silent auction at the town festival

July 12, 2006 | 5 Comments

pathways church silent auctionThis weekend, Pathways had a booth at the Mill Creek Town Festival. We knew this would be a great way to introduce Pathways to others in our community, but we also didn’t just want to have a booth that was all about us. We are passionate about the fact that our community and our world have to be better because Pathways exists, or we aren’t being true to our calling.

We decided to hold a silent auction to raise funds for both a local and a global cause with all of high bids being split evenly between them. Locally, we raised money for HopeLink, and globally, we raised money for WaterAid. We were able to raise $2942 to be split between these two worthy causes. A number of people from Pathways went above and beyond by donating items for the auction, manning the booth, and bidding up the prices! I think we made a great statement both to our church community and to our neighbors about who we are, and I was proud to be a part of it.

If you want to see some pictures, you can find a slideshow here.

  • Bro.. I love it! Thanks for setting a great example of moving beyond rhetoric into making a contribution. We’ve got a similar street fair kind of thing here in Mission Viejo as well, so this gives me some great ideas.

  • Erin

    I am also proud to be a part of this community. Oh, and our shirts rock the party! Thanks John.

  • Sorry I flaked on this one John. I’ll make it up to you. But I am a little disapointed in that you apparently didn’t actually preach the Gospel to anyone at the festival. What’s up with that?

  • Don’t worry, Zach. I walked around the festival with a “God Hates Sinners” sandwichboard and I am sure that I saw at least 14 people bowing their head when they saw me, which was an indication that they were asking for forgiveness of their sins and turning their lives over to Christ. All was not lost on something as meaningless as clean water for people who have none.

    Sarcasm drips here —>

  • Good stuff John and Dean!