To the editor:
First United Methodist members accomplish so much with the semiannual rummage/bake sale: financial support for missions, sharing with other organizations and having fun as a congregation. All proceeds are used to support our national and international missionaries at Red Bird Mission, Kentucky, and at Africa University, Zimbabwe, Africa.
The ripple effect of the sale is amazing because not only do we raise money for our missions, the donated items also benefit many other people. We shared clothing and household goods with five other churches and eleven organizations, including: Boy Scout Troop No. 9, D/SAOC, YWCA, Bridges (United Way), Webster County Health Department, Almost Home animal shelter, Village General Store, Fort Dodge Public Library, Goodwill Industries, "Women at the Well" (Mitchellville Women's Prison), and the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
The spring church rummage sale would not be a success without the help and support of many people. Thank you to:
The Messenger who helped promote the sale with ads, articles, the community calendar, and "Go and Do" listing,
the many people who donated items, made delicious baked items, and the 63 church members who helped with the sale and
the people who support our missions by purchasing items.
See you in the fall for our next sale.