Charles River Deanery holds annual pie-making party

On Sunday, Nov. 17, about 50 people in the Charles River Deanery made more than 120 apple pies for Thanksgiving distribution at food pantries in the deanery. 

pies Jean Strigham What began in 2008 as an activity for the deanery’s young people has grown into an annual multigenerational event with two goals: to form friendships across congregational boundaries and to feed hungry people at Thanksgiving. Nine out of 15 congregations in the deanery were represented: Parish of the Messiah (Auburndale), All Saints Parish (Brookline), Church of Our Saviour (Brookline), St. Dunstan’s Church (Dover), Christ Church (Needham), Trinity Church (Newton Centre), Parish of St. Paul (Newton Highlands) and St. Andrew’s Church (Wellesley). The pies were wrapped and frozen unbaked so that they can be baked by their recipients for Thanksgiving dinner.