Mary Chris Gibbons and Frances Mosier Baking Cookies
Join the women of Central Christian Church in the church parlor on Tuesday morning, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. for the monthly meeting of Disciples Women and annual Christmas Party.
Hear singer/actress Lois Leftwich tell the real story of the Christmas miracle.
“Everybody knows the basic Christmas story where Mary and Joseph ride into Bethlehem and find no room at the inn so Jesus is born in a stable. There is a lot more to it than that and it's all in the Bible, but you can't find it all in one place. I've pieced together a fascinating chronicle of the events surrounding the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. And I've thrown in a couple of songs to help move the story along. Come hear how it really happened,” Lois said.
Following the program, the lunch theme will be a Mexican Fiesta Christmas. We will enjoy tamales, complements of Jimmy’s Food Store, (a Dallas landmark) queso, guacamole and pralines.
After lunch, those who would like to participate in cookies for the home-bound will have the opportunity to assemble plates of goodies to be delivered to older members of the congregation who are no longer able to get out for church or other activities during the holidays. The cookie delivery is a bright star in their life!
Bring a batch of home-baked goodies, dipped pretzels, fudge or whatever your specialty for this annual Christmas tradition.
I asked long-time member Margaret Wilson when the tradition began and she answered, “For as long as I can remember, the women of Central have been delivering a plate of Christmas goodies to the elder and infirm members of the church,” she said.
The cookie delivery is another Central way to take part in the deeper meaning of the season. And don’t forget to bring a canned good for North Dallas Shared Ministries.
You don’t have to be a member of the church to enjoy the Disciples Women’s monthly gatherings. All are welcome! The cost for lunch is $5.00. Come and bring a friend. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.