Parish Picnic and Open House
Sunday, June 3rd, 12:00pm
St. Christopher’s Lawn
We combined the annual parish picnic with an open house for friends and neighbors in honor of our year-long centennial celebration. By moving the date up to before school lets out and vacations begin, we hoped more parishioners would be able to attend. Additionally, we have a great group of neighbors who are very supportive of us and understanding of our mission. We invited them to rejoice in our 100 Years of Faith and Service and thank them for their support.
Our team of volunteers who worked to plan this event were Carla Bukalski, Clara Sage, Anna Clissold and Demetra Koelling. It was a wonderful event!
Gala Dinner and Silent Auction
Saturday, April 21st, 5:00pm
Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park
Buffet, J2A Silent Auction, Entertainment.
Festival Choral Eucharist
Sunday, April 22nd, 10:00am
Bishop Jeffrey Lee, presiding.
Sunday, April 22nd, after the service
The Centennial Dinner was an important part of this celebration. The planning team and vestry adopted two guiding principles:
Using this space allowed us to combine our celebratory dinner with the J2A silent auction, which would normally be scheduled for this spring. Combining the two events reduced the overall cost to participate and opened the fundraiser for this summer’s pilgrimage to a larger audience.
The ticket price for the auction and dinner was $30 per person, and a cash bar was provided.
The vestry has agreed to cover 25%, up to $5,000, of the entire centennial celebration cost. Because the actual cost for dinner alone was approximately $62 per person, we needed members of the parish to assist us in covering costs in a number of ways:
Read about our first 100 years! Click the cover below to download the History Book PDF.
Download the Centennial Celebration program and
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