2024 Altar Flower Update

As many of you know that the cost for everything has gone up recently, and this includes the cost of the flower arrangements we adorn our altar with on Sundays. At the same time, we’ve had a decrease in the number of parishioners contributing to our flower arrangements by sponsoring dedications on Sundays. In 2023, the gap between income brought in for flower donations and the cost of weekly arrangements was nearly $2500.

After prayerful consideration, we’ve decided to change how we adorn our altar for worship. Beginning in January, we will have real flower arrangements on the first Sunday of each month, delivered by Green Meadow Florist. On that first Sunday, we will list all the flower sponsor dedications we’ve collected money for in that month. On the other Sundays, we will use either live green plants or faux flower arrangements to decorate our altar space.

We will still collect donations from parishioners to sponsor flowers for life events they want recognized. We will continue with the $25 contribution to sponsor flowers, and place a fresh cut arrangement once per month to acknowledge those who we are remembering, thanking for and honoring.  You can sponsor flowers online here.

If you have any questions, please speak to Barbara Stipa, Tracey Payne, or Rev Jill.