We invite all members, their extended family and friends to Winter Festival on Sunday, December 14 at 11:00 AM, our humanist celebration of the winter season. Our theme is hospitality, sharing, being open to the stranger in our midst. Please join us for a cordial morning of storytelling, commemorative candle lighting and a bit of Samba dancing! We also want to remember the less fortunate. This year our Giving Tree encourages donations to The Center for Food Action, which serves northern New Jersey with front line food relief and state wide advocacy for the hungry.
After Festival, join us for a hearty Solstice Sorteio luncheon (Sorteio is Portuguese for pot-luck.) We supply bread and cheese, clementines and cake. YOU supply a pint of chopped up soup ingredients from which we create a delicious pot of vegetable soup, that very morning. Read below for more cookery details. We nourish each other, literally and metaphorically, at this year’s Winter Festival. Join with us to celebrate Winter Solstice as an Ethical community.
We ask everyone to bring some soup veggies, diced or sliced, about a pint per person. Think carrots, potatoes celery, tomatoes, corn, green beans, zucchini and mushrooms. We will have pots of veggie broth simmering in the kitchen to cook our soup base during Winter Festival. We are also requesting pints of dark greens, such as spinach, kale, collards and broccoli, chopped small, and pints of herbs and other flavorings, like basil, dill, red onion, Jalapeno pepper and lemon grass. We will offer these ingredients as a buffet, to add to your piping hot bowl of soup, as desired.
Last, please consider bringing a pint of good grain, such as brown rice, bulgur, orzo, barley, or quinoa. We will keep these warm in a sterno tray, as part of the soup buffet, to be added to your soup as you wish.
Everything will be labeled, and allergies accommodated.