Consecration Sunday

An American Chop Suey lunch was served following the 10 a.m. service, celebrating the end of the church's two fall fund-raising campaigns.

An American Chop Suey lunch was served following the 10 a.m. service, celebrating the end of the church's two fall fund-raising campaigns.

 

Celebrating God’s love

The final Sunday of the church’s two fall fund-raising campaigns ended with a focus on one of the church’s missions: Serving at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen.

Following the 10 a.m. service, a lunch of American Chop Suey, prepared by Steve Hill, was served to the congregation, just as it is when our church prepares and serves lunch at the soup kitchen. Sunday’s lunch also included salad and day-old cake, two other staples for lunches served at the soup kitchen.

Steve Hill puts finishing touches on his American Chop Suey.

Steve Hill puts finishing touches on his American Chop Suey.

The two financial campaigns that ended Sunday were the annual Stewardship drive, which pays for operating expenses through congregation pledges, and a capital campaign designed to pay for a new furnace, a new sound system for the sanctuary, and a commerical-grade dishwasher for the kitchen.

The capital campaign was named “Sharing God’s Love” because of the commitments everyone makes to help fund the special building projects. Rev. Ruth Morrison liked the idea of the American Chop Suey lunch because it also shows “sharing Gods’ love” through the church’s mission commitments.

Judith Hill and Laura Young Connelly prepare salad for Sunday's lunch.

Judith Hill and Laura Young Connelly prepare salad for Sunday's lunch.

Even though Sunday was the official end to the two financial campaigns, pledges for both the Stewardship drive and the capital campaign can still be turned in, directly to Financial Secretary Julie Lefebvre, by placing the commitment in the Sunday collection basket, or by mailing it to the church. As always, thank you for your support.

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