While the trees in Stockton may be bare, Stockton Presbyterian Church will unveil a Money Tree full of green bills in the front yard of the church during this Lenten season.
Church members, friends, family and neighbors are invited to clip bills to the little tree, and those in the community who need money for food, fuel, or other necessities are encouraged to help themselves to the donated money. The goal is to keep the tree green for the 40 days of Lent.
Stockton Presbyterian Church recently built an elementary school in the Lao jungles of Southeast Asia. However, church members recognize that there are great people who need assistance. Stockton Presbyterian strives to show love to the local community and world community, and the Money Tree is an opportunity to help those in need in the community.
A free Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner Party takes place 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the church, 22 S. Main St., Stockton, N.J., with live music and the lighting of the Money Tree.
For information, visit stocktonpresbyterian.org.