Mission Gift Festival Makes a Difference
Since 2003, Community UMC in Elm Grove, Wisconsin has offered a Mission Gift Festival to help make a difference at Christmas. There were eight organizations represented at this alternative gift giving event on December 7, including Imagine No Malaria and a variety of local and national missions organizations. Each of the eight groups offered four items “for sale” ranging in price from $5 to $150. Donors could either “buy” specific items for the organizations or just give a general gift to that organization. Donations were accepted through December 23, and $1,465 was raised for Imagine No Malaria through the festival! In total, $14,930 was raised for all eight mission initiatives; click here to see the full list of organizations represented. Congratulations to Community UMC on a unique and successful event!