Greater Danbury’s premier event to unite the community in our mission to end domestic violence and raise much needed funds to support our programs.” There are about a thousand people who attend this event from dozens of different organizations in the Greater Danbury area.”
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October 6th church service: Pastor Bill will hold one service at 10:30 am,
Because Jesse Lee Church is an event sponsor, registration fees are already covered. Optional fees include: • By Sunday, September 29th you may order a red team tee shirt to wear at the event. (or wear a previous year’s Jesse Lee Team tee shirt)• Make an additional donation of any amount for the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
We will have a special cover dish dinner and World Communion Sunday service at 5 pm in Martin Hall.
Invite your friends, your neighbors, the entire community! Let's share in communion with others.
On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve. Will you give generously on World Communion Sunday to make education and vocational impact possible for more students?
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” And because the people of The United Methodist Church believe that all of God’s children have been created and gifted to build the kingdom Jesus ushered in, we’re resourcing them to do just that. Because of your giving on World Communion Sunday, the most powerful tool to change the world is in more hands.
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October 4th and 5th
EXTRA, EXTRA, We’re excited and starting to gather items for the sale.
Whether you’re new to Jesse Lee or a seasoned sale patron, we tell everyone that every donated item has a purpose, either before, during, or after the sale. Here are a few of the many areas that continue to receive positive impact:
Environmental- every item donated including those we cannot sell (bags, boxes, and hangers) are recycled or repurposed. Towels go to ASP car washes and rags to the Town textile recycling bin (this helps earn money for all its recycling programs). T-shirts are picked up by school art teachers for smocks and projects. We share regional recycling information with interested customers.
Social- bags of leftover clothes are donated to Lee Allen who ships them to Appalachia and a soup kitchen in Bridgeport to help families there. Leftover shoes are picked up by an animal rescue that sells them by the pound to help fund its work. In the fall of 2016, approximately 15 coats were donated to a refugee family that Jesse Lee youth helped when they first moved to Town. We give coupons to Ridgefield social services to support very needy families living right here in Ridgefield; at least two are cashed at each sale. Jesse Lee’s Day School and Summer Bible School also receive donated items that help defray their project and “rainy day” costs.
Ministry- the Sale is, after all, a fellowship opportunity, particularly for a few church and non-church members. It’s another opportunity to bring nonmembers into our church. We tuck a postcard-sized schedule of worship services in every bag at check out. We talk all during the sale to anyone that will listen about Jesse Lee and our faith.