For years the women of the Old Dutch Church gathered to create beautiful crafts for sale in support of the mission and ministry of the Church. The gatherings also created a fellowship of love and service. Over time there were fewer women to engage in this ministry and sewing machines sat idle, lovely fabrics and other sewing notions were unused. Then hatched an idea to resurrect this ministry in a new form. “Let’s teach people how to sew,” they said and now are teaching others how to sew—re-attach a button, fix a zipper, cutout a pattern, create new clothes. Join them on Thursdays for this hands-on fellowship of love and service.
Any knitter/crocheter, experienced or novice, interested in helping to make the prayer shawls that are given out at our Healing Services each month is invited to join the group after the Coffee Hour on the 2nd Sunday each month. Members of the group will also help if you are stumped in your own project.
Recitals offer the audience a mid-day break of a variety of musical performances presented by area artists. Artists range from young people who are still students to full-time, professional musicians to folks for whom music is a much-loved avocation. Recitals are free and 30-45 minutes in length.
The Living Nativity at Old Dutch Church has been provided each year for the community for over 60 years. A stable is constructed in the church yard with live animals and any child or adult from the community is encouraged to participate by coming to the Church, getting dressed up and acting out the miracle of Christmas. If one does not feel like being in the Living Nativity, he or she can have as much fun as a spectator in the crowds which continue to gather every season to witness this great tradition. Candy canes, cookies and hot cocoa are provided for all making it easier to brave the cold weather.