The Wesleyan District Celebration of Missions (COME) event today at Quiet Dell United Methodist Church was held to bring awareness to the mission projects of the District and those projects around the state which we support as part of our United Methodist connection!
We had great singing, fun activities, and a lot of great fellowship.
Worship was attended by over fifty, where we heard from Alicia Rapking, outgoing director of the Upshur Parish House/Crosslines, who reminded us that we should “treat everyone like they are Jesus,” because we never know when or where he might appear.
We also heard from Sue Lowther, who, with her husband Dan, coordinate the state-wide relief efforts of the New Vision Depot, located in the southern part of the state. The Depot houses much of the disaster relief support and supplies of the Conference and UMCOR in the state.
After Holy Communion, led by Alicia & Sue, it was time for the live auction. Over fifty baked goods and gift baskets were auctioned off to support our mission projects. Top bids were garnered for some amazing desserts and gifts, including the ten of the “famous” GeorgeBramble homemade pies
All-in-all, COME was able to raise $10,842.40 from Saturday’s activities!
Thanks to everybody who came out to help, those who donated money and gifts, and, definitely those who attended. Our mission projects are so blessed by your generosity!