Flowers Every Week
The Flower Group has about 28 members. We are committed to placing flower arrangements in the sanctuary each Sunday morning. Members of the congregation can place flowers to be memorials for family or friends or to mark special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and or other notable times.
Passing Them On
Afterwards the flowers can be claimed by the donors for their occasions or specify that they be delivered to individuals of their choice. Otherwise the group will see that they are part of Pastoral Care and they will be delivered to private homes, nursing homes, or hospitals to members of R-W who are unable to attend services. Names are suggested by the ministers and we encourage the congregation to let the church office know of anyone who would benefit from such a Pastoral Care visit. The members of the Flower Group take turns on a monthly basis to do these deliveries.
Members wishing to place flowers in the church can make contact with the flower group by phoning the church office. These donations are noted in the church bulletin each week. Flowers are ordered from Flowers by Merle and there are usually dates available.
At Easter, lilies and hydrangeas are placed as memorials to decorate the Sanctuary after orders are taken in the weeks prior to Palm Sunday, and the flowers can be picked up after the service to be part of the donors' Easter celebration. Thanksgiving and Remembrance have decorations. During the Christmas season the Flower Group makes the church especially festive with poinsettias, a Christmas tree, lights and candles. The brass candlesticks are polished and candles are set out for the Festival of Lessons and Carols and then again for the Christmas Eve Services.