- November 11, 2022
- Friday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Saint Martin’s Day
Friday, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
November 11, 2022
The story goes… A Roman soldier was riding one cold night and came across a man in the street freezing, perhaps even to death for how cold it was. The soldier got off his horse, cut his own cloak in half with his sword and gave half to the man in the street making sure he would not freeze. That night, the soldier had a dream of Jesus wearing the half cloak and telling the angels that it came from Martin, the Roman Soldier.
Saint Martin was baptized and later became a Bishop. He became known for helping children and the poor. On Saint Martin’s Day, he is remembered for the warmth and light he brought to those in need with a parade of lanterns in the streets.
Come join us at First German UMC to celebrate with a lantern parade, lantern crafts, food, and more fun for families, friends, and individuals alike.
This year, in honor of Saint Martin, we will also be collecting food pantry donations for the Salvation Army in Glendale and shoe donations for Soles 4 Souls’ mission to help fight poverty and its effects around the world.