We all know what the Fellowship Hall looks like on a regular day. Now close your eyes and see twelve tables set up surrounded by chairs, a Christmas tree, a tent and more than 80 ladies. Yes, more than 80! That is how many attended our annual Advent breakfast. We had people from all over the region, from so may different houses of worship. Here is a quote from a Thank You note that I received afterwards:
Thank You for such a warm, wonderful, meaningful time of fellowship and worship this past Saturday, I was so in the moment for the entire morning. Thank you for this precious gift to begin and maintain an expectant mind set during this time of waiting.
For me this describes it so well, this time of waiting!
I cannot begin to thank all of you who helped with the organization of this event. So many of you contributed in one way or the other. And all that added up to a very good time for all of us. We were able to collect almost $300 for House of Manna, to give those families an extra boost in these difficult times. The skit, written by Pastor Susan, was so good that you could hear a pin drop. We all appreciated her description of Trouble outside the tent, another perception of the Star of Bethlehem.
Now looking towards the New Year, we have our first meeting on Jan 17th. After a short gathering in the Randolph Room, we will go to the Hungarian Museum. I have arranged a tour for us at 2:00 .pm. The cost will be $5 a person, ($3 for seniors). All women of the congregation are welcome to come. It promises to be a nice trip!
Prayer shawls are still being made and given out. If you want to know more about prayer shawls, let me know. If you know someone who could benefit from a shawl, do not hesitate to talk to me. We usually have one or two on hand to be given out.