“BBUUC’s Fourth Annual Festivus Celebration”
Worship Leader and Presenter: Jennifer Stokes
Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
About Our Service:
Come join BBUUC in our Fourth Annual Festivus Celebration! We will enjoy a participatory Recitation of Festivus Miracles, air our grievances, and perform the traditional Feats of Strength! BBUUC is proud to have it’s very own Festivus pole, which will be presented and admired during the service. Who knows, we may even have the traditional Festivus meal of meatloaf on a bed of lettuce during coffee hour.
For those unfamiliar with Festivus, the celebration was spawned from an episode of Seinfeld, which was inspired by what some may consider shenanigans that took place in one of the writer’s childhood homes. The concept of a holiday, “a Festivus for the rest of us”, was meant to be a jovial, and very tongue-in-cheek response to the overt consumerism of Christmas. Festivus is now observed around the world and is not necessarily just a Christmas-time holiday. BBUUC celebrates Festivus as a multi-generational, participatory service full of fun and happiness. Festivus for us serves as a reminder of what the holidays are really about, and reminds us to look past the trappings and find the joy.”
About Our Presenter:
Jennifer has been a member of BBUUC for almost 20 years. She has served as Vice President, Worship Committee Chair, and Building Task Force Chair; she has been an RE teacher and occasional musician for services. Her favorite thing to do is be a Worship Leader, and truly delights in creating meaningful and enjoyable services for some of her favorite people – the BBUUC congregation!
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management; holds a Florida General Contractors License, and is a certified Project Management Professional. She works for JEA as a construction manager. Jennifer is an active member of Toastmasters, having achieved her Advanced Leader Bronze and Competent Communicator awards. She serves as the Vice President of Education of her club, and recently completed a six-month assignment as a technical trainer for Toastmasters International. In what spare time she has, Jennifer enjoys home renovation projects, sewing, tending her chickens and spoiling her two grandsons.