East Church rocked Fellowship Hall with another exuberant "Birthday Bash" on March 9. One of the most raucous bonding events of our year, the Bash is also a highly effective "mixer." Partcipants are seated by birth month which makes age or previous connections irrelevant. Some of the more outgoing months gave brief performances. There was a Parade of Cakes. Thanks to Donna for organizing the Bash, to Ellen who carefully stores the table decorations, to the volunteers who baked fabulous cakes and to David and Deena whose tireless efforts in the kitchen made the event go without a hitch.
The Christian Ed. team pairs up kids with adults as "Secret Valentines." It's a great way for adults and kids to connect. Throughout the week, it is suggested that members of each pair get one or more "I'm thinking of you today" message to one another. Then at the first Coffee Hour after Valentine's Day comes the big "reveal" when the pairs meet one another. It's a pretty awesome tradition, and a great way to make intergenerational connections.
We get together in Fellowship Hall, sample pizza from local shops and vote for our favorites. We bring our favorite games, or we decide to learn new ones. What could be a better way to to find a warm place in the bleak mid-winter?
Ani, Lisa and Nancy, together with members of the Milton High School Asian Culture Club, met with the Church School children in a One Room Schoolhouse setting to teach them about the Chinese New Year. To support the event, David and Deena presented a festive dining experience, including a life size "snake cake" and hand-crafted bowls of yin yang soup!