Harvest Festival 2017

Harvest Festival Sunday, 12 November 2017

Our congregation hosts a Harvest Festival every autumn—an auction where all proceeds are given away to one or more humanitarian or development projects selected by the church. The auction items are supplied by…you! Members of the congregation offer a variety of “things” to sell: dinners in their homes, guided hikes, music or cooking lessons, crafts or items…. Start thinking now about what you can offer, and mark your calendar: the festival will take place next Sunday 12 November following worship.

Before we get to the auction, we will share a simple lunch in the sanctuary. Please bring finger-food to share: those whose family names begin with the letter A to M, please bring savory food, and those from N to Z, please bring sweets or fruit.

  • Harvest Festival Introduction(Audio)
  • This Year’s Harvest Festival Projects

    All proceeds from this year’s Festival will be given to two wonderful projects:

    Care for Orphans in Gambella, Ethiopia:

    At the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, many children in the Gambella region of Ethiopia became orphans. Young girls and boys became caretakers of their siblings, forcing them to drop out of school. The Abobo Bethel Congregation is helping to break this cycle, caring for orphans whose parents died from HIV/AIDS by providing education and financial support to families who have taken in one or more children.

    Listen to the first presentation from Sunday 5th November:

  • First sharing project(Audio)

    Earthquake Relief in Morelos, Mexico:

    After the earthquake of 19 September in Mexico, more than four thousand inhabitants of Tlaquiltenango, Morelos lost their houses. The United Methodist congregation in the town is providing food, medical care, furniture, and other support to families as they struggle to rebuild their lives and community.

    Listen to the second presentation from Sunday 5th November:

  • Second sharing project(Audio)

    Join in this year’s Festival to support these important projects:
    offer something for the auction, and come ready to bid generously!