February 7, 2021 11:00am
In the past, our Spaghetti Supper was a whole-parish endeavor that took hundreds of volunteer hours to prepare and serve. In this year of COVID, when the need is even greater, we still must find ways to support those organizations which are struggling to assist those in great need. We have come up with three ways where St. George’s can still come together as a parish to reach out. Here’s a quick summary:
- January 24th – Spaghetti Supper Food Drive – drop off items we used to collect for centerpieces: Pasta, Sauces -white and red, Parmesan, salad dressings, oil. This will be the monthly food drive for January.
- February 7th and 8th— Participate in the Carrabba’s Dinner (carryout or delivery) where 20% of your food and beverage bill will be donated back to St. George’s outreach ministries.
- Throughout January and February consider contributing what you might have spent on Spaghetti Supper (think tickets, auction, wine, and raffle). There will be an on-line link for those donations on the website stgeorgesdayton.org/give (click on the “Give Online” button, then select Spaghetti Supper on the fund dropdown menu) or checks can be mailed to church with “Spaghetti Supper” in the memo line.
More info to come, but save the dates!
Our church’s Rummage Sale and the Spaghetti Supper provided the majority of the funds for our outreach ministries. In past years we came together as a church to sell tickets, make meatballs, bake desserts, pour wine, cook pasta, set up/breakdown, prepare auction donations, wait tables, serve food, wash pots, and perform dozens of other tasks that somehow miraculously came together every year to yield a night of fun and fellowship! But the greatest outcome of this event was the $4,000 to 5,000.00 that we raised for outreach in our community and world. These funds were then granted, under the guidance of our Social Issues Commission, to the Dayton Food Bank, women’s shelters, Episcopal Retirement Services, drug recovery programs, disaster relief, and so much more. We are continuing to creatively adapt to difficult circumstances. With your participation you are joining with the whole parish to bless the wider community in these times of great need.