- March 10, 2023
Longboat Island Chapel is warming up for season, and they started with a welcome back coffee hour on Nov. 9.
Members gathered in the Friendship Garden, which will soon be full of Christmas trees for the chapel's Christmas in the Garden event, for coffee, cinnamon bread and camaraderie. Pastor Brock Patterson started the morning with a prayer to welcome part-time residents back before attendees picked a mug to keep from the Lord's Warehouse for that morning's coffee. Volunteers made the rounds in the gazebo, making sure everyone's plates were full of cheese, deviled eggs and cinnamon apple bread.
Volunteers from the Lord's Warehouse thrift store thought up a game for their attendees, too. They had nine items that had been donated to the warehouse, and the task was to accurately name what each thing was. The cryptic contributions included a book holder, an angel food cake cutter, a watermelon slicer and a watermelon dicer, among other items. Virginia Luke won with six correct guesses, and took home a plant for her guessing greatness.