Pastors Ron Burcham and Mark Hoffmann with Risen Savior Lutheran Church met today to extend a formal invitation to all Sun Lakes residents to attend this year’s NovemberFest party which will be held in the Fellowship Hall, on the patio, and on the front campus of Risen Savior from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.
NovemberFest is an OctoberFest type of celebration which features a live Bavarian Oom-Pah Band, brats, hotdogs, sauerkraut, potato salad, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert for $5 per person. Beer and wine are also available for $2 each. About 400 people attended NovemberFest in 2015.
Rev. Hoffman said, “We know that October is the traditional time for this event, but by waiting until November we give the majority of our snowbirds an opportunity to return to Arizona in time for the party.”
When asked about their rationale for inviting all Sun Lakes residents to the event, Rev. Ron Burcham, Risen Savior Senior Pastor, responded, “The reason that we are inviting our Sun Lakes neighbors to share in the celebration is simple – we greatly value the very special relationship that we enjoy with our Sun Lakes neighbors and want to say thank you for their support of our many community outreach events.”
Pastor Burcham added, “For the last two-to-three years, generous Sun Lakes residents have joined with our members in donating checks and food that were instrumental in fueling our spring food drives, Thanksgiving turkey drives, and community Christmas concerts to become very successful philanthropic events. Together, we have provided over 16 tons of food to the Chandler Food Bank that have delivered needed food assistance to members of our community who struggle to put food on their tables.”
“We sincerely hope that NovemberFest can become a special annual event where we all recognize the value of working together to make Chandler an even better community for everyone. Pastor Mark and I look forward to meeting a lot of people and shaking lots of hands at NovemberFest. Please feel free to gather some of your friends and neighbors and join us for a few hours of fun and good food on the Risen Savior campus, he said.”
Tickets for the NovemberFest gala are $5 per person when purchased in advance, or $7 purchased at the event. Tickets may be purchased online at www.rslcs.org (look for the NovemberFest link), or in person (check or credit card only) at the Risen Savior Pathway Center located adjacent to the Risen Savior Campus at the northwest corner of Alma School and Oakwood Lakes Blvd. (formerly Northern Trust Bank).
For further information on the NovemberFest, please see our advertisement on page 6.