Mardi Gras Family Fellowship Night Next Week
We all have heard of Fat Tuesday - the day before Ash Wednesday, where we all gorge ourselves on those things we've given up for Lent. But, did you know that this same day is also known as Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday is a tradition dating back several centuries, and those celebrating would serve and enjoy pancakes because they are made with butter and eggs - items typically given up during the fasting of Lent. The word "shrove" is a form of the English word "shive," which means "to obtain absolution for one's sins by way of confession and doing penance." Thus, Shrove Tuesday was named after the custom of Christians to be shriven before the start of Lent.
Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, whatever you want to call it - we're celebrating a week early! As we prepare to begin the Lenten season for 2020, we will enjoy our monthly family fellowship night for February. We will gather in the Faith Center at 5:30 PM on February 19th for a Mardi Gras themed celebration, and it is sure to be an evening packed full of food and fun! The kitchen staff will be providing pancakes and all of the fixings and drinks. You are encouraged to bring your favorite breakfast sides, such as eggs, bacon, or a breakfast casserole! We will also get to enjoy authentic king cake, straight from one of the oldest bakeries in Southern Louisiana.
We will conclude our time together with a Mardi Gras parade around the Faith Center! Children are asked to come dressed in Mardi Gras colors (yellow, green, or purple) and are invited to decorate their trike or scooter to ride on for the parade! If you want to make a fun decorative sign, that would be great as well. We will have a few anonymous judges who will crown the winner of the most creatively decorated "float" and sign.
We look forward to another fun evening of fellowship with our church family!
Children's Ministry Director