Cookies & Carols
Last night our fellowship hall was again filled with good food — in this case, cookies! — and with a diverse group of church folks and college folks and other folks, as we all gathered together to sing the beautiful carols of this Christmas season.
Cookies & Carols is one of the best things we do as a church family to reach out to and support the campus community. This special time of year — so beautiful and so sacred — can also be difficult and demanding, especially for students facing the stresses that come with taking the exams and writing the papers that are due at the end of the semester.
So last night, after a wonderful hour of singing — and playing — carols together, a group of us, including college president, Lynn Morton, ventured out onto campus, to take the music of this season out into the night.
One of our main destinations was the college library. Diana Sanderson, a member of the library staff, writes this about that stop:
From the library perspective, students expressed deep appreciation for the cookies and very much enjoyed the brief caroling. I can tell you some of the students were in real need of a break from studying and writing papers last night, and we provided that for them. One student said, with awe, “This table has every cookie from my childhood on it.” And he ate one of each.
We even brought back several bags of cookies for the upcoming Wassail, and that was after loading up several plates for the later hours.
So, to each of you who came to sing, THANK YOU. We could not have pulled this off without Vivian’s leadership and providing fun with bells. Several College Choir members also came they had a great time. To everyone who stayed to clean up, THANK YOU!
And of course to everyone who provided cookies, we couldn’t have done it without you either! So thank you very, very much!
Gloria in excelsis Deo!