Generally the Social Committee organises events for the congregation and their friends around food. I mean what better way to socialise than around a table eating! For most of our events the aim is to break even, with any surpluses going to Holy Trinity's nominated charity, which for this year is the Birmingham Foster Carers Association.
So far we have had a Burns Night, with haggis, tatties n neeps; a Black and White evening, where we watched a black & white film (The Artist), dressed in black & white, had cheese & wine with black forest gateau and cream; a breakfast before church, a full English breakfast; two quizes with fish & chip suppers; a guided walk around Sutton, learning a lot of interesting facts about our home town, then soup and rolls when we got back; two bring and share lunches, one to celebrate a royal birth; a meal out, at a local restaurant; and a roast beef Sunday lunch for the congregation when we launched the Reordering project. We have supported the messy church services for children and adults with refreshments (pancakes, pizza and cakes). We do like our food at Holy Trinity!!!
The Social Committee is a very social committee, sometimes finding it hard to follow the agenda, but they do work very hard on producing events that everyone can enjoy.
What have we got planned for the rest of the year? Well, we will be doing the refreshments for the All Souls Service, where we remember those who have recently passed away; the Candlelit Carols service; and of course supporting the coming 'Friends' concerts and Christmas Tree Festival. We are planning a trip to see the pantomime 'Snow White' at the Lichfield Garrick theatre and possibly a post Christmas party...