Here at Vessel, we have many traditions. One of our favorites: The Ugly Sweater Party! We began with a pot-luck lunch (Sugar Fire made a comeback); made fun of our ugly sweaters (Kurt was the big winner this year!); watched Home Alone (because who doesn't love that movie?!); and finished the afternoon with a professional-quality gingerbread creation (scroll down for fun pics!). With the onset of a sugar coma, we scored it as another successful Vessel Christmas in the office!
It has become an annual tradition to build a gingerbread version of a current project. This year, we built a 1/8" scale model of The Gathering United Methodist Church. Currently in the design stage, The Gathering's all-new campus includes a sanctuary for 550, a suite of children's classrooms, and a soaring space for coffee, connections, and prayerful encouragement. The gingerbread version is constructed of our own homemade gingerbread and translucent candy glass- because anything worth doing is worth over-doing - and decorated with graham crackers, gumdrops, red hots, licorice rope, Hershey's chocolate "solar panels", and plenty of "structural frosting". Building it is only part of the fun; the real delight is making a surprise delivery to the client! Click on the pics to see how building nerds do gingerbread!