Christ Church Refugee Ministry

Refugee Community Dinner - Valentine's Day

Please join us at our upcoming Refugee Community Dinner on Saturday, February 16 at 6:30pm. The dinner will be graciously hosted at Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA, 22305.

The quarterly community dinners are an opportunity for our refugee families and other community members to share food, fellowship, and deepen our understanding of one another. We typically have upwards of 80 attendees! Please invite anyone who would be interested - just make sure they RSVP so we know how many to plan for!

Our dinners are potluck. The main needs are for main dishesside dishes, and volunteers to set up and clean up.

We have some board games to donate and plan to introduce our refugee families to the idea of family game night. We'll have board games out to do some demos and break the ice. 

We hope to see you there! 

Date: 02/16/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm EST

Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22305

Created by:   Kathryn McNamara

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Main dish (any meat must be halal) (15) - Please specify what you are bringing - lasagnas, salads, roast chicken, etc.
  9 of 15 slots filled
Barbara Fallon
Stuffed shells with marinara sauce (vegetarian)
Kathryn McNamara
Chickpeas and rice (vegetarian, GF)
melanie gray
Ariel Rudy
Homemade macaroni and cheese
Wessam Metwaly
Grapes leaves with halal meat
Dale Brown
Mini quiches
Ann Korky
Eggplant and hallal meat dish with pasta
Lynn Rohrs
Vegetarian lasagna
Wayne Limberg
Veg Chili
Side dish (any meat must be halal) (10) - Please specify what you are bringing - mac and cheese, green beans, fruit, etc.
  9 of 10 slots filled
melanie gray (2)
Anne Caputo
Scalloped Potatoes
Lynn Rohrs
2 loaves foccacia bread
John and Khacki Berry
Kim Scott
Elza Daniel
A pot of fancy rice
Ellen Spencer
Julianne Paunescu
Corn casserole
Dessert (4) - Please specify what you are bringing - cupcakes, cookies, brownies, etc.
  All slots filled
Jessi MacLeod (2)
Gluten-free brownies and sugar cookies
Wessam Metwaly
Apricot pudding with strawberry & mix of nuts on toppic
Ann Korky
I can offer a ride to a refugee family (4) - Let us know in the comments how many seats and if you have car seats. We know that a family of 11 refugees needs a ride, so we will need several cars to bring them!
Set up (4) - Set-up begins at 4:30pm
  All slots filled
Barbara Fallon
Anne Richardson
Kathryn McNamara
Jessi MacLeod
Clean up (6) - Help us leave Grace Episcopal as clean as we found it!
  2 of 6 slots filled
Lynn Rohrs
Elza Daniel
Clean up after dinner
Children's activities (4) - Coordinate activities in the children's room - coloring books and other activities will be provided.
  1 of 4 slots filled
Ariel Rudy
Decorations (2) - We need 2 volunteers to offer to provide some small decorations. Think Valentine's Day-themed balloons, table centerpieces, etc.
  1 of 2 slots filled
Anne Richardson
I can help with purchasing decorations and coming to set up
Responses:     Yes: 19     No: 4     Maybe: 0    

Adult Guests:    Confirmed: 26     Maybe: 0

Child Guests:    Confirmed: 4     Maybe: 0

YES (19) -  

Harrison Fallon (1 adult)

Julianne Paunescu (1 adult)

Ellen Spencer (1 adult)

Elza Daniel (1 adult)

Christianne Witten (2 adults)

Rebecca Shannon (1 adult)

Wayne Limberg (2 adults)
Rock Spring UCC

Kim Scott (2 adults, 1 child)

John and Khacki Berry (2 adults)

Lynn Rohrs (1 adult)

Anne Caputo (2 adults)

Ann Korky (1 adult)

Dale Brown (1 adult)

Wessam Metwaly (2 adults, 3 children)
From Hope UCC church family

Ariel Rudy (1 adult)

melanie gray (1 adult)

Jessi MacLeod (1 adult)

Kathryn McNamara (2 adults)

Barbara Fallon (1 adult)

NO (4) +