WE ARE SAD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS.
WE WILL HAVE A "VIRTUAL FESTIVAL"... BE WATCHING FOR NEWS OF THAT! AND WE WILL SEE YOU IN 2021-- THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
"Virtual" Strawberry Fest 2020
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
When Pastor Kathi Elliott realized that we would not be able to hold our annual Strawberry Fest in 2020 due to guidelines for safety surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, she began to think of what might be able to replace the beloved community event. One Sunday morning, she awoke and remembered a poem she had written 15 years ago. It begins: "Today, someone brought me strawberries. 'Fresh from the garden, dirt and all!', she said as she placed the bowl on my desk. I don't know if they were the first fruits from the patch, but they must have been among the first. As soon as she left I popped one in my mouth! Mmmmmmmm... Nothing could have pleased me more in that moment. How pleased God must be when I lay the fruit of my life, dirt and all, at His/Her Holy feet!"
That was all it took to get the wheels turing. WHAT IF?, she wondered. What if we encourage the people of the community to offer up the Fruit of the Spirit to one another this year!? What if we remind one another that, even in this time of social distancing, we can STILL come together as a community? What if we give BACK this year to the wonderful people of Terre Haute who support us every year?
Advance Order Information
Advance orders can be made at any time up until 4 p.m. on Strawberry Fest Day.
Phone orders can be made by calling 812-232-8880. If we are unable to take your call, please leave your name and phone number and we will return your call and take your order. Our fax number is 812-645-3863. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. On Strawberry Fest Day, orders are accepted until 4 p.m.
Advance orders, via email or fax, can be sent in at any time and are accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Fest Day, Thursday, June 11. You can download the advance order form using the link below. Advance orders must be a minimum of 4.
Pick up is available until 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Fest. Pick up is in the church basement, accessible through the east door, between the church and the parking garage. If you are planning to pick up a large order or will be driving a distance, you should consider bringing a cooler with you to keep your strawberry shortcakes nice and cold while you travel.