Ingathering set for November 1

October 21, 2014

by Ranee and Gaylen Goettsch*

The 35th Thanksgiving Ingathering celebration will be Saturday, November 1.

Come celebrate with us at the following sites:

  • Western Iowa Technical Convention Center, Cherokee
  • First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls
  • Asbury United Methodist Church, Webster City
  • Greenfield United Methodist Church, Greenfield
  • Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant

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Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Coffee and rolls will be available. Mission presentations, programs/worship services, bake sales, bazaars, and silent quilt auctions are part of the morning schedule. Enjoy lunch followed by the live quilt and woodcraft auctions. Proceeds from the bake sales/bazaars and auctions will be distributed throughout Iowa to participating food pantries.

Support these projects as well:  UMCOR Depot, Iowa-Nigeria Partnership, Church World Service, Self-Help International, Heifer International, and P.E.T. They all address the hunger problems locally and around the world.

Also available are Youth Retreats/Events at the five sites to offer our youth an opportunity to be an important part of this mission. Be sure to thank them as they help with unloading, sorting, boxing, and loading the trucks with kits.

Come celebrate the abundance God has blessed us with in sharing with those in need! If you have never attended an Ingathering before, we encourage you to come check it out! You will be blessed!

If you have questions, please email

*Ranee & Gaylen Goettsch, Iowa Thanksgiving Ingathering Coordinators/Co-Chairs and Ingathering Task Force