Serving up a Westport Christmas tradition again

This is the second holiday season that Saugatuck Congregational Church members have been forced to celebrate in quarters other than their historic sanctuary on Post Road East.

Damage to the church complex from a devastating fire just before Thanksgiving 2011 has still not been repaired, so the church continues to hold worship services in Temple Israel and its many other community programs at various venues around town.

Among the best known of the church’s programs, which by now have become cherished Westport traditions, are its annual community feasts — open to one and all — that the church hosts on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. And the fire, disruptive as it has been, has not stopped these celebrations, which are about so much more than the food — as generous and delicious as it is.

The Christmas rendition of that tradition continues Tuesday, starting at 11 a.m., in Branson Hall of Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, which has hosted three of Saugatuck Church’s holiday feasts since the fire.

Details about the event can be found HERE.

John Schwing