Glenview just pulled off one of its busiest Sundays in a while.

After two communion services to mark the start of Advent (listen to Rev. DeWolfe's sermon podcast here) we held an inter-generational Advent festival. 

A full crowd came out to make candy cottages to take home, candy-cane grocery card holders for our Grocery Assistance Ministry, as well as a selection of Christmas decorations and Christmas stockings to support Portland Place, Out of the Cold and Meals-on-Wheels.

A photo gallery of the event can be found on Facebook.

After that, our youth group hosted Out of the Cold. You can see photos from that event in the ViewPoint section of our website. Under Kennis Kim and Shannon Wiggan's leadership our youth and friends prepared a nourishing meal that received rave reviews. They shared and learned a lot from our adult volunteers and our dinner guests.

Finally, the day wrapped up with the "Child's Christmas in Wales" concert in the sanctuary. Tom Allen, from Glenview and CBC, read Dylan Thomas' words, accompanied by Lori Gemmell (harp), Sonia Harper Nyby (soprano), Etsuko Kimura (violin), and Peter Merrick (organ and piano).

As our new Senior Minister, Rev. Laurence DeWolfe noted "Great congregation, leadership, youth and children, musicians (in house and guest), all under one roof. This is an extraordinarily talented and energized congregation."