The youth of our parish will be helping the younger children of our parish to fill Breakfast Bags at the annual Advent Night on December 10th.
ALL members of the parish can help our younger members with this project by contributing some of the essential products needed for the bags. We are hoping to fill 250 bags. The finished bags are delivered to Aid for Friends, an organization which serves isolated homebound individuals by alleviating their hunger and loneliness free of any charge.
Here are the supplies needed:
- One gallon Ziploc storage bags
- Small individual cereal boxes or oatmeal packets
- Packages of crackers (cheese- or peanut butter-filled)
- Individually wrapped granola bars
- Raisin boxes
- Fruit cups
- Individually wrapped tea bags or instant coffee packets
- Juice boxes or pouches (preferably 100% juice)
Would you like to help with preparations for Advent Night? Go to our Sign up for Advent Night and volunteer today!
If you have any questions about this project, please contact:
Sunday December 17th, 2017 at 5:00pm
- Seatings: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Host & Address: United Lutheran Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia
- Parking: United Lutheran Seminary and Holy Cross Catholic School at 144 East Mount Airy Ave., Philadelphia
With the help of over 300 volunteers, this great fundraising event advances PIHN’s mission to find lasting solutions to family homelessness and its
underlying causes. Come enjoy family-friendly activities and live entertainment. Our children have made some of the hand-crafted bowls for this event! For a modest donation (adults $25; students and children $10), guests receive one of these free, handcrafted bowls and enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of fresh soups, breads and desserts. At the end of the meal, each attendee leaves with their empty bowl as a reminder that every night in the city of Philadelphia 1,000 children go without a meal or a place to call “home.”
This past Saturday, October 21, 240 lucky people attended a feast in the Great Hall at Saint Paul’s for Harry Potter Day in Chestnut Hill! The event was crafted by Michael Latini, a parishioner and founder of Monkey Boys’ Studio, after he saw the possibility of recreating a Hogwarts-inspired feast. Joe Irwin, of Lightjourney Communications and Coordinator of the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, designed an attractive website and graphics for Facebook and other social media advertising. Karen Richter and Evan and Kat Hansen developed the menu, which included hot shepherd’s pie, pumpkin pasties, fresh salad and, of course, butter beer (non-alcoholic) for diners attired as characters from J. K. Rowling’s famous series. The aesthetics team of Tabitha Oman and Christine Fitzpatrick put the finishing touches on the whole event including the burlap-wrapped cutlery, the chocolate snitches, loads of candles, and decorated restrooms. An improvisational troupe, entertained guests with a skit, then mingled with the delighted audience. Saint Paul’s youth and adults, organized by Shana Stites and Cheyenne DeMulder, served as volunteer servers, cooks, kitchen elves and hosts to make two seatings, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. possible. As you can see from the pictures, plates were cleaned and smiles were everywhere. Most of the net proceeds will go to Saint Paul’s Outreach budget to support the homeless and needy in the greater Philadelphia area.