Williamstown, MA - Craft puppets, celebrate the season in verse, and sing and drum yourself silly! Or, just watch! The First Congregational Church of Williamstown, Massachusetts, invites the public to their free event “Give Christmas a-Way: Preparing a Simple Season” from 11:45 am-3 pm on Sunday, November 22.
The expense, frantic pace, and over-commercialization of the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas takes a toll on everyone – whether or not you belong to a church, or even identify yourself as a Christian. This intergenerational event is designed to offer a positive, inexpensive, and just plain fun Way to create a simpler, more home-centered holiday season.
Following the 10:30 service of worship, everyone is invited to a delicious, simple luncheon in Fellowship Hall from 11:45 am-12:15 pm. If you would like to come for lunch, please call 413-458-4273 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know so that we will be sure to have plenty for all!
Throughout the day, the building will be filled with the wonderful aroma of the pumpkin pies we bake every year for the Berkshire Food Project’s Thanksgiving meal. There will be opportunities to join in the baking, and to buy slices of pie to benefit the Berkshire Food Project. There will also be a corner for younger children to make simple crafts throughout the day with local artist Beth Parker.
During three activity sessions starting at 12:15, 1 and 2 pm there will be workshops and performances in puppetry, poetry, and music designed for all ages. Meredyth Babcock and Michael Wolski of Becket-based Marmalade Productions will present a performance of “Dr. Marmalaid and The Emerge-and-See Wagon” and offer a puppetry workshop. Teens and adults will love composing their own limericks with local poet and humor columnist Seth Brown. Become your own Epic Poem! And Strings of Glory and Friends will help everyone find new notes to express holiday cheer with voices, instruments, and drums.
The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is located at 906 Main Street (Route 2) in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the middle of the Williams College campus. The building is fully handicap accessible and ample parking is available behind the church. Everyone is welcome. The First Congregational Church is a Just Peace Church and an Open & Affirming Congregation. For more information call or e-mail the church office 413-458-4273 or email@example.com, or visit the church Web site www.firstchurchwilliamstown.org.