Laura Leathers & Page Hughes from The Present, His Presence.
Advanced planning and preparation will be necessary for this party. Pick three to four recipes to cook together. Start by making a list of all needed ingredients. You may divide up the ingredient grocery list between each woman or purchase all the ingredients yourself and have each woman reimburse you. The best part is that everyone goes home with a home-cooked casserole for the holidays.
Purpose: Fellowship, organization, encouragement.
A Party For: Women ( no more than four at a time suggested).
Invitation: (Outside of card)
The oven is hot and it’s time for you to grab a pan.
We’ve got a spot and we want you to come if you can.
We are cooking a lot to help with your holiday plan.
(Inside of Card)
It’s a Make-It Take-It Casserole Party
You will leave with ______________
Just for Fun: During the chopping, simmering, and mixing, try some of these questions for lively discussion.
What is your best Christmas memory?
What is the best gift you have ever received?
What was your hardest Christmas?
What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
What would the perfect Christmas be like for you?
Refreshments: Wassail, juice, veggies and dip, muffins.
Devotion: Thoughts on Mary and Martha
Are you overwhelmed by the preparation that must be made for the holidays? I am reminded of a couple of sisters who found themselves entertaining a very special guest. These sisters were just like you and me with much to do. Their dinner guest was Jesus.
Mary welcomed Jesus and sat at his feet hanging on every word. Martha busied herself with the many preparations. Upon noticing Mary’s absence in the kitchen, Martha expressed her frustration to Jesus and Mary. Jesus responded by getting to the heart. Martha was worried and perplexed by many things. He responded that Mary made the wise choice. This Christmas don’t allow the tyranny of the urgent to push you away from what is most important.