Last night, as is the usual practice for our little country church,
We met for the soup and salad fundraiser for our youth group. They are planning a trip to New York City in late spring for sightseeing, street evangelism and WORK, so they are planning ahead for the funds for this adventure.
These are the soups:
And these are the Helpers/servers of the tea, hot chocolate, coffee, etc/ and even the cook of the shrimp chowder!
Some more Bontragers, and at the end of the table is a couple who saw the advertisement on the sign and decided to come for supper — then stayed straight through to the New year. That was very exciting for us!
And some of the women played “Golf” with Uno Cards, or table games. The kids played “Apples to Apples” “Imaginiff” “Dutch Blitz!” etc.
Unfortunately, about now (9:30 pm) was when I needed to come home with my two ladies. I had already stretched things pretty far for my Nettie-girl. When Certain Man and Youngest Daughter came in around 12:30AM, they told me of the wonderfu evening they had just enjoyed. Around 11, everyone pitched in and cleaned up The Gathering Place (the basement) and then adjourned to the sanctuary for a time of prayer to see the New Year in. It was a very meaningful time for members of our congregation, and I trust those who came to be with us were blessed as well.
Happy New Year, Dear Friends. God Bless us, every one!