Friday, October 24
Hebrews 10:24–25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
A tradition that, as much as any others, defines the First Presbyterian Church of Barre is the Scottish Tea and Bazaar. Thousands of hours have been poured into the Scottish Tea and Bazaar as a way making manifest God’s love and Christ’s hospitality. Pam Cyr reflects on the Tea in this way:
“Memories of the Scottish Tea and Bazaar are not all of the day itself, but all the gatherings in preparation. There were the apron sewing bees, wreath making, dried flower arrangements and other craft work bees and now scone making. The biggest work bee of all was making the mealie puddings. Young and old, all able bodies were needed for making mealie puddings! During all these work bees there has always been a lot of good conversation, laughter and a time to get to know each other better.
On Scottish Tea and Bazaar day fellowship expands to the wider community. Three, sometimes four generations of our family have enjoyed getting together for the tea. The tea is always good and the bazaar amazing, but what’s relished the most is the fellowship and Christian love present through it all.
Question for reflection:
What memories do you have of the Scottish Tea or other all-church fellowship and hospitality activities.