Advent at The Well: A Word About Our Cookie Table

For those who didn’t attend our 2017 summer gathering, you missed seeing and enjoying Katie Wallin’s “well” cake. It was so beautiful many didn’t realize it was even a cake at first. Some may have even poked at it, but I’m not naming names. 🙂

Katie’s creative baking skills are once again at work for our Advent at The Well cookie table highlighted yesterday here. We’ve had a great response – THANK YOU! We recognize some may be eager to share a special cookie on our cookie table, but clicked away from the SignUpGenius when they didn’t see a spot to fill (so so sad!).

As my daughter might say, let’s turn that frown upside down. Here’s a note from Katie.

Hi, and a great big thank you to all of the volunteers who have taken slots for our cookie table already! We’re down to the last few slots – all in a matter of days.

Just in case there are some who want to share a certain cookie, only to find its category was already taken, this is an invitation to bring it anyway. The SignUpGenius list is the minimum we need for a successful cookie table. Even more cookies just means a more magnificent and varied display. (And bigger is always better!) If you want to bring extra cookies, just text me at 515-991-3292 or email me ([email protected]) the approximate amount you plan to bring so I’ll have a serving platter ready for them.

In answer to a question I received: if you have a bakery willing to donate or give you a reduced rate, we are happy to give them some free advertising and label their cookies.

Thanks, everyone, again for your generous response. I’m so excited to see this finished display!

When Katie writes “finished display,” she’s dreaming up something like this below. I’m looking forward to seeing it as well. Head over to the SignUpGenius for more details and categories of cookies Katie is seeking, and then let her know via text or email what you’re thinking. Thank you!

Author: Lisa Schmidt

Lisa Schmidt is a Catholic wife, mom to four, and proud Iowan with a heart for improving the quality of life for families. She earned a Bachelor of Family Services and Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University, and worked as an assistant city manager in the Des Moines metro area before “retiring” to come home and care for her children. Lisa has since steadily immersed herself in the work of the new evangelization through writing, speaking, and working with The Well women’s ministry. She enjoys watching sports, singing praise and worship music, and gathering with family and friends for coffee and conversation. The Schmidts’ church home is St. Pius X in Urbandale, Iowa.

2 thoughts on “Advent at The Well: A Word About Our Cookie Table

  • Hi Lisa, I’m so sorry to miss the Advent at the Well. Lois Brookhart and I are headed out on Msgr. Chiodo’s pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes on November 7 and are gone through the 17th. I know it will be fabulous!!!

    God bless you and all of your talented team members.
    Melody, ofs

    • Hi there, Melody. Thanks for the message. Just to clarify: You are gone November 7 through December 17? Not sure from your message if that’s what you meant. If so, that indeed is a pilgrimage. Traveling mercies for your journey!

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