MISSION TRIP DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION
Sept. 22 6:00 P.M.
Come support our EYC, fund their 2019 Mission Trip on the Eastern Shore, and HAVE FUN!
When? Saturday, Sept. 22nd, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Where? St. Aidan’s Parish Hall
Time? Starting at 6pm with appetizers and the start of the silent auction; 6:30 Dinner
HIghlights? Good food, drinks & company, a silent auction, 50-50 Raffle, and “Name That Tune!”
As soon as possible & by Sunday, 9/16, sign up on the chart in the Parish Hall to sit at a table. Then, look below to see which food item you’d like to bring. That evening, Appetizers and Desserts will go on tables where all will share; the lasagna, salad, and bread/butter will go on “your” table for your group of eight as listed. Please bring your item on its serving plate/bowl/basket with serving utensils.
The EYC selected the theme CULTURES- inspired by their mission trip to the Eastern Shore earlier this summer. Perhaps you’d like to host and decorate a table? It’s FUN to develop your idea! As table host/hostess, you will develop your theme with a table covering, a centerpiece, plates, napkins, silverware, and drinkware. If you’d like your table to drink wine from wine glasses, please provide them. Likewise, for water or coffee/tea, if you’d prefer glassware or real cups to paper goods, please bring them. There are still tables awaiting those ideas that are bubbling in your head right now, so grab a pencil and fill in your name on the chart as soon as possible!
The EYC will provide a presentation about their mission trip to Parksely, Virginia on the Eastern Shore this past summer and the phenomenal experience that they hope to repeat again next year. Jamie will be hosting Name that Tune as part of the evening of fun and fellowship.
How will the EYC get funding for their Mission Trip? Four ways:
1) Silent Auction!
Grace Parkinson has offered to coordinate our silent auction, and she’s awaiting your news about those themed baskets, services, gift cards, or items (yours or those you have procured from your favorite businesses or restaurants). The silent auction items will be on tables in the Parish Hall all night waiting for the high bidder. Grace will answer your questions after church or by sending her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s get those auction items in by Sunday, 9/16!
2) 50-50 Raffle
Half the raffle money will go toward the Mission Trip and half to the ticket winner!
3) Wine/Beer sales on the night of the fundraiser. Buy a bottle or buy a glass!
4) Donations (Check or cash to St. Aidan’s, noted for EYC Mission Trip).
Thank you for helping support our youth! We look forward to hearing from them after dinner.
Regardless your level of involvement, come on out for the fun and fellowship at St. Aidan’s!
Becky McCallum and Grace Parkinson
EYC Leaders: Chuck Marks and Lynn Meadows
Our Mission Trip to Parksley, Virginia - 2018
Over the years I have supported Mission Trips for the youth of my congregation in many different ways, be it fund-raising, parenting, or helping to lead the group myself. Those trips have come in several different forms to include using host groups like Reach Mission Trips and even planning and running our own trip as well. Each of those missions were inspirational, moving, and satisfied real need in the communities in which we served. My perspective, though, has been focused on completing work, showing progress, even thinking of our impact in terms of “before” and “after.” “See the impact we were making in the community?” “See the difference we have made?” I did not realize that my mindset was somewhat egotistic and was centered on what our group would get out of the trip, rather than the impact we were intending. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Pictures of the trip are below.