Many ask why people put flowers in Church. Firstly, flowers in Church, or indeed outside, are there to remind us of “Creation”, creation of all things living. Flowers are a reminder that we were all created beautiful in God’s eyes and so we should make our church an example of that beauty.
Flowers enhance the beauty of our church and greatly contribute to the atmosphere in the building. It has been a tradition here at St. David’s to have fresh flowers in the church throughout the year except for the weeks of preparation during Advent and Lent. St. David’s does not have a budget line item for flowers. Flowers that adorn the altar from week to week are sponsored by parishioners to honor loved ones in their lives. When a particular week is not sponsored by a parishioner, every effort is made to adorn the altar with plants or flowers, at no cost, from the members of the Flower Guild. We understand that the cost of flowers is high and that discretionary income is low. To that end, flowers may be sponsored by a committee or a group to give thanks, or to honor past or outgoing members. Sharing the expense may allow for more opportunities for fresh flowers on the altar.
Flower forms are available on our website and in the rack next to the Information Table in the Great Hall. Indicate for whom the flowers are being offered either in thanksgiving or in memory of, make the check payable to Saint David’s and write “flowers” in the memo line. The cost to sponsor flowers for a particular Sunday is $50. If you would like to take the flowers home following the last service of the day, please let the Flower Guild or Altar Guild folks know. For more information about this ministry, contact Carolyn Gowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Flower Guild volunteers are: Cindy Anderson, Kate Chappell, Deb Howard, Dennis Ouellette, Diane Pagano, Linda Rhines and Carolyn Gowdy, chair. Dawne Tilton collects our holiday memorial donations.