April 2015 – Busy Spring!

Easter 2013 copyright erin dunigan

Passover 2013 © Erin Dunigan

Passover 2013 © Erin Dunigan

Lots of Not Church events coming up in April to keep you busy: The 3rd Annual  La Misión Passover Seder & Potluck on Saturday, April 4th; The Annual La Misión Easter Celebration & Potluck on Sunday, April 5th; and our regular second-Sunday Not Church gathering on April 12th.

Reservations are required for the popular Passover sit-down pot-luck meal and service. Seating is limited, so if you’d like to attend and are sure you can, please email Nadine to reserve a seat. Location of the seder will be emailed to you with your confirmation.

Bob Wolf, Ron de Jong Passover 2013

Bob Wolf, Ron de Jong Passover 2013

The traditional service led by Bob Wolff and Ron de Jong will include reading of the Hagadah La Misión/Not-Church style, of course.  We will be following the Maxwell House Haggadah (provided upon arrival) and will begin PROMPTLY so please be on time.

Some Passover foods also will be provided, but this is a Potluck, so please bring a dish for 10 to share and a bottle of wine. (There’s a lot of wine-drinking at Passover!)

As this is Pesach, please if you can AVOID bringing a dish that uses LEAVENING (no bread, no flour, no pasta) – meat or veggie dishes are great.  There are guidelines below whether you want to go traditional or not.

seder-platePassover Food Guidelines
Food for Passover should include no pork or shellfish and no mixing of dairy and meat in the same dish. Food should have no leavening (bread, flour, pasta, baking powder, baking soda), or any grain based products other than Passover Matzo.

More than any other Jewish holiday, eating is a big part of Passover and every family has favorite dishes and their own personal style.  Here are some links that provide some background and food ideas:

Seder Plate Explained
Traditional Passover Recipes
The Shiksa’s Passover Potluck
Passover Food – Background & Recipes
Spinach with Pine Nuts Casserole
Mock Chopped Liver

Easter 2013Please also join us for a favorite springtime event, the Annual La Misión Easter Celebration & Potluck to be held at Kathleen Dwyer’s Casa de Gracia at the Playa. Please bring a favorite dish to share and your beverage of choice.  The service in English and in Spanish will begin at 11:00 am with potluck following. Map

Our regular second-Sunday Not Church gathering will be at 11:00 on the 12th at David Gee’s Hacienda del Encanto.

Happy Spring!