Creative Messy Fundraising

Published 4th November 2013 by lucy moore

We were delighted to receive this email from Wendy Stringer in Kippax, Yorkshire:
Good Morning Messy Church Team, just letting you know we are having a fundraising Messy Church for BRF on our next session at St Mary’s Kippax on 9 Nov. We have invited our congregation to come and see what we get up to at Messy Church. Children are making some crafts to sell and helping decorate and serve refreshments, so it’s twofold, helping BRF with funds and hopefully making our congregation aware of just what we do at Messy Church. Your prayers for that day would be good, much love in His name, Wendy
When we asked what had inspired this generosity, Wendy kindly replied:
In the Messy Church news letter a few months ago, it mentioned could the Messy Church maybe consider giving to BRF. Well, we asked our Team, and rather than ask our PCC, we decided to do it ourselves and this is what we are doing. It will be a normal session, theme Jesus – Light of the World, but we are having stalls and a Messy Church cafe for the visitors. We have invited our congregations, don’t know how many will turn up, but we have done posters and put it on our notice sheet and we will keep plugging it until 9 Nov. We will go Forward in HIS NAME knowing that the God we love so much will be there for us.’
With the Messy Challenge very much in our thoughts, this fun and creative approach to profile-raising and fundraising might be something your Messy Church could consider too.

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