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Are You a Part of Our Kitchen Soup?

During last Sunday’s service we were reminded of the fable Stone Soup. It is an old European folk story in which hungry strangers convince the people of a poor village to each share a small amount of their food to make a sumptuous meal that everyone enjoys. It exists as a moral about both the value of sharing and a lesson in cooperation, especially amid scarcity.

This week finds us very near our goal of meeting the generous $40,000 match offered for the Kitchen Project. Many new donors have stepped up to help. Are you one of them? We now have $35,383 in pledges and donations, which means we only need $4,617 more to meet this match.

If you have been sitting back thinking your small gift will not make any difference, please reconsider. If our kitchen was represented by stone soup, could you give just a “carrot” or an “onion” or a “potato”?  All gifts – small, medium or large – are needed; maybe yours will be the one that gets us to the magic $40,000 number!

And, if you are a parent, we have a special invitation for you. Even if you’ve already made a contribution, please consider giving $5, $10 or even $20 for each of your children. Think of what it will mean through the years when they see their name on the wall among all of us who support this building improvement. Your small gift is one way to instill in our children (and even grandchildren) the lifelong value of generosity and stewardship.

A SPECIAL MEETING REMINDER:  We also need your vote! The congregational meeting to approve moving the Kitchen Project forward toward the construction phase is this Sunday at 11:30 am via ZOOM. Be there to be part of our community soup!

Project Schedule

January, 2022 – Fundraising Month


Sunday, January 30 

9:30 a.m. — Service via Zoom

11:30 a.m. — Congregational Vote via Zoom


February & March – Architect develops detailed construction drawings

April – Project out for bids

May or June – Construction begins!


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Kitchen Project Team Members:

Ann Mowery, co-chair

Dagny Fidler, co-chair

Eric Hayes

Ron Heideman

Terry Lowman

Mary Ellen Miller

Dana Sorensen

Patty Notch, Board Member

Fern Stewart, Board Member