Church Activities IV - 2012
Holiday Extravaganza Enjoyed By All
The year 2011 ended with a bang at the Holiday Extravaganza on December 4th and 11th. The church raised $332. Thank you to all who participated, especially “Santa’s Elves” from the FUN-Raising sub-committee in producing the luncheon. The sweet treats at the “Old Fashion Bake Sale” were a labor of love and a job well done!
1. From January, 2012 branch
The next meeting of the FUN-Raising Sub-Committee is January 29 after service in the Education Building.
Don’t miss out on the inside scoop of the following 2012 events. All are welcome to join this committee.
See you then!
Sneak Peak at FUN-Raising Events Planned for 2012!
· Give up Gold and share the wealth with us for Lent. We are collecting gold jewelry (both men’s and women’s) to turn over to a buyer. These items should be 10 carat (less valuable) to 24 carat (more valuable). Please make sure the pieces you bring are NOT family heirlooms, but rather pieces you are no longer using. This activity starts February 19th, with Ash Sunday.
· Youth Concert with exciting local bands will be held on Saturday, April 14th in the evening.
· Silk screened T-Shirts designed by Amy Erickson & Kirk Harris. Pre-Order Sales only! These one-of-a-kind items can be used for Vacation Bible School in June.
· The Men of the church will be hosting a Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 13th.
Keep watching the monthly Branch and weekly bulletins for more details on these events!
Michelle George, sub-committee Chair
2. Ministry Plan Workshop - January 28th.
3. From February Branch, 2012
Share a Bit of Lenten Gold
2012 FUN-Raisers are off to a roaring start! For the Lenten Season, we are asking the congregation to “Give Up Your Gold.” This many sound like a strange request for a church make. However, as Christians we are asked to reflect and sacrifice during the Lenten season. This FUN-Raiser is relevant to the season and the market is well-priced for such an event.
So bring in your gold jewelry pieces, men’s or women’s styles. Small items can lead to many dollars in return. Pieces of gold usually measure 10ct. to 24ct. (Troy) ounce weight and are typically marked as such. The FUN-Raising Committee will locate a buyer in Sonoma County, and hopefully right here in Windsor. Here are some suggestions:
A woman’s ring that is just the “setting” with no stone attached
· A man’s wedding band that no longer fits your hand
Please do not consider giving items such as:
· Pieces you are currently wearing in your wardrobe
· Anything that might be considered a “Family Heirloom”
More details on Lenten Gold FUN-Raiser:
· Begins Sunday, February 19 and continues for 6 weeks through Sunday, April 1.
· Any questions can be referred to Pam Arnold at 837-9199 prior to bringing your jewelry in. Pam is a congregation member who has previously sold gold jewelry to a buyer, so she is our “in-house expert.”
Many thanks for your participation in making a donation. Michelle George
4. From the April, 2012 Branch
Going 4 The Gold FUN-Raiser Concludes April 1st
We’ve had several different pieces turned in so far, in the form of bracelets, necklaces, rings, and watches. Much gratitude goes to Something Special on the Town Green for buying our items for over $17.00 per gram. As of March 9th, we’ve raised $529.00. Keep looking in your jewelry boxes for more items to donate. Remember this fundraiser continues through April 1st.
Windsor Community United Methodist Benefit Concert for the Windsor Service Alliance
April 21st, 2012, Doors open at 3:00 pm, Show starts at 3:00 pm
A Giant Yard Sale is Coming to WCUMC Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 8 AM-2 PM
We need the entire congregation’s help to make this event a success. Only items in good shape will be sold and no item will priced under a $1
· Save this date for your records if you can work this event
· Start saving your items for the “BIG SALE.”
Let’s make all our Regular Shoppers from the past smile again this year.
MORE INFORMATION to follow in the coming months! See you all there on June 9!
5. From May, 2012 Branch
Earthquake Preparedness Workshop – Sunday, June 10, 2012
On Sunday, June 10th, Barbara Clough and Jeaneen Titsworth from the Earthquake Preparedness Team at Windsor Country Club Mobile Home Park will be here to make a presentation to help us get a plan in place in the event of an earthquake or other natural disaster. Barbara and Jeaneen worked with our deceased sister in
Charlotte Pitiois, as neighborhood captains in their Park. They will be joining us in worship and then will stay afterwards to conduct a question and answer session regarding what you can do to become more prepared.
Do You Have a ‘Ready Pack?’
One thing you can do right away is make a Ready Pack, which is composed of basic supplies you can put in a plastic bag and leave near your door and/or in your car. In a Ready Pack you would include a few days’ worth of prescription medication, water, protein snack bars, a flashlight, socks, a small blanket, etc. Don’t forget about your four-legged friends, pack food and medication for them as well
6. Blessing of the Animals October 7, 2012
The Blessing of the Animals was a Success!
Over 40 people and over 20 animals attended our first annual Blessing of the Animals event at the gazebo. Among the attendees were many dogs, a couple of cats, two rabbits -- and eight human visitors from the neighborhood. We also received media coverage (did you see the article and photo in the Windsor Times?)!
Many thanks to our volunteers: Set up crew Allan Kuba, Tim Toyer, Bev Bailey and Jim Markus; Sunday School helpers Amy Erickson, Evan Johnson and Kimberly LaSalle; face painters Jessica Loweecey and Tara Arajs; greeters Lynn Markus and Pam Arnold; sergeant-at-arms Jean Parnes; flyer distributors and door prize solicitors Terry and Darlene Ferguson; musicians Kirk Harris and Rob Ellis; our friends from Windsor Presbyterian Church: Pastor Amy Seymour-Haney and dog treat bakers Bobbe Clark and Debbie Hammack; the good folks at Debbie's Pet Boutique for their generous gift; Lynda Hopkins of the Windsor Times; and especially our fantastic photographer, Chris Bennett! Check out all the photos on a special web site.
A Christmas Journey Down Memory Lane
Sunday, December 9, 2012
What a great afternoon! Watching a 1976 Annual Conference film about the 1,000 animal challenge spawned by the incomparable Bob Olmstead when he served WCUMC, then much hilarity as we auctioned off desserts and raised over $1600 for Heifer International.