Looking for a way to share your skills with others? Then here is your opportunity! The Outreach committee will be hosting a pig roast and silent auction on January 31st from 5:00p - 7:00p.
We are looking for people who are willing to auction a service or item. Ideas for services include mowing, snowplowing, cutting hair, baking/cooking, scrapbooking, cleaning, plumbing/electrial project, etc. We know there are many talents in our congregation that can be shared! Suggestions for items include gift baskets, gift cards, tickets to an event, home decor, tools, sporting goods, etc.
Services and items currently listed in the auction can be seen here.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
November 26, 7:00p
Give thanks, Worship, and eat pie! Hosted at Saron by Living Love Church, Spirit Life, Mary of the Visitation, and Saron.
Cookie Walk/Raffle/Craft Show
Saturday, December 6
Cookie Walk - 9:00a - 11:00a
Craft Show - 9:00a - 2:00p
You can do your baking and shopping all on one day!! Our annual Cookie Walk/gift Shoppe/Raffle is just around the corner! This is an event you will not want to miss! For those of you new to the congregation, this is how it works: On Saturday, December 6, the doors open at 9:00a. You have until 11:00a to make your purchases. you will be given a glove to wear and a box to put your treats in. You start shopping by proceeding from table to table of homemade cookies and baked goods. After you have made your selections from the wide variety of treats, your box is weighted and you pay by the pound ($6.00 per pound).
The success of the Cookie Walk depends on your donations. We are asking each family to donate a minimum of 5 pounds of cookies (this is a double batch). We would like small, attractive, holiday type cookies. Variety is very important!! If cookies are not your specialty, please bring what is! Items can be dropped off on Friday, December 5, from 9:00a - 8:30p or Saturday morning, December 6.
You can take your chance with our Raffle Sale which has always been a big success! We ask for items to have a minimum value of $50.00 and it is common for a few people to contribute to a single item. Gift cards, certificates of services, gift baskets and beautiful holiday decorations have been top sellers. Raffle items should be delivered to the church by Wednesday, November 12. Tickets will be sold on Sundays, November 16, 23, and 30 as well as during the Cookie Walk.
As you can see, this is a great fundraiser! Last year this fundraiser brought in over $2,000. With your contributions as well as your participation, we can meet, if not exceed last year's proceeds. The first 10% of our profits will go to the Big Lake Food Shelf, the remaining profit will go toward the Kitchen Fund. With a concerted effort by all, our Cookie Walk/Raffle/Craft Show will be a huge success! PLUS: Verna will be selling her famous Caramel Rolls!!!
Do you have extra turkey stamps from Coborn's? Bring them to church! God's Grub is collecting stamps and will use them to buy turkeys for an upcoming meal. There is a box in the office to drop them in.
Each holiday season, Saron Lutheran Church anticipates and relies on a seasonal increase in contributions. It is through the donations of every individual and family in the congregation that we are able to carry on our work now and throughout the year.
If you need a convenient way to make recurring contributions or plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving option. As the pace of life speeds up around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a most welcome way to make contributions.
To set up a recurring giving schedule, please complete a Simply Giving authorization form and return it to the church office.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Saron will be collecting snack items throughout the school year to distribute to the students in need at the Big Lake Elementary Schools. Ideas include granola, cereal or fruit bars, juice boxes, crackers, fruit or applesauce cups, etc. Place donations in the marked container in the Saron entry way. Thank you for your support!
The sale of Saron Kitchen Stock continues! Shares are $25 each with a goal of 2,000 shares sold, as of 11/1 we are at 880 shares sold! Shareholders will enjoy a "Stockholder's Dinner" when the kitchen is completed! Kitchen Stock envelopes are in the pews, and Saron office where you can go to pick up your stock certificate or if you have any questions need more info. Take ownership in the kitchen and be a shareholder!