Fellowship Corner — posted January 3

Thank you to Sue V., Colleen C., Dale H., Deb U. , Lisa & Torie B., Andie S., and Jill W. who brought us fellowship for December. Extra applause because it was a five Sunday month! They also set up for the very enjoyable and successful Christmas cookie Sunday. And thanks to everyone who made a batch of cookies… there were so many delicious treats. This was our third year for this event and the donations really exceeded our expectations.

It is with regret that we announce Sandy B. is stepping down from the fellowship team. She has been with this ministry for several years and will be sorely missed. But as with any of us, God may call us in a different direction. And Laurie S. heard a call and will be joining fellowship on Ginger L’s. team in a few months. So we say goodbye to Sandy and we say ‘welcome aboard’ to Laurie. We still have openings and if you are interested in trying out fellowship, see Edna.

This Sunday, January 5, we will celebrate Epiphany (Monday, Jan. 6). Gloria M. will create the Kings’ Cake. If you find the baby Jesus in your slice of cake, you get to make next year’s Kings’ Cake.

Before we know it, the Lenten Soup Suppers will start on March 12 and continue for the next four Wednesdays. A sign-up sheet is in the fellowship hall right outside the kitchen. A Lead Coordinator, who will provide set-up and overall management, is needed for each Wednesday meal.

Andie S. has agreed to cover for Edna while we (Dennis & I) are gone for a couple of months. Please discuss any fellowship or supply issues with her. Thanks, Andie! I “loaded” our supplies this week so we should be okay on most items.

A new year and a fresh cleaning: a great big thank you to Sue V., Deb U.,  and Jill W. for cleaning out the fellowship storage area shortly before the new year. This was a major challenge and it is greatly appreciated.

There is a calendar in our kitchen. It’s located on the pantry door. Feel free to add dates of interest. Maybe someone could post the Lenten soup suppers (I forgot to do that) – March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, and April 9.

Thanks to the napkin fairy, who dropped off many, many packages of beautiful “starry” napkins!

Advent Suppers — Recap & Thanks:  We had three Advent suppers which provided an opportunity for those attending to wind down from the holiday stress and reconnect. This year we moved from a soup-focused meal to a supper with casseroles and soups. A big thank you to the Lead Coordinators (Stitching Sisters, Sue V., and Ginger L.) The meals started with a yummy pancake-sausage supper made by the fabulous Stitching Sisters (Ele B., Kim B., Ginger L., and Edna A.) And thanks to everyone who brought food on these frosty evenings: Kim B., Sue V., Anita P., Diane G., Christa B., Diana K., and many others.

–Written by Edna A.