Priscilla Circle to host Free PLAN luncheon


The ladies of Priscilla Circle pose for a group photo during a PLAN luncheon. Photo provided by Nancy Horton

Priscilla Circle invites those in the community who live alone and enjoy warm fellowship to attend a free luncheon on Oct. 26 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. in the Family Activities Center at Canyon Lake Community Church.

The theme for October’s luncheon is an old-fashioned revival. Bruce Quimby will be the “preacher” and there will be music from the era of large revivals in America. Maggie Mende is in charge of the food and it will match the revival idea. Joan Ellett and her committee will have decorations, the program and favors that evoke this great time in American life. Priscilla members will have great door prizes.

To reserve a spot at the luncheon or for more information, contact Chairperson Lynda Ofstad at 951-244-7866.

Priscilla Circle is one of six circles at Canyon Lake Community Church. The main ministry of this group is PLAN, an outreach to “People Living Alone Now.” Three times a year, the ladies of Priscilla Circle plan and provide a free luncheon for approximately 100 people, who may or may not be members of the church. All are welcome. The ladies sometimes cook the food and sometimes order it. There is always a theme, beautiful decorations, great food, pleasant conversation, music and a testimony or two.

Priscilla Circle was established in 2009 by four members. Two of the original members, Alice Gray and Sandra Fulmer, are still active. The name Priscilla Circle is dedicated to the late Priscilla Colwell, a devoted wife, mother and friend to so many ladies in the church.

The activities of Priscilla Circle, to love and support the lonely, do not end with the luncheons. The group has divided more than 200 contacts among the members in teams of two or more women. Throughout the year, PLAN members receive Christmas, Valentine, Easter, and Thanksgiving cards from their Priscilla Circle team.

Priscilla Circle teams send birthday cards, make several calls during the year as reminders of the next luncheon and follow up as friends. Priscilla Circle members believe that by easing the loneliness of those who are elderly, have lost a spouse or caregiver, or who need a healthy meal with a yummy dessert, they are doing the work they are called to do as followers of Jesus Christ. Priscilla Circle encourages ladies to become involved with its ministry.

The women meet for fellowship, friendship and outreach September through June on the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in Room 11 at Canyon Lake Community Church, 30515 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake.