Saturday, December 02, 2006
On Thursday evening, my husband and I attended a formal dinner at the country club near my church. An event this congregation holds at Christmastime is a "home tour" and craft fair. The home tour consists of someone in the congregation (or a friend of the congregation) opening their (large and lovely) home for the public to walk through and admire the fancy decorating. In their garage, a huge number of homemade crafts are sold. In conjuction with this event, there is a formal ("gala") dinner and a brunch at the country club.
We attended and enjoyed these events. It was just very different than how I imagined "doing church" when I was in seminary. I did, however, buy two beautiful, handcrafted Christmas stockings for my children (hooray!) and a bunch of other nice gifts.