The holidays will be here soon, whether we are ready or not. I’m not even counting the days until Christmas yet. I have to take it one holiday at a time!
Thank goodness for the family! I know there are many in our area that still need help so we have decided to donate and help as much as we can and not help each other as much this season. I would challenge you to do the same.
That being said… the holidays are a blessing and the churches in our area welcome everyone. Here’s what’s going on and how you can help …
All hands on the bridge at the Episcopal Church of Calvary
Each year, thousands of people in our region depend on Meals on Wheels for daily hot meals. It is essential for those confined to the home that they cannot always manage on their own. The organization does a fabulous job taking care of our community, but they take a few days off during the year and on Thanksgiving Day in one of them.
The church I have attended for over 25 years, the Episcopal Church of Calvary, takes deliveries on this special day, November 25th. With the motto “You will love your neighbor as yourself”, volunteers begin to arrive and make the event happen. I’m stereotypical here, but while mom is cooking and getting ready for the family feast, grab the rest of the family and make your way to Calvary. It takes a community to serve a community!
The church provided the dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and bread. The parishioners provide the turkey and the pies.
As for turkeys, you can always cook one, slice it, and bring it ready to serve. However, this year the church is recommending a much more effective alternative. They made a deal with a local restaurant, Clancy’s Public House on FM 359, to accept turkey orders. Clancy’s will cook them, slice them, put them in a container and get them ready for me to pick up on Thanksgiving morning. A turkey, sliced and wrapped, will feed about 20 people and cost $ 60 per turkey. Buy one for yourself while you’re at it and save time. Once ordered, deliver to the church and they will do the rest. Call 832-847-4390 and ask for Sean.
Here is the schedule for the morning: 8: 00-9: 00 am – The delivery of cooked and sliced turkeys arrives at the church, the delivery and slicing of the pies, and the preparation of the kitchen begins. The service lines are set up and ready to fill the plates. 9:30 am-10:30am – Religious service of gratitude and generosity, everyone is invited to attend. 10:30 am-12pm – Service and delivery of around 900 festive meals. And the day ends with plenty of time for your family reunion.
For more information, contact the church office at 281 / 342-2147. You don’t have to be a member of the church; only about half of the volunteers who help that day are. So, it is not too late to become and participate in something bigger than ourselves.
Our beautiful ladies are back!
We certainly missed this group during the height of the pandemic, but they have resumed their activities safely and at the best time of year.
The Pecan Grove Women’s Club will be participating in the JINGLE TREE VIP Event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land on Wednesday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m.
The museum is located at 13016 University Blvd. Sugar country. All are invited to JINGLE TREE, which features a showcase of beautifully decorated holiday trees and decorations that will later be available for purchase in a week-long silent auction. Your $ 20 ticket will raise funds for interactive scientific programming and an extension of sensory accessibility. You will be able to enjoy this beautiful holiday exhibit, explore the museum’s exhibition halls, and enjoy free light snacks and drinks
That’s all for the moment. I encourage everyone to go out and enjoy the events in our community. You don’t have to travel far to have fun. If you have something you would like to report, please contact me at [email protected] Have a good week!