Bath United Methodist Pastor Neil Gastonguay, left, and church member Ralph Murray stand out of the rain by the steps of Bath City Hall on Saturday as they accept gifts and money to support the church’s mission to deliver Christmas to needy families in western Maine. Last year the church raised $4,000 and served 200 families. By 11 a.m., volunteers had already gone shopping twice with money donated that day, Gastonguay said.

Bath United Methodist Pastor Neil Gastonguay, left, and church member Ralph Murray stand out of the rain by the steps of Bath City Hall on Saturday as they accept gifts and money to support the church’s mission to deliver Christmas to needy families in western Maine. Last year the church raised $4,000 and served 200 families. By 11 a.m., volunteers had already gone shopping twice with money donated that day, Gastonguay said.

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