Shrove Tuesday – 13th February at 6:30pm
As has been our practice for many years, we plan to celebrate Pancake Night at the church in the traditional way.
If you wish to participate, plan to come to the church for pancakes, as a dessert to your normal meal, at 6:30pm on Tuesday 13th February.
The hall will be open from 6pm for those who would like to enjoy a picnic of for example fish ‘n chips.
All proceeds go towards UNITING and will be helping Australians living in crisis including those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, addictions and financial hardship..
Every year people come together for Pancake Day to flip for a good cause. The reality is that 1 in 7 Australians are living in poverty with 1 in 6 children affected, that’s 2.9 million Australians too many.
We are very grateful for the donation of ingredients from Woolworths store in Balcombe Road, Mentone along with those of members of the church community.
But why pancakes?
Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the last day to eat all the flour, eggs and dairy products in your kitchen before the start of Lent which is a time of abstinence and reflection in the 40 days before Easter. The European custom of making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was one way to use up these ‘luxury’ items. Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday is also known as Fat Tuesday!
Who is Uniting – and what do they do?
Uniting Vic.Tas, known as Uniting, is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. We’ve been supporting Australians for over 100 years.
We’re about building capacity and confidence in children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people newly arrived in Australia. We work with people at risk of or experiencing financial crisis, homelessness, mental illness and problems with alcohol and other drugs, by empowering them with the support they need to succeed.