Registration is underway for the Green Bay mobile pack for Feed My Starving Children! The pack will take place October 3-6 at Green Bay Community Church. Don't worry if you have not yet signed up - there are still plenty of time slots available. Just go to our church's web page, click on the link and it will take you to the registration site, which includes detailed instructions to make the registration process easy.
There will be two fund-raising opportunities in the next few weeks. The first is a community-wide event on Saturday, September 10 ~ a 5K Run/Walk. This will be a timed event for those serious runners among us, but anyone is welcome to either run or walk at any pace! Registration can be done through the Green Bay Community Church website at www.gbcc.me or on site the day of the race. The registration fee is $30; start time is 8:00 am. The race begins and finishes at Green Bay Community Church.
The second upcoming fundraiser is "Talents and Treasures Silent Auction" in our church, benefiting FMSC. The auction will begin on September 18 (the same day as the casserole cook-off) and close the following Sunday, September 25. Items for the auction need to be at church by Saturday, September 17. We had a really good response to this last year (and it was fun!) so we want to see if it can be even bigger and better this year! You will be hearing more about this, but it's not too early to be thinking of a talent or treasure you would like to offer for the auction.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit organization based in Minnesota, working to provide nutritious meals to starving children in 70+ countries worldwide. It has been our privilege over the last four years to participate in God's mission of feeding the hungry through FMSC, working with a group of eleven Green Bay churches. We are grateful for all of the churches partnering with us. Green Bay Community Church has been very gracious in hosting the mobile pack each year. We feed the hungry locally through our food pantry; FMSC has given us the opportunity to extend ourselves beyond our own community. Our goal this year is to pack one-half million - 500,000 - meals! This is a huge undertaking but with God's blessing we will meet the challenge, and we will save lives!
In addition to the 5K Run/Walk and the Silent Auction, giving to FMSC can be done any time through our coin collection box in the narthex or via online giving! One of the verses FMSC quotes in its literature is Proverbs 22:9, "A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor." This is an opportunity for us to be generous~ let's do it!