We share in the common work of material support for those in need. That work ranges from creating and providing warm winter hats, gloves, socks and scarves to the local Salvation Army to purchasing Christmas gifts for the children on the local “angel tree.” We have supported many causes through plate and other offerings – Victim Support Services, Habitat for Humanity, the Adair County Humane Society, Helping Hands Mission, and others. We participate in local collective efforts (for example, by working with other churches to sustain the Christian Community Food Depot) as well as diocesan efforts. For example, we recently provided a backpack for school children in the diocesan ECW drive and shoes and related products in the drive for our companion diocese in Lui, South Sudan. In the larger church, we have supported Nets for Life and the United Thank Offering (UTO). Some of us participated in adult formation work this past summer looking at how and what we give. We are interested in developing a more coherent approach to providing material support. Meanwhile, we are keenly aware that material support is only one part of the outreach picture; interaction is the other.