Girls throughout the diocese are invited to a Girls Friendly Society- Los Angeles Rally Day, which will feature a visit to the Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center at St. Luke’s Church, Long Beach, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. All girls ages 7 to 21 are invited to come; they need not be members of GFS.
The day will begin at St. Luke’s with registration and a service project, followed by a World Day of Prayer service. Girls are invited to bring or wear costumes or accessories representing a nation of the world to enhance the international theme. After the service will be a historical presentation and brass rubbings, followed by a potluck lunch, English country dancing, and friendship circles.
For the brass rubbings, girls, leaders and friends may choose from several facsimile engraved brass plates. A trained instructor will provide rag paper, metallic waxes, and instructions for them to create their masterpieces. Hangers are provided for the finished artwork. GFS will cover the charge of the brass rubbings. Picture frame matting is also available at a minimal cost.
The service project will benefit St. Luke’s Homeless Shelter, so girls and leaders are invited to bring hotel or travel-size toiletries such as soap, shampoo and lotion, clothing including men’s casual pants, T-shirts, button shirts, underwear, white socks, jackets, sweatshirts, sports shoes, hats, and belts; or women’s underwear and socks, sports shoes, jackets or sweatshirts. Blankets, sleeping bags, rolling suitcases and backpacks also are welcome. Please do not bring dress clothes, children’s clothes, pajamas or household items.
Registration is requested before Oct. 20: click here. Suggestions for potluck contributions are on the registration form. St. Luke’s Church is located at 525 E. 7th Street (at Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach 90813. Parking is available in St. Luke’s lot, just north of the church on Atlantic Avenue.