Lord’s Acre: Harvest of Hope and Gratitude
Bidding is open! It ends at noon on Monday, November 23rd.
The United Church of Strafford’s Lord’s Acre is officially open. When you participate (online of course) we think you’ll see it is truly a “harvest of hope and gratitude.”
Even with no community dinner, no gathering around round tables, no live performance, no live silent auction, this “harvest of hope and gratitude” is alive and well. Once again, this community is coming forward to make it happen!
Here is the link to take you to the silent auction site:
To browse, click on the green box in the upper left that says “View Items.” Once there, you can peruse the dozens and dozens (and dozens!) of unique offerings donated by your neighbors – art, crafts, gift certificates, clothing, maple syrup, books, and much (much!) more.
You will also find a link to the recorded show, “Haikus Unmuted: May You Look For Love,” created by music director Annemieke McLane from community-written haikus, put to original music.
Once you register with the site (you’ll see directions), you can commence your holiday shopping – all locally produced and/or donated!
Think of the Lord’s Acre as a win-win. What a grand opportunity to support your community (a win), support the United Church of Strafford (another win), and do a hefty amount of your holiday shopping (yet another win!) until noon on November 23.
You might remember the holiday classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” The Grinch tries his best to stop the holiday from coming – but he can’t. At the end, the Grinch is surprised. He sees the Who’s celebrating Christmas, and he muses that ”somehow or other, it came just the same.”
He could have been talking about Lord’s Acre 2020. Thanks to so many folks – donors, sponsors, and soon buyers – Lord’s Acre 2020 is coming “just the same.” We are so incredibly grateful to all of you!
Please join your neighbors in the celebration!
Thanks to all, Lord’s Acre 2020 Is Here!
Ingrid Webb, June Solsaa, Danette Harris, Joey Hawkins