Thanksgiving Ingathering, November 6
We invite everyone in Iowa to come celebrate the 31st Thanksgiving Ingathering, Saturday, November 6th. Please choose a site nearest you! Cherokee, Webster City, Cedar Falls, Greenfield, and Mt. Pleasant. Doors open at 8:00am.
There will be crafts, woodcrafts, baked goods and handmade quilts to purchase. Worship services, special music, and speakers from Heifer International, Church World Service, Self-Help International, P.E.T., IA-Nigeria Partnership and UMCOR will be part of the morning schedule. The quilt and woodcraft auction will take place at each site. Lunch is provided!
If you are bringing boxes of kits, be sure they are dropped off by 10:00/10:30am. Thank the youth for all the work they will be contributing Saturday morning!
PLEASE DO NOT throw away the pink 2010 Thanksgiving Ingathering booklets. A supplement for 2011 will be sent out to add to the pink booklet for next year. We are attempting to save on postage, printing costs, and trees!!
ONLY what is brought Ingathering day will get credit for your church. Any kits that were assembled and sent to Haiti CAN NOT count Ingathering day, BUT credit towards your Rainbow Covenant will count!
The remittance form has a list of all kits requested for this year plus monetary support for the various projects. Any other items, such as canned foods, flood buckets, etc. not listed on the form is difficult to find a space on the trucks.
As always, we greatly appreciate your interest and passion for this mission. Without you, many many people all over the world would not have their needs met or feel the love of Christ that you provide for them. In Matthew 25:40 Jesus says it well, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
May you be a blessing to others by the blessings you receive from God. Hope to see you Saturday, November 6th!!!
In Christ's Service,
Ranee & Gaylen Goettsch
Ingathering Coordinators and the Task Force