We were in need of new mugs for coffee hour, and thought we would make it a fun activity for the whole parish. We did a paint-your-own-pottery project and painted several dozens mugs. Now we all enjoy seeking out the mugs we painted, or simply enjoying someone else’s artistic endeavors while catching up during coffee hour.
MASS ON THE GRASS:
Once or twice a year we gather on our beautiful lawn for a Eucharist in the sunshine. Parishioners bring beach chairs and a dish to share for our potluck luncheon. Picnic favorites are Beth Dench’s sausage and peppers, the famous strawberry pretzel pie, and Judy Lockard’s pulled pork sandwiches. We set up card tables under the trees and everyone enjoys some together time in the sun.
Phil Campbell’s BROADWAY SERIES:
Phil Campbell is crafting evenings of song and dance, musical history, comparisons between broadway and film and opportunities for toe-tapping and singing along. He delights us with tidbits about the actors, cultural references and lends his own rich baritone to the soundtracks. Each offering has been a sweet walk down memory lane for those of us in attendance. Whether South Pacific, Oklahoma or Fiddler on the Roof . . . they are evenings not to be missed.
What a night! Ten competitors toiled over their favorite recipes and did their best to convince everyone their chili was the best. Parish members came in costume, taste tested all of them and then voted! The parish hall was decorated with lights, candles in mason jars and hay bales. There were games for the kids and they loved bobbing for apples. Prizes were awarded for best chili, best costume and best table decoration. It was a really fun night for everyone!
Education Commission coordinated a great project for the whole parish. Eastside Marketplace generously donated dozens of pumpkins to us. Kids and adults decorated some pumpkins to take home and some to distribute at Church Beyond the Walls. Pumpkins were properly glittered and painted and draped with string to look spooky.