This blog is posted by "Elijah's Table," a joint project of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (1 Hood Road, Derry, NH) and Etz Hayim Synagogue (1-1/2 Hood Road, Derry, NH), both located on Hood Road in Derry, NH. Twice a month we provide free, family-friendly dinners, which are served in a relaxed atmosphere. There are other organizations in the Derry, New Hampshire area that also offer free and delicious meals to the public. Please see the calendar on the right-hand side of this blog for a list of upcoming meals. And don't forget the offerings of the Sonshine Soup Kitchen (described on the left-hand side of this blog) and The Derry Salvation Army!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Santa came early, thanks to seven present and former members of the Pinkerton Academy Chorale.

Seven present and former members of Pinkerton Academy Chorale serenaded us between the main course (eggplant, cheesy broccoli, stir-fried veggies, mashed potatoes, and various cheeses) and dessert (cake).  And they were fantastic.   Thank you, fabulous singers, for bringing the holiday right to, and inside, our front door. 

Here they are, along with folks wearing their holiday sweaters.


Green holiday sweater with kitty cat.

Green "Joy" sweater.

Red-sweatered ladies.

And the boy who won the cuddly snuffed puppy (free) "door prize."

Saturday, December 17, 2016

We're opened and we're waiting for you with a winter wonderland!

Hey folks.  Elijah's Table is opened tomorrow and serving a hot delicious meal.  AND:  We have special surprises and treats in store.  One of our teen volunteers, aided by her volunteer sister, created a winter wonderland for each table.  And we are having music, a wonderful group of singers from Pinkerton Academy.  I am so very excited about this year's Christmaskah (or Chanukmas) meal.  Please, please, please join us.  The weather may be frightful, but our Elijah's Table community dinner will definitely be delightful!  

Can you believe how cute these Christmas kiss trees are?

This adorable snowman is wearing earmuffs! 

The giving artist and her giving sister.