The holidays will soon be upon us. Many of us will be welcoming family and friends to our homes here in Williamsburg. Often our visitors look forward to attending services as well as the many special musical concerts and performances that highlight the holiday season at Bruton.
During the visits of out-of-town guests, we have a great opportunity to invite them to become Friends of Bruton: Our Worldwide Congregation. Since many have developed affection for our historic church, they may welcome the opportunity to receive the quarterly Bruton Fount with its many articles about past and present activities at Bruton.
You can pick up an invitation card at the boxes in the church and parish shop, then invite your visitors to fill it out and then deposit it in the boxes provided. They can also join by visiting our website!
The Friends of Bruton Committee is very pleased with the continued growth of program. The number grows each week -- we now have well over 350 new Friends, including 21 who have joined as Charter Members. Most Friends come from nearby states, but some reside as far away as Great Britain, Germany and Costa Rica.
We are very pleased with the enthusiastic responses to the publication of The Bruton Fount we have received from members of our local congregation. Those expressions of encourage-ment are very much appreciated. The Committee is pleased to announce that Judy Covarrubias has volunteered to serve as editor of The Bruton Fount. She brings her considerable background in writing and management along with creativity and enthusiasm.
The Committee is presently assembling an Advisory Council to assist in the development and evaluation of programs. It will consist of individuals that the Friends Committee will be able to call on collectively and individually for advice and counsel. The advisory group will include parish members with specific skills and knowledge, as well as individuals from the community who will bring additional talent and associations to the work of the Committee. Planning is underway for the first annual meeting of Friends of Bruton and the Advisory Council to be held next spring. Thank you to members of our Bruton family for your continued support.