Harvest Feast!The Harvest Feast, our annual celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday for all our members and friends, will follow the service on Sunday, November 24. There will be a short program presented during the feast, and the youth will be explaining and accepting donations to the UUSC Guest at Your Table Program. This program supports human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. Please consider donating to this very effective program – cash, check or credit card. Sign-up sheets to contribute to the dinner are in the fellowship hall. Please sign up to bring what you can, and be sure to put this family-friendly event on your calendar!
Our annual Thanksgiving “Harvest Feast” celebration was a wonderful highlight of the year. We served about 70 people...and could have served even more as we had an abundance of food. We want to thank all those who provided delicious dishes: salads, fruits, casseroles, hot vegetables, sweet potatoes, vegetarian and vegan dishes, turkey, gravy, dressing, bread, rolls…and pies, cakes and cookies!
Another thank you to all the volunteers who happily set up on Saturday, came early on Sunday to organize the dishes and stayed after the feast to clean up. Kudos also to our youth – Abi Bailey and Tanyth Bass who served as Masters of Ceremonies, Jolie Damer-Daigle and Cynthia Damer who played violin duets, and Alexis Calhoun and Quinn Pelcher who entertained us with their Knock Knock jokes. We also appreciate our younger youth who had an overnight at the church on Saturday and made stone soup, bread, and butter, led by our RE Director Kendra Peffers and supported by Karlee Liles, Cynthia Damer and Norma Bailey. Last, but by no means least, a tremendous thank you to Jen Prout and Kris Los who oversaw the entire operation and worked almost all shifts! We couldn’t have done it without you both!
It is at times like this that we experience the abundance of talent and generosity in our community. The friendship found in this community of faith gives special meaning to Thanksgiving.
Oh No, Brigitte! How Could We Forget?
We owe a huge apology to Brigitte Bechtold who we inadvertently forgot to mention and thank profusely for all
her work to help make our Harvest Feast such a success. She was essential as the third member of the “Three
Musketeers” that provided leadership for the Harvest Feast this year. Thank you so much, Brigitte!
There are sign up sheets in the fellowship hall for people to help with food, set up and clean up for the Harvest Feast which will be on November 18 in the Library Annex. More information to follow!
We will celebrate our annual Harvest Feast tradition Sunday, November 19 following the worship service. Our youth will be presenting a musical program during the feast as well as collecting our annual donations to the UUSC Guest at Your Table Program, so please come prepared to generously participate in this ritual of giving as well as receiving the blessings of wonderful food and fellowship.
Sign up sheets are on the side table in the Social Hall for the Harvest Feast. There are items needed in almost every category except for maybe breads. Please add your name and food to the list or ask Laura McBride to do it for you (Lmcbride010@gmail.com or 989.772.5512). There are foil pans for you to use for hot dishes. Remember, we do not have electrical outlets to support crockpots, so bring your warmed cooked food in a foil pan with plastic wrap over the top and covered with foil. It will be put into a chafing dish to keep it warm and be served. Thank you for you contributions and presence at this longstanding fellowship tradition!