On Saturday, November 18th the ladies of our GLCW displayed a lovely bounty of crafts and yummy baked goods for our holiday shopping pleasure. I personally covet their colorful crocheted dishcloths (and fondly remember our beloved Roxi and myself vying over a basket of them one Night of the Stars – in the end we split it☺). So this year our family restocked our kitchen with them in her remembrance.
After the shopping came a bountiful meal. 23 turkeys were cooked, 4-dozen pies baked, and vats of mashed potatoes and gravy were made for our first annual Roxi Mork memorial Thanksgiving Dinner. Every year this was Roxi’s event and she would coordinate every
detail of our Thanksgiving community meal. In her honor, we continue on with the tradition renaming the event after Roxi and her generous spirit. This year, over 225 people feasted on a warm buffet of holiday deliciousness, served by our community, and enjoyed the company of fellowship together as one family in Christ’s love.
We have so much gratitude for those that donated, prepared and served this year’s meal and set up the room for the event. A special thank you to the GLCW group for their talents making so many treasures and goodies.
What a great kick-off to the holiday season!
On November 24th dozens of bowls (left), crafted and decorated by our community with the generous help of local artisans, were filled with soup donated by local chefs. The Camden Promise made over $1,500 dollars towards its Food Shelf and programming. Thank you to Connie Beckers (left middle) and the generous donators, coordinators, artisans, chefs and participants for your generosity and creativity!
We have thousands of pounds of food that are picked, delivered to Gethsemane, and then sent home with people in need in our community. We were limited by the space in vehicles and occasionally had to leave somethings behind.
Not any more!
Our new refrigerator truck is named Manna Mover (thank you Linda O. for the name!).
If you are interested in volunteering to be a food pick-up person, please contact us!
On Sunday, November 19 , members of our community and neighborhood (of all ages) received coats to help stay warm in the coming brisk winter months. Families came and tried on stylish new and gently used coats donated by generous church members and stores, and found great items to wear home. For those of us who buy coats whenever we’d like, we can take having coats for granted. But to be gifted a new coat is such a wonderful blessing. So remember when the after-Christmas store sales come to stock up on donations for next year’s coat give- away. Then you can help provide more families with the warmth of God’s love through gifts of down and cotton/poly fiber-fill.