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Higher Things - Youth Baking Auction Fundraiser 2016

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Higher Things - Youth Baking Auction Fundraiser 2016

Higher Things - Youth Baking Auction Fundraiser

Big thank you to Karen Wiome, Denise Gottfried and Mount Olive Youth (Nick Bage, Dylan Crawford, Mattea & Mikal Gerl, Jessica & Julianna Gottfried, Eden Manz, Ethan Sjoberg, Lynden, Jenna & Joshua Wiome) for cooking and running the fundraiser supper; to Darcy Gerl for pounding the pavement to collect together our non-baking auction items; to the Sjoberg family and Clancy's Meat Co. for supplying the sausages, beans and potatoes for our supper; and to our auctioneer Mr. Steve Turnquist. The auction raised $1,683 for youth to attend the Higher Things Bread of Life 2016 conference in Fort Collins Colorado (July 26-29) held on the campus of Colorado State University.

Dinner tickets and donations (after expenses) raises $2165.00 for a grand total of $3588.00 for the evening. Part of that total is a $500 matching grant from Faith Life Financial. Thank you to eveyone who provided baking! And lastly a really big thank you to the generosity and support of friends, family and members of Mount Olive Lutheran Church. (At the bottom of this page, after the pictures, is a video snippet of the auction - have a look!)

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Do you live in Canada? Are you Looking for more ways to help our Youth fundraise? How about Gift Cards? The Youth will be selling Gift Cards from a variety of retailers through a partnership with a Canadian Company (FundScrip). Gift Cards for your everyday needs such as groceries, gas, eating out, department stores. You buy a card from us at the church or go online to and enter the code 5EQ3Q7, use it to pay for your everyday needs or to give for a special occasion (birthday, Christmas) AND you SUPPORT THE YOUTH WHILE DOING SO.  For every gift card sold through us, we earn a rebate from the retailer. Thanks for your support!   


"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV)