Everything from reaching into the community for donations, meetings and discussions, changing the church website for reservations and advertising, contacting various places in the community to invite people, and then grocery shopping and preparing the food. (lucky for everyone that I am not cooking J). Then, actually serving and delivering the meals to individuals unable to come to the church. The event was AWESOME! I was at church from 9:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. Before our guests arrived, we needed to set up tables and prepare the food. I had various jobs throughout the day, but my favorite part was just walking around, greeting people, and pouring coffee. That was especially enjoyable because I had a close up view of the families and all the Smiles on their faces.
After all the guests left and even most of the volunteers left, there were still dishes to wash and clean up. My niece baked 20 loaves of homemade bread (apple and pumpkin). That in itself made my heart smile and hers too. All of the bread needed to be sliced and placed on trays. I had many volunteer taste testers before our guests arrived. J After serving the community, there was still some left over bread, so our Pastors delivered that to a few of the fire stations in Green Bay, as a special thank you for all of the service they provide.
I am so THANKFUL for the support of Bristol in this event. I feel very blessed to be a part of the “Bristol family”, they do so much for their associates and I love the “Heart of Bristol”!