Our Annual May Breakfast
Date(s) - Sunday, May 5, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
First Unitarian Church of Providence
If you didn’t grow up in Rhode Island, you might not be familiar with May Breakfasts. They began in Cranston in 1867 when the Old Quaker Meeting House originated the event to raise funds for a new building, borrowing the idea from the English May Day celebration. Four hundred and sixty-six people attended the first May Breakfast, helping to raise $155.50. Every year since then, churches in Rhode Island have continued to treat one morning in early May as a fundraiser for church programs.
First Unitarian Providence will again celebrate that tradition this year. We will serve you breakfast on the first Sunday in May, starting at 8:00, to allow choir members and other early birds to enjoy our bounty, and ending at 10:00, to allow for clean-up before services begin.
You Can Help!
We will need some volunteers to help with set-up, cooking, serving, clean-up, and, especially, contributions of breakfast baked goods. All nine Deacons have already volunteered. Look for the May Breakfast table in the Atrium during April, where you can sign up for the various ways you can help.
Tickets ($10 adult, $5 children, under age 5 free) will be available through April during Coffee Hour. Proceeds go to our Loaves and Fishes ministry.