family is pretty excited that youth group - the Rite 13 and Alive and
Well groups - are starting up next week, September 23. Our part of this
is to FEED THEM.
In response to Bill's message last week, a
few of you have already "signed up" for a date, including this week,
September 23. We could use a couple more people, because we're thinking
we'll have between 50 and 60 kids.
Helping out with dinner isn't
hard. The dinner crew decides who's bringing what, who's helping set
up and clean-up. Costs are split up. Some nights work best buying pizza
delivery; other weeks its tacos, or pasta, or sandwiches to fill the
menu. The meals don't need to be elaborate. Round it out with simple
salads or carrot sticks, milk and water, and don't forget some desert!
The kids eat it up, literally.
The 1st Thursday of the month,
there's no meeting at Grace, so no dinner. The 3rd Thursday, Streets of
Seattle uses the kitchen to prepare dinner for the homeless, so our
meal needs to be delivered pretty much ready to go - pizza delivery or
cooked completely at home.
Last year, Susan Marie and I played
around with some on-line scheduling options. My ideal is an on-line
calendar that all of you can see and sign yourselves up on! I'm still
looking into that, but for now, you can reply to this email, and let me
know if you are available to help out in the next few weeks:
Thanks to you all
Mary Kay Dolejsi