We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Advent Workshop, Nov. 26

Jan Saylor organized an Advent Workshop on Nov. 26 from 3:30pm to 5pm. This was our first such workshop for the entire congregation.

It was a wonderful intergenerational event with 16 people participating. It was a good kickoff for Advent, creating items to be taken home.

Jan had organized the Parish House into 4 stations:

1. Creating a block based nativity scene. The characters were drawn on small blocks of wood.

2. Bird feeder made with pine cones covered with peanut butter and bird seed.

3. Advent wreath intended for tables with candles and greenery.

4. Decorated Christmas trees that started with sugar cones and were covdred with different frostings, white and green, decorated with assorted sprinkles.

People flowed between the stations as they liked. The timing was ideal as they easily worked through four stations.

Here was a sampling of what was created in the above order:

Here is Jan describing making the Christmas trees: