Here’s a great opportunity for the Advent season this year, if:
Your church has a cemetery,
You want to extend outreach to the community,
You wish to support veterans and military families.
Wreaths Across America is a national program involving the decorating of gravesites each December to honor the past service of those in the American military (from any era).
My congregation at Hopewell found this to be a marvelous occasion – in the midst of the holiday season – for welcoming to our campus as many as two hundred folks from the community. After sharing in a brief worship liturgy featuring the hope-filled scriptures and songs of Advent, family members placed at the headstone or grave-marking of their loved one a simple evergreen wreath, attached with a hand-written “Thank You” expression for service in the past. Families are honored and the cemetery looks great at the end of the day…and throughout the rest of the holiday season!
Join us in a ZOOM conversation on Wednesday, November 3 at 10am – in plenty of time to make appropriate plans for a terrific event in early December.
Look for the Zoom link in the October 21 North District ENEWS, or contact Deb Boyd at email@example.com.