Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Anniversary Planning Update

The goals for the anniversary celebration articulated by the attendees at the "Appreciating Our Anniversary" AI summit included:
  • A catered and very special dinner;
  • Honoring former pastors and their wives;
  • Focus on a new mission initiative;
  • Bible study;
  • Inviting the neighbors to help us celebrate;
  • Spreading the word about the celebration to others!
The 50th Anniversary Planning Committee has started work on these requests and is now meeting every Thursday to keep everything on track. The major events in the celebration will be:
  • October 6, World Communion Sunday, kickoff for our Season of Celebration - return to the Sanctuary for worship, historic banners hung in the Sanctuary and Swain Hall (we will rotate during the next few weeks, based on the themes in the lectionary), first choir performance under new director Bill Gleason (recording available on our website), attendees asked to write the names of their spiritual mentors on bulletin inserts (we will continue to do this or something similar in the weeks to come).
  • October 16, October Fellowship Dinner - readings by the Stone Soup Troupe around the theme of "Memories."
  • November 3, All Saints Day - dedication service for the new carillon, display of the papers naming spiritual mentors.
  • November 10 - Worship service followed by an ice cream social at which former pastors and their spouses will be honored; neighbors to be invited to both. Special music during worship by the choir and by the new handbell group.
  • November 13 - Catered gala celebration!

Watch this space for more details to come!

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