RETURN OF FRUITS OF THE HARVEST
In 1997, Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church had a fundraiser to benefit Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Grand Forks, North Dakota after a terrible flood. We hoped to raise $2,000, but ended up sending them $16,340. Since then, our church has raised $556,600 to benefit over 22 different beneficiaries on a local, national, and global level. We are now entering our 20th year of Fruits of the Harvest (FOTH) coming together to work and play to benefit organizations that do incredible work for those in need. This will support these ministries through grants and with our hands-on projects.
Don't miss our biggest fundraiser and party of the year for Outreach Ministries
We thank all our generous donors and volunteers. Our Parish has rallied to support
Outreach even though our yearly allocation of $25,000 from the church budget has been
cut due to the budget deficit. This year, we have almost $10,000 reinstated, (plus $2,700 for other non-Outreach designated organizations) and we are so grateful, but we need your help
we still have to work hard to make up for the $15,000 in funds
that we won’t have to help our brothers and sisters in great need.
Outreach Ministries: Many of the ministries we support are represented by a liaison who will be wearing a large
their organization so that you may ask them
about the important work of their ministries. We can become knowledgeable about them on the Beneficiaries page on this site.
Get ready to have fun: This is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship, for the whole parish to come
together to put
on the event, and for newcomers to
in and meet people. It involves a large number of volunteers who have a great time working together to do the work He has given us to do.
We go all out decorating the venue and ourselves
according to our theme. As the Force leads you, come dressed for the Rebellion (good guys) or the Empire (bad guys) or come as the wonderful creature you are. Light sabers will have to be checked at the door.
Invite your friends and
neighbors to join us. We have extra invitations.
Here's the launch plan: Everything will proceed as we have foreseen.
Silent Auction, Raffles, Buffet
Wall of Wine, Fund-A-Need
No Host Mos Eisley Cantina (Aliens and Droids welcome!)
THINGS TO KNOW:
Sign Up: Check out the rolling FOTH bulletin board after Sunday services. There will be sign-up sheets
jobs and to donate items for the
silent auction. You can also register and donate at our FOTH
website via www.SaintTimothysDanville.org.
Auction & Raffle Donation ideas: Your donations are what make this night a success. If you need help
with ideas, just talk to the folks at the table
by the FOTH board or ask Susan Cyr, our Auction
Chair. Help our
silent auction by soliciting or donating gift certificates from restaurants.
Blue auction donation forms - These have display ideas and important deadlines on the back.
All donations must be accompanied by this form
so we can have a full description for the catalog.
Auction solicitation letters - Please take some with you to your favorite restaurants if you would like to ask
them to donate dinners.
We welcome donations of all sorts: game tickets, special outings, wine, vacations homes, handmade items,
services, restaurant dinners, dinners given by parishioners, original art, and we encourage any new ideas.
Please, no rummage.
We are also asking for support from all ministries at St. Timothy’s with
gift cards to
restaurants or services in lieu of gift baskets.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
March 26 to May 14 - Sign up to volunteer and sign up your donations on the bulletin board or on the website.
May 9 - $50 Early Bird pricing ends. On May 10th it is $55.
May 9 - Last day to sign up donations for inclusion in the auction catalog. Use the force to help us keep our sanity by not waiting until the last minute.
MAY 10 - Decorations Work Party at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Sign up at the FOTH Bulletin Board
May 14 to 18 - Bring in your donations to Grace House Library
May 19 - Bring donation items to Youth Center by noon.
May 19 & 20 - Event set-up starts at 9:30. Lunch is provided! Friday is a full day so we'll take you for as
as you can give. On Saturday,
you home by 1:30 so you can transform into your favorite Star Wars character for the party at 4:00.
May 20th - Clean Up Help Needed - All good Jedi Warriors are needed to help bring a new world order at the end of the night. The crew has been working for days and we are out of fuel. The Parish Hall has to be ready for coffee hour the next day.
May 21 - Sunday Morning after - We also need fresh warriors to help. We will provide lunch. Even if you did not go to the event, you can contribute with your time and effort to help us clean up.
At warp speed the Silent Auction and raffles will be over by 6:15 p.m. (before dinner) so don't be late or you'll miss it.
4:00 Check in and register. Purchase raffle & beverage tickets
Silent Auction and raffles begin! Start your bidding.
5:00 Greetings from the Galactic Force and Gratitude from our Universe
5:30 Raffles and Silent Auction tables will begin to close.
The auction will conclude at 6:15
6:15 Things you need to know
6:30 Transport yourself out to the patio and find a seat
Fund-A-Need for Outreach Ministries
Out of This World Dinner
Raffle for Reserved Parking Spot
9:00 The whole Battalion goes into action to bring the Parish Hall back to Earth
You should have received your invitation by now. If you need more to invite friends, they are at the Bulletin Board on Sundays or in the church office.
Watch for FOTH news in the Sunday Bulletin, The Titus, the weekly 411 online newsletter, the monthly Tidings, and this website.
For event questions, contact:
Leslie Firth, firstname.lastname@example.org , 925.314.3044
Tania Hanson De Young, email@example.com , 925.876.0433
For questions on tickets or payments, contact:
Sally Potts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 925.785.9823
For auction or web questions, contact:
Susan Cyr, email@example.com , 925.552.0335
SAINT TIMOTHY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH! ...
THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE.