Empty Bowls 2014

Empty Bowls Project 2014

Empty Bowls: A Fundraiser
To benefit the food pantries of the Town of Bridgewater and Messiah Baptist Church, Brockton
From the website: “Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.”
Step 1: The Bisqueware bowls are painted

Painting Parties:

  • Sunday, January 5th: One-Room Schoolhouse bowl painting party for the children and youth of First Parish Bridgewater during Sunday School time.
  • Sunday, January 12th, 3:00 PM, at First Parish Bridgewater: Members of Messiah Baptist Church, Brockton will join members of First Parish Bridgewater. Adults and children welcome. The public is welcome to attend and contribute. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a friend!
  • Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20th, at 3:00 PM, at First Parish Bridgewater: The public is invited to join members of First Parish Bridgewater. Adults and Children welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a friend!

Step 2: The painted bowls are glazed and fired
Kiln time donated by: Beaver Brook Farm, East Bridgewater Public Schools, Bridgewater Art & Framing, and Bridgewater-Raynham Public Schools

Step 3: Supper by donation.

***This event will now be held on this SUNDAY Feb. 16th from 5 to 7 because of the impending storm*** Everyone welcome! What could be better than a community meal of warm, homemade soup and bread after the snow? Please come SUNDAY and support the food pantries in Bridgewater and Brockton! Everything else will remain the same.


Community Meal: Saturday, February 15th (snow date Sunday, February 16th)
5 -7 PM, at First Parish Bridgewater
For a donation of $10.00, everyone is invited to join us for a meal of soup, bread, and a beverage. Included in this price is the bowl of your choice, a keepsake to remind us of the good work of Empty Bowls, wherein funds were raised to address and prevent hunger in Bridgewater and Brockton.
All proceeds will be split 50/50 between the Bridgewater Food Pantry and the Messiah Baptist Church food pantry.
This project was generously funded by the Bridgewater Cultural Council and supported by the Parish Committee of First Parish Church Bridgewater.

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First Parish Bridgewater, 50 School St., Bridgewater, Mass., (508) 697-2525, firstparishbridgewater@hotmail.com
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