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Our popular Lenten dinner church series begins on March 14 at 6 PM in the Parlor. This space is one of our most intimate and rich worship opportunities at United Parish, and it also one of our most labor-intensive to organize. As such, we need whatever help you can provide!
The following roles are needed for each of our 5 dinner church gatherings:
Soup Preparation (1 person/family): Preparing a simple, vegetarian dinner soup that serves between 30-35 people. Soups can be prepared anytime the week before dinner church and dropped off for refrigeration at UP. This is a great way to contribute if you can't make dinner church this year!
Salad Preparation (1 person/family): Preparing a simple garden salad that serves between 30-35 people. Salads can be prepared ahead of time and dropped off at UP. This is a great way to contribute if you can't make dinner church this year!
Setup (2 people): Extra sets of hands to setup tables, table settings, serving ware, etc. Setup volunteers should plan to arrive around 5:15 before dinner church at 6.
Cleanup (2 people): Extra sets of hands to breakdown tables, clean dishes, and packup leftovers. Cleanup volunteers should plan to stay until around 7:30.
Volunteers to prepare soup and salad are especially needed.
If you are willing to volunteer in any of these roles for our dinner church dates- March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11- please contact Seminarian Wilson Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Let Wilson know if you have any questions, and thank you for helping create a sacred Lenten season of reconnection and renewal for the United Parish community.
One of our creation stories tells us that God made the first human being by blowing the breath of life into dust from the ground. At funerals and burials for our loved ones, we remember these Earthly beginnings and endings by saying, “ashes to ashes, dust to dust." Ash Wednesday is an ancient ritual that helps us remember this theological grounding, that each of us is made of finite material, inspired and animated by the breath of God. Join us at 8am or 7pm on Wednesday, March 6 in the Chapel for one of these worship services. Contact email@example.com.
Lenten Dinner Church is returning this year! Join us for a contemplative, candlelit service over a shared meal each Thursday from March 14 through April 11 from 6:15-7:00pm in the Parlor. Doors open at 6pm. Dinner church is a post-modern return to an ancient worship model that has been sweeping the country- just like what the early Christians did in their own homes. We’ll enjoy soup, salad, communion, some prayer, confession and music. For more information, contact Seminarian Wilson Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org or Associate Pastor Amy Norton at email@example.com.
**Volunteers needed for Lenten Dinner Church. If you’re able to bring soup or salad, help with setup and/or cleanup, or share a confession, click here to learn more.