One thing that Faith is known for is building community around meals. Whether it is a casual get-together over leftovers or a major feast for the congregation, an opportunity for breaking bread together is rarely overlooked. So, we were not completely surprised to find ourselves immersed in meal prep within a few hours of our arrival.
With the 2 big weekend events out of the way, we mistakenly thought we could “relax” a bit, having only the church’s big Thanksgiving Sunday dinner to prepare for. On Thursday, we cooked 3 big turkeys for the big meal, just in time for Pat and Fred to arrive to help us sample the three birds. We needed them to help us judge which was the best – breast-side up, breast-side down, or one cooked half and half. (Most said breast-side up surprisingly.) The next day Cathy and Pat made some dressing and we figured we were ready a couple of days early. Great!
That was before we came to fully understand the scope of the wedding plans for the Saturday night before. The chef had the menu and meal preparation for the 90 guests well in hand. So, what more did we need to do?
On Friday evening, we discovered the answer was: quite a bit.
Although the Nomads project for Faith will not start until after Thanksgiving, that doesn’t mean the campground is empty. A project team for another church is here and we’ve had the privilege of spending time with them over the three weeks of their project. (Leftovers make great meals.) So, it wasn’t surprising to see Dave on the top of another RV checking out the AC a few days after our arrival.
So, now that we are in place for a while, our attention will turn to the projects that are priorities for the church for the next couple of months. And, of course, there will be more meals.