On December 6th, the women and young ladies of our church, and their guests, enjoyed a beautiful Christmas luncheon. This second annual event was designed to provide an opportunity to relax and reflect, and to enjoy one another's company, as well as to be filled with the spirit of Christmas. The theme of the luncheon was A Christmas Sabbath: A Rested Soul is a Receptive Soul.
The women entered the Fireside Room and Fellowship Hall, which were bedecked with Christmas decorations, floral arrangements, and Christmas tree centerpieces. Each woman was greeted with a cup of punch and had a chance to visit while listening to the tunes of Christmas carols being played on the piano. After an inspirational message delivered by our own Becky Vortherms, the women enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by The New England Pasta Company and served by our WACC waiters! While nibbling on a variety of scrumptious Christmas cookies, the women were treated to musical entertainment and a sing-along by the all-women a capella group, OnTap (Rebecca Hardee is one of the members). Each woman took home a Christmas ornament featuring a special word to remind them of God's intentions for Christmas: Peace, Joy, Rest, Glory, Awe, & Wonder.
Thank you to all of our 75 volunteers who made this day so very special (especially our wonderful waiters: Alan Aldag, Craig Nation, Joe Shield, Bob Ohlheiser, Don Foster, Tony Steere, Doug Vagts, Gene Coppa, Rick Shea, and Bill Budde).
This event was such a beautiful expression of everyone's talents and their love for the women of our church.