This Sunday, April 22 at noon, we are having our annual Spring Fundraising Dinner. This was previously known as the Homemakers Dinner, and it continues in that same tradition: a chicken dinner with all the trimmings topped off with the best cream puffs you’ve ever had, all in support of a good cause.
This year that good cause is two good causes. Funds raised from donations at the dinner will be split between supporting Hippo and Miriam Maenhout Tshimanga, our partners in international Witness, and supporting our summer camps sponsorships for campers and counselors.
Hippo and Miriam are Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers based in South Africa, serving “in the areas of leadership development, Bible and ministry training, women and family ministries, capacity building, and understanding identity and spirituality from an Anabaptist perspective. Their ministries involve visiting congregations, relating to pastors and other ministry leaders and sharing teaching, resources and experiences.”
Each summer we pay half of the registration fees for kids from our church to go to a summer Bible camp. Most summers we also sponsor teens or young adults from our church to serve as camp counselors with Camps with Meaning. We have two so far who are planning to serve as counselors this summer, and several planning to go as campers.
Join us this Sunday for this fundraising dinner. Even better, make sure you come for the worship service in the morning—the youth are leading the service, and you won’t want to miss it!