Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in many church traditions on the Tuesday before Lent and is also known as Pancake Day, Pancake Tuesday, Malasada Day in Portugal, Bursting Day in Iceland, Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) in New Orleans and Fastnacht Day if you live in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Simply put, it's a celebratory community meal before entering the season of Lent as a community. It's a meal with friends.
For the Downtown congregation, we'd love for you to participate in Lent through the email devotional
we'll be providing and to begin the journey to Holy Week through a communal meal with us...Shrove Tuesday. We won't be having pancakes nor will we have Mardi Gras beads, but we will have live music (New Orleans jazz), a catered Southern meal and a great space Downtown where we can be together as a community.
This is also a great way to invite friends who are not familiar with Christianity to join us as well, so please think about a friend or two whom you can invite.
Dinner and music begin at 7PM
at the Broad Street Ballroom
(41 Broad Street). Cost for dinner $15. Registration is required.
We look forward to seeing you there!