Posted:  Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:00am


Continuing a tradition of many years, on December 2 the John Street United Methodist Church will host its final monthly public supper at 5:30 pm, followed by a free concert of Christmas music.  The supper costs $9 per person, $5 for children under age 13, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry.

Guests are encouraged to come before 5:30 to assure seating.  If a group of people wish to reserve space, a member of the group may come early and pay for the group, who may arrive nearer serving time.  All reserved seating will be assigned one specific table.

As usual, the long family-style tables will be laden with home-baked beans, sliced ham, sliced hot dogs and cole slaw along with a wide variety of hot casseroles, including American chop suey, corn, clam, chicken, beef and vegetable.  Then there are the salads: tomato, garden, beet, spinach, potato, multi-bean, Asian, and fluffy jelled fruit bowls.  Consistently popular home-baked pies include mincemeat, pumpkin, apple, lemon, chocolate, cherry and rhubarb.

The “Joy to the World” concert under the direction of the church’s organist Silvia Sayers will start at approximately 6:30.  When folks finish eating they may find seats in the sanctuary along with people arriving only for the concert.

Silvia has prepared an organ selection posing the question: “Have you any room for Jesus?”

Guest vocalists include Sine Nomine of Belfast, composed of five vocalists, and Tora Decker Griffith of Lincolnville will also sing a solo.  The Chancel choir will also sing, and choir members Lisa Decker Griffith, Jay Pendleton and Bob Smith will offer solos.  Michelle Wiley will provide music and perform a duet with Bob Smith.

The church offers the concert as a gift to the community.  A basket will be available for donations to the Midcoast Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House, one of the local missions of the John Street UMC.


Event Date: 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Location: 
John Street United Methodist Church
John Street United Methodist Church
98 John Street
Camden  Maine  04843
Contact Name: 
Jean Boobar
Contact Phone: 
(207) 542-1523
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