Married to the Empire

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Prep: Behind the Scenes

Our youth group is performing a Christmas dessert theater on December 14th called Christmas Is... The kids will be singing and performing skits about the true meaning of Christmas. It's a fundraiser for youth camp next summer. They've been working hard on this, and I think it's going to be great.

Apart from singing a solo and helping with the youth choir, my role in this is handling the dessert portion of the evening. Sounds easy enough, but I'm finding that it's a lot of work. So many little details that have to be taken care of. And some big ones, too.

I spent Monday morning at the church sorting through our stash of Christmas tablecloths. Besides making sure we had enough for our tables on the 14th, I had to call our women's ministry leader to make sure I wasn't taking stuff that the women would need this weekend for their party. (I took 20 tablecloths home to wash.) I also had to check to see if we need plates, utensils, coffee, tea, sugar, etc. Plan centerpieces. Find enough people to sign up to donate desserts. Make a plan for how people will be seated when they come in. Have a game plan for how the kids will serve the guests. Basically, make sure that everything is in place for that evening so that things run as smoothly as possible.

Hospitality is definitely not my spiritual gift. Kudos to those of you who possess this gift because you make it look so easy! I don't think I'd ever realized just how much work goes on behind the scenes.

1 comment:

*carrie* said...

Wow--that's quite an endeavor. 20 tablecloths!!

Saw your comment in CtC--loved it, and it goes so well with my post today!