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Jesse Tree 2021

                    Jesse Tree 2021

Once again, our approach to the traditional Jesse Tree will be different this year. We will have multiple approaches to allow you to participate in a safe environment:

  • the traditional tree with gift tags
  • list of items requested (see below)
  • Sign-up Genius.

The kick-off will be the weekend of November 13/14 thru 20/21. All gift items will need to be returned by Sunday, December 12.  All items can be dropped off in the bins both inside and outside of the church. Gifts are to be unwrapped. Also, please mark on the bag the name of the organization you are supporting.

This year’s organizations are: Pope Francis Center, St Aloysius Parish Neighborhood Services, and the SVdP Justice Initiative Prison Ministry. All these organizations assist the homeless, working poor and seniors in the Detroit area. We are also adding the La Mora Clinic in El Salvador.

Thank you for your continued generosity to those less fortunate.   Resurrection Christian Service ministry

Ministries and Gift List

A little summary of the ministries Resurrection Christian Service has decided to assist via the Jesse Tree:

Pope Francis Center located in the city of Detroit provides a welcoming, safe place for those experiencing homelessness and the working poor. The Center provides showers, laundry services, essential clothing, coffee, refreshments and a hot meal; as well as specialized medical clinics, employment assistance, legal advocacy and housing placement. The Center serves 150-200 guests daily. This is also the Center that our Sandwich Ministry serves weekly. Currently operating out of the TCF Center due to the increased number of guests.

Items Needed:

  • Men’s thermal long underwear sets – XL
  • Men’s thermal long underwear sets – L
  • Men’s sweatpants – XL
  • Men’s hoodie sweatshirts – XL
  • Warm blankets – twin
  • Hand & toe warmers


St. Aloysius Parish Neighborhood Services operates a street ministry assisting the homeless, working poor and seniors in the downtown Detroit area. St. Al’s is often called “Everybody’s Church”; taking the church to the people. Items donated will be distributed to someone on the street or in a nearby apartment. The demands on this parish are great, their resources are low.

Items Needed:

  • Hand, toe and body warmers
  • Knit pullover hats made for very cold weather – men & women sizes
  • Gloves made for very cold weather – men & women sizes
  • White socks – men & women
  • Gift cards – Gordon Food or Wal-Mart only

SVdP Justice Initiative Prison Ministry The Justice Initiative is special work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, reaching out with hope to recently released returning citizens. In order to minimize the space needed to store inventory, they are asking primarily for monetary/gift card donations. Monies donate are used to purchase goods such as undergarments, work clothing, boots, shoes, tools, bus passes and toiletries. This ministry also helps with car repairs, acquiring housing, furniture and more.

Items Needed:

  • Knit/fleece hats – adults
  • Underwear – men’s L – XL
  • Gift cards – Visa or Walmart


La Mora Clinic Since 2005 Resurrection has been a major supporter of this clinic in rural El Salvador, serving 28 communities, contributing to salaries of doctors/nurses, & providing medications. Participation in this year’s Jesse Tree program will pay for life saving medicines and supplies for the people the Clinic serves.

Monetary donations will go to purchase the following items:

La Mora Clinic – cash/check only

Checks – Resurrection Parish – memo line: La Mora Clinic

  • $20 for Antibiotics for general infections
  • $20 for Antibiotics for ear or respiratory infections
  • $40 for Antibiotics for UTI infections
  • $20 for Meds – Gout
  • $40 for Meds – COVID
  • $40 for Box of face shields
  • $40 for Box of latex gloves
  • $75 for Box of N95 face masks
  • $75 for Meds – high blood pressure
  • $100 for Meds for allergies
  • $200 for One disposable protective suit

These are difficult times for so many service ministries throughout the area. Most are looking for gift cards due to COVID19. We selected these ministries which combine both material needs as well checks/gift cards. Pray for these ministries and all those that seek to uplift our neighbors. May God bless you and your families abundantly for your generosity.