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Sun, Mar 12


Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

SVCGR Spring 2023 Chapter Meeting

The theme for is meeting is German from Russia Weddings. We will have theme-based food and several ancestral wedding presentations plus time for audience members to share their memories of ancestor weddings. See Chapter Meetings page for photos of our NEW church location (meet in Fellowship Hall).

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SVCGR Spring 2023 Chapter Meeting
SVCGR Spring 2023 Chapter Meeting

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 6365 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746, USA

About The Event

Detailed Agenda:

12:30 - 1:00  Setup room, food, Mics, digital display, check in attendees.

1:00 - 1:25 GR Wedding-themed meal served including kuchen, cheese & fruit plate, hot apple cider and coffee. A slideshow will be running displaying wedding photos and interesting GR wedding tidbits. - a compilation by Lee Macklin

1:25 - 1:30 Dim the lights: Braut Lied - “Brides Song” youTube video.

1:30 - 2:00 “Church, Food, Dress, and Family Traditions: My Great-Great-Grandparents’ Wedding” - by 5th grader Bailey Penner (winner of AHSGR’s Youth National Storytelling Contest 2011). Presentation by Lee Macklin.  (AHSGR Journal 2011 Winter).

2:00 - 2:45 - “Wedding Celebration in Sarata, Bessarabia” - by Allen E. Konrad. A wonderful, very detailed description of all aspects of this GR wedding and related cultural activities. Presented by Cindy Jones.

2:45 - 3:00  Break

3:00 - 3:30 “A Traditional Wedding” - Personal reminiscences of Barbara Kloster (AHSGR Journal 1990 Spring edition). A complete detailed description of traditions, events, activities, clothing, food, wedding preparations, and after-ceremony celebrations. Presented by Susan Taylor.

3:30 - 4:00 Audience members discuss their own ancestral wedding stories. Hosted by Donna Costa.

4:00 - 4:30  Clean up, Pack up supplies.

Note: the above timeframes for presentations and activities are approximate. However, we will start promptly at 1:00 pm and vacate by 4:30 pm.

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