Lunch, laugh, learn!

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – We all need a good laugh from time to time! Please come and join the good folks at St. Mark’s in some lunchtime laughter, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 12:10 p.m.

We’ll be watching episodes of the Canadian situation-comedy “Little Mosque on the Prairie.” The series broke Canadian records for numbers of viewers, topping 2.1 million people for the early episodes – the highest figures for a new Canadian program in a decade.

The series focuses on the Muslim community in the fictional prairie town of Mercy, Saskatchewan, where the primary institutions of the community are the local mosque, located in the rented parish hall of the town’s Anglican church, and Fatima’s Café, a downtown diner.

It is a very humorous look at everyday life as cultures meet and find that they’re not all that different after all, sharing the same hopes, the same frustrations, the same laughter, and the same tears. The series is not preachy – just funny!

Bring your own lunch, we’ll have cold drinks and hot coffee for you to enjoy. And we’ll wrap up before 1 p.m. so you can get back to work or whatever else you need to do.

All are welcome. Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m., starting Sept. 6. Each week we’ll watch one of the eight episodes of season one – a free gathering offered by the folks at St. Mark’s church at 33 Fairground Road in Springfield.

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