Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pastor Appreciation Celebration

This year is our Pastor's 30th year at East Side Church of God.  Not many people can say they have had the same pastor for that long or the same pastor being at the same church for that long.  We love Bro. and Sis. Heard are trying to make this year extra special for them.  Sis. Heard gave us a goal of what she wanted to raise and get Bro. Heard for this year and divided us into three teams:  Team Smith, Team Jacobs, and Team Glenn.  Then we drew names for the members on each team.  We've really all worked together as one, so it's been great!  We've had sno cone fundraisers, puppy chow fundraisers, we are planning a food booth at the Fiddler Fest this weekend, we are having a fundraiser yard sale next weekend.  We also have a weenie roast/scavenger hunt planned and then a roast for Bro. Heard with special speakers.  And then on November 20, which is when our Pastor Appreciation Day is scheduled, we are presenting Bro. and Sis. Heard with gifts, a meal, and lots of fellowship!  We are also doing a 12 Weeks of Pastor Appreciation (kind of like the 12 days of Christmas).  I made up a Favorites questionnaire and asked Bro. and Sis. Heard to fill out their "faves".  Then this list was given to each church member to use to surprise them during the celebration.  Each week we are having a different them and people are bringing in goodies to go along with that week.  One week it was their fave candy bars, their fave drinks, their fave snacks, etc.  They have really enjoyed all their goodies so far and that makes me smile :)

Below are a few pictures from our sno cone and puppy chow fundraisers.  I've helped with both and LOVE making sno cones!

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