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Sun, May 19


St Peter's UCC

Spaghetti Dinner and "Roast and Toast" for the Lanfords

Pastor Richard is retiring after 32 years of ministry at St. Peter’s UCC in Skokie. Now is the time to say thank you!

Spaghetti Dinner and "Roast and Toast" for the Lanfords
Spaghetti Dinner and "Roast and Toast" for the Lanfords

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

St Peter's UCC, 8013 Laramie Ave, Skokie, IL 60077, USA

About the Event

St. Peter’s is bringing back the Spaghetti Dinner for a special evening of memories, fellowship, and traditional Spaghetti Dinner food* and drinks. During the meal, we’ll have a “Roast and Toast,” of Pastor and Beth - we want to hear your favorite funny, meaningful, or celebratory stories about their positive impact here. Short personal anecdotes are welcome from everyone! This will be an informal gathering for St. Peter’s family, not open to the public, with a special focus on the over 40 youth that have been a part of Pastor’s ministry, whether through Sunday School Chapel, Youth Fellowship, Confirmation, or the softball team.

A $5 suggested donation for adults and $3 for children under 10 covers the cost of food, and there will be Raffle Baskets to bid on. Reservations are requested so we can plan our space accordingly – please click HERE to RSVP by May 12th, and to indicate if you wish to speak at this event.

We have planned this Spaghetti Dinner as a way to enjoy spending time with two people who have meant so much to us for over three decades. This is the start of saying a “good goodbye” - the fun part where we laugh and share our memories. We hope you’ll consider being a part of it.

And as we continue to say this “good goodbye,” other events and gifts are being planned, including a special catered dinner on June 30th (save the date!). Extra Spaghetti Dinner donations and proceeds from the Raffle Baskets will be directed to the Lanford Celebration Fund. More information about the gifts, the dinner, and the video messages we are creating will be available soon – watch your email! If you are unable to attend the Spaghetti Dinner, you may be able to participate in other ways. If you would like to be more involved in the planning of how we say our goodbye, contact Annie Noorts, who is leading the Good Goodbye Committee.

*Vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar and low-sodium options are on the menu! Contact Rich Schneider for details.

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