St. Philip’s supper series announced

Posted:  Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 8:15am

St. Philip’s Church, 12 Hodge St., Wiscasset, will be holding a series of three suppers. The proceeds will be applied to the Steeple Fund matching grant. The first supper, spaghetti, is Monday, July 17, followed by a bean and casserole supper on Monday, July 31. The final supper in the series will be the church’s popular fish chowder on Monday, Aug. 14. Each night, the dinners are 5:30 to 6:30. As well as the featured main dish each evening, there will be a salad bar, various breads, dessert table, and choice of beverage, all freshly made by loving Episcopal church people’s fingers.

The St. Philip’s steeple is the oldest and tallest of the Wiscasset skyline. It was designed by eminent 19th century architect Francis H. Fassett, who also designed the church’s American Gothic rectory. Since 1857, the steeple has presided over weddings, baptisms, funerals, and Sunday services, as well as many outreach activities. The town below it has grown and changed, but the steeple remains a fixed point. The spire was in danger of crumbling when a matching grant was applied for, and awarded by the Maine Community Foundation to stabilize the steeple. The work has been done, but the church is now in the throes of paying its half, hence the supper series. Do consider attending one or all three "by donation" events. The donor can feel virtuous while also consuming a delicious supper.

For questions or to make a reservation — not necessary but helps in planning — please call St. Philip’s at 882-7184. Leave a name, the number attending, and a return phone number for verification.