We had a busy autumn of outreach to the community!
In October, we joined in with the town’s Wobblin Gobblin Parade, which starts on the green in front of church and did a photo booth, using the families own cell phones. In 30 minutes, 3 FPCC members had 115 interactions with families, gave out 80 pieces of candy, and took approximately 35 photos, using the families’ own cell phones. It was an easy, happy event which brought goodwill to the community and awareness of FPCC.
In November, we re-used the hay bales and set up a photo booth at the town Bark Festival at Masconomo Park. Rev. Marlayna and Vitality members blessed more than 50 dogs (and gave away 50 dog blessing cards, with FPC upcoming events and website), had more than 90 interactions (more significant conversations than at the Wobblin Gobblin). We also gave out free cookies.
On December 6, during the Friday night shopping stroll during Christmas by the Sea, we welcomed the community to join us caroling in front of the church, and had another photo booth — this time with twinkly lights.
On Dec.8 for the Tree Lighting Concert, we promoted our Christmas events (that cantata on Dec 15 was amazing!) with a small flyer with silver Hershey’s kiss placed on each seat, as we did last year. Last year, concert attendees were charmed by the little gift of chocolate and probably read the flyer as a result!