Community Building FUN!
Stone Soup Celebration!
Sunday, November 24
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Stone Soup is a great story of how we all come together as a community to help each other create something from seemingly nothing. It’s also a time for us to pause and reflect on the abundance in our lives as we host the soup feast, and support children placed in foster care throughout the region through our Duffel Bags Filled With Love project.
The Stone Soup Celebration has four main parts:
- multigenerational program begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
- 3:00 p.m. - membership business meeting/children's activity
- foster care duffel bags - bags will be labeled and additional donated items will be added
- 3:45 p.m. - a shared vegan, gluten-free Stone Soup and more.
During the Stone Soup program children and adults will gather around to listen to the story "Stone Soup" read orally by a member of our community. There is audience participation. Each child will be asked to add to the pot a fist-sized, pre-washed and scrubbed stone they brought with them this day. Other vegetables and ingredients will then be added.
While the soup simmers on the stove we will hold the membership business meeting and also fill our Duffel Bags of Love with some added donated items. Children will be invited downstairs for supervised play time.
The Fellowship Hall will then get transformed to host our Stone Soup dinner. Everyone helps to set the tables with everything needed for our meal – and then we feast – thanking our cooks and all other helpers for the meal.
So much joy and laughter and sweetness will be shared during our Stone Soup festivity. And like the story of Stone Soup, it takes contributions from all of us to make that soup from a stone.
We ask each family to please contribute to the soup by bringing in canned vegetables (diced tomatoes, carrots, green beans, corn, peas) and cans of mushrooms. Also needed will be chopped onions, peeled and cubed potatoes, and vegetable broth.
Other contributions to the dinner are the following:
- Pre-cut dessert – no nuts/peanuts
- Pre-sliced bread/rolls – no nuts/peanuts
- Apple cider in jugs
- Pre-cut cheeses
Please sign-up to contribute bread, cheese, cider and dessert by Friday, November 15.