Pleasant Grove Union Church held a yard sale Saturday, October 2, 2010. We sold many household items and crafts.
We thank everyone who thought of, worked on, and donated so generously to the sale. And we thank the people who laughed and shopped and carted away. We all had a wonderful time.
We also thank Patti, Mattie, and Sonny for the wonderful entertainment.
This yard sale raised money for the outreach and ministry of Pleasant Grove, and allowed us to meet many of our neighbors and friends from our community. We also made a large donation of goods to the Salvation Army.
Thanks again to everyone who participated!
This Sunday Pleasant Grove Union Church will join with many other churches across the world in celebrating Holy Communion. In addition to our normal offering, we will also collect fund to go toward scholarships to help prepare the next generation of church leaders worldwide. Last year, the methodist church collected 13 cents per member. We could double that if we all gave 25 cents for every member of our family.
Here’s a little bit about this collection from the United Methodist Church website:
HistoryIn 1940 the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America established World-wide Communion Sunday—originally a Presbyterian observance—as a global, interdenominational event. Prompted by the impact of World War II, the Methodist Church received an offering on this Sunday for the Fellowship of Suffering and Service. It aided the work of the Methodist Committee on Overseas Relief (now the United Methodist Committee on Relief), the Commission on Chaplains and the Commission on Camp Activities. In 1971, The United Methodist Church changed the name of the observance to World Communion Sunday and redistributed the offering to support the Crusade Scholarship Program (begun in 1944), the Ethnic Minority Scholarship Program and the Division of Chaplains and Related Ministries. In 1980, Chaplains and Related Ministr