Please join us for our very own Shrove Tuesday pancake feast on March 4th. Your participation will help send our Bolivia team on their way to do mission work.
Shrove Tuesday is the last Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting required during Lent. The name "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word "shrive", which means to confess and receive absolution. Shrove Tuesday was started during the Middle Ages. Food items such as meats, fats, eggs, milk, and fish were regarded as restricted during Lent. To keep these foods from going to waste, many families would have big feasts on Shrove Tuesday in order to consume those items that would inevitably become spoiled during the next forty days. The English tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday came about as a way to use up as much milk, fats, and eggs as possible before Ash Wednesday began. In France, the consumption of all fats and fatty foods on this day is known as "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras.
Tickets are $7.00 per person or $15.00 a family and will be on sale after the 10:30 service on Sunday, March 2 (and on the night of the event).