This Advent event
was planned as a catered event.
Hannah's Fine Foods
Table hostesses volunteered
and brought a nativity set
to decorate the center of round tables.
All the tables were different.
Some were set beautifully with paper plates,
others with china.
Some tables had a "gathering" of
creches or nativity sets.
A double buffet line
served the dinner quickly.
A time to invite neighbors,
friends, and co-workers.
This event included an open invitation
to a neighboring church-Prince of Peace.
A wonderful gathering of faith sisters.
were available for purchase.
Here is a bit about this book:
"Advent and Epiphany are the often-neglected parentheses around Christmas.
Sybil MacBeth wants to change that.
The Season of the Nativity – Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany –
deserves more attention and better publicity.
As the opening three acts for the liturgical year,
it sets the stage for our yearlong journey
through Scripture and salvation history.
This book combines memoir, front-porch theology,
and pages of spiritual practices and activities
to invite individuals and families into a deeper relationship
with a time of year you may have never discovered before.
It gives simple tools and exercises for word-weary,
distracted, and busy people –
perhaps to experience a serious
and playful nativity season for the first time."
Most of all-
Time set aside to think
about preparing hearts for Advent.
The Christ Child gift to all.