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THE CRAB FEST IS COMING!

February 21st 2015 Stop by the table during fellowship hour to purchase tickets, sign up to volunteer or drop off auction prizes. We need items for our Crab Fest auction! There are many ways you can help. Can you offer a special service or experience -- childcare, pet sitting, face painting, themed dinner, tickets to a museum, show or sporting event? Are you a baker, artist or craftsperson? We would love to have a donation of your homemade items. Do you have a timeshare or vacation home you can donate a 3-night or a week’s stay? Did you receive a gift card that you won’t use? Please consider donating to your church. Last year our auction brought in $2,600 with 58 items for bid. We doubled our 2013 results! The more funds we raise, the more we can do for our community and the world.

Questions? Contact Janine Payton at info@campbellunited.org.

Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk with TLC

TLC-Trekking to Lunch in Campbell, a group that started in November, 2010. Every Friday, walkers meet at the track at the Campbell Community Center. Some come at 10:45, and others join a little later. At 11:45, we go to lunch at Aqui on Campbell Avenue. All are welcome to walk with us. For more information, contact Dave or Susan Sargent at info@campbellunited.org.

A Fresher Way to Grocery Shop

You spend a big portion of your monthly budget on groceries for your family. Did you know there’s a way to make all that money work for you? By using SCRIP to pay for your regular grocery purchases, you can earn funds for CUMC every time you shop. We have gift cards for Safeway, Lucky/SaveMart, Raley’s/Nob Hill, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target and Walmart. Imagine if 10 people were using Scrip to pay for their groceries! How about 20, 30, 100 or more?

Shoes for Sierra Leone

During the month of January, shoes will be collected to send to Sierra Leone. The country was ravaged by rebel wars and many of the people are impoverished. Two of the primary schools (one in Kayimer UMC in the Eastern Province and one in Mongerey in the Southern Province) need shoes for children whose parents are not able to afford to buy shoes for their children to wear to school and church. We are asking that you donate new or gently-used shoes for children between the ages of 5 and 14, and are hoping to get 300 pairs – 150 pairs for each school. The shoes will be shipped in barrels at a cost of $150 per barrel, and hopefully 5-7 barrels can be shipped at the end of 2015. Pastor Daniel hopes to be in Sierra Leone to attend their Annual Conference, at which time he will make sure that the shoes which have been shipped previously have been distributed to the appropriate schools.

Building Hope - Mission Trip to Mexico

Willow Glen UMC, Almaden Hills UMC, and Cambrian Park UMC are joining with Amor Ministries for an 8-day mission trip to Mexico. The group will build two-room houses for impoverished, working families. Accomodations will be rustic – volunteers will sleep in tents and wash in a bucket of water. This trip can change your life as you get to know the people of Mexico and share a week of their lives. The cost of the mission trip ($725 for adults, $425 for children under 10) covers all mission expenses including transportation, lodging, food, and the cost of building materials. A deposit of $225/adult and $125/child is due by March 15th, 2015. Information meetings will be held in January and February: January 25th Almaden Hills UMC, 11:30 a.m. January 25th Cambrian Park UMC, 11:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. February 1st Willow Glen UMC, 12:15 p.m. See photos from the previous trips, find out more about the mission trip including the daily schedule and building plan. Discuss trip safety and finances. Ask all of your questions and have them answered by folks who have taken the trip before. For more information contact Pastor Susan Smith (susan@wgumc.org) or Lisa Jacobs (lisa3cyouth@gmail.com).