The annual senior Christmas luncheon, hosted by David and Rosie Lambert, took place on Tuesday, December 7. Nearly one hundred attendees gathered in the Fellowship Lodge, which was beautifully decorated for the event. As guests arrived, they saw tables glittering with gold decorations, greenery, and sparkling ornaments in bright jewel tones.
After a welcome and opening prayer from Brother Dave, servers began delivering the main course. Plates were filled with Ritz chicken, roasted potatoes and carrots, and bread rolls, and a deconstructed raspberry pretzel salad was served as well. Then for dessert, the guests enjoyed warm gingerbread with caramel glaze, with ice cream and whipped cream on the side, and a frosted shortbread cookie on top. It was a meal fit for royalty!
During the meal, Jane Ewers played carols on the violin and Janice Calhoun accompanied her on the piano. Afterward, a door prize drawing was held, and four individuals won gift baskets filled with meats, cheeses, chocolates, and other treats. In addition, Dorothy Hansen was given a special gift for being the most senior of the seniors (she turns one hundred years old in January). And before leaving, all were given a special Christmas gift that included a set of custom coasters featuring historical Apostolic Faith images, such as the tabernacle, campground, and church buildings.
Before closing in prayer, Brother Dave thanked everyone for coming and wished them a Merry Christmas. The afternoon was a blessing for all the seniors who were able to attend. Many of them have served the Lord faithfully for decades, and it was wonderful to see them served and honored at this special luncheon.