Following our long history, St. John’s will again host the Community Christmas Dinner. On December 25, 2016, a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey, meatballs, potatoes, salads, and desserts will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This dinner is St. John’s gift to the community as we celebrate the birth of Christ. There is no charge and all are welcome!
Members of St. John’s will be asked to volunteer by providing either food or service time on December 24th and on Christmas Day the 25th. Immediately after Thanksgiving, there will be opportunities to sign up to provide a potato bake dish or a dessert or a salad to supplement the other foods that must be purchased. Other (or the same) members will be asked to volunteer 1.5-2 hours of their time on the 24th or 25th. Set up for the dinner will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the 24th. Christmas Day work shifts will begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. both in the kitchen and in St. John’s Hall. As in the past, volunteers will sign up for a particular task at a particular time. Consequently, each volunteer will know exactly what his or her specific duty will be that day. And as in the past, we never ask for volunteers to show up in hopes of having something for them to do. The entire dinner, a gift from St. John’s, depends upon our members for its success. We warmly welcome your contribution.
Christmas is a joyous time! The Magi celebrated the birth of the Christ child with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. As part of our celebration, we open our doors wide to the community with our gifts equally precious: service; nourishment; human kindness.