Christmas Tree Festival
The festival will run from Saturday 30th November through to, and including, Friday 13th December 2019.
On Saturday 30th November there will be a Christmas Fayre from 10 am until 4 pm.
In past years, we have put the trees up, and taken them down, during weekdays. However, this year, it has been decided to put the trees up on Saturday 23rd November from 8-30 am and 5-30 pm, taking them down on Saturday 14 December from 10 am – finishing by 4 pm.
The reasons for these changes are: the church is used most days during the week, and, hopefully, more helpers will be available on Saturdays.
Refreshments will be served on the two Saturdays during the festival.
What can you do?
Noreen Mewies and Ken Garner will be heading the team – all we need now are the volunteers!
We need a large team of volunteers with a mixture of skills (His gifts) to:
Prepare literature for the festival (we have material that can be amended from previous years and the task would suit someone with keyboard skills and access to a computer).
Set out the electrical power cables and distribution boards prior to building of the tree displays (Geoff Richman will lead this and will need an able-bodied person to assist – who will be available during the day on 21st or 22nd November).
Set up the display areas and trees from 8-30 am onwards on Saturday 23rd November (we will need 4 able bodied people who can handle large planks – working in pairs).
Building the Christmas trees complete with lights from 8-30 am onwards on Saturday 23rd November (we will need any number of people to help with this and the task would be suitable for our young church members).
Stewards to welcome tree sponsors and provide them with drinks, etc, whilst they decorate their tree (on Wednesday 27 November 12 – 7 pm, Thursday 28 November 12-5 pm and Friday 29 November 10 am – 7 pm). This task will suit any adult church member.
Set up the stalls for the Christmas Fair on Friday 29 November from 3 – 9 pm (potentially finishing earlier).
Manage the fair stalls, welcome people to the fair, serve refreshments on Saturday 30 November from 10 am – 4 pm (these tasks will suit any church member- including our younger church members)
Welcome visitors and serve refreshments on Saturday 7 December from 10 am – 4 pm
Dismantling the Christmas trees from 8-30 am – 3 pm on Saturday 14 December (we will need any number of people to help with this and the task would be suitable for our young church members).
Remove the display areas from 8-30 am – 3 pm on Saturday 14 December (we will need 4 able bodied people who can handle large planks – working in pairs).
I'm sure that there will be opportunities for everyone who volunteers, but one thing is for certain, this event will not succeed unless we put His gifts to use, so please make a note of the dates in your diary and let Noreen or me know as soon as possible of your desire to be involved (and in what capacity) in what will be an amazing event. There will be sign up sheets in church and it is planned that any meetings required will be held on Sunday mornings in the gap between the 8-30 and 10-30 am services.