on the impact that the disease has had on our lives and the lives of others. All are invited to attend and participate in the potluck meal that will be served during the program.
Black Friday Prayer Vigil
Join other OLQP parishioners and Interfaith Worker Justice Exec. Dir. Kim Bobo at 2 peaceful prayer vigils on Black Friday, praying for a livable wage at Walmart. We will be at the Walmart at 6303 Richmond Hwy in Alexandria, at 9 am, and at 7910 Richmond Hwy in Alexandria at 10 am. Come to one or both! RSVP to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.