Community Life and Fundraising Events

Here’s what the Community Life Team and the Fund-Raising Team are planning for the remainder of 2023. All activities will take place in the Parish House unless otherwise noted.
Be sure to mark your calendar to plan to participate in some – or all! – of these events.


Wednesday September 20 – – Introduction to Diamond Painting 3-5 pm.
Cost for materials: $5.00. Teacher: Peggy Mooers. Class size: please no more than ten. There is a sign up sheet in the church.

You have seen the kits in Wal-Mart and Michaels and wondered what diamond painting was all about. In this class we will complete a small snowflake hanging ornament as an introduction to this craft.

Diamond Painting involves adhering small beads to a sticky back to create a picture, or decorate an object. The numbers on the project are small, so if you need anything that will help magnify your work, please bring it. I expect the lesson to take less than two hours and you will have a cute hanging fob to take home. Additionally, I will bring examples of larger diamond painting projects and recommend a supplier.


Saturday, November 4 – Annual Fall Basket Social.

Changes from past Basket Socials:

  • Doors will open at 1:00 pm browsing and refreshments (cookies, coffee, tea).
  • Basket drawing will begin at 2:00 pm.
  • We will hold our door prize tickets until the end. Those who have not won a basket will be eligible for a door prize.

Wednesday, October 18 Mexican Bingo from 3-5 pm
Please bring your own beverage and a snack to share.

Wednesday, November 15 – Thanksgiving Potluck from 5-7 pm
Please bring your own place setting (plate, cup or glass, & utensils) and a dish to share. 

Saturday, December 2

  • Cookie Walk & Craft Fair – doors open at 10:00 am
    Crafters: Please start making crafts to contribute to the Craft Fair Fundraiser tables.
  • Lunch Stop for the Lake Helen Home Tour – 11:30 - 4:30
    A variety of soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be available for purchase.


Sunday, December 3 – Lake Helen Home Tour, Noon – 4:30
In addition to offering lunch for purchase, our newly renovated historic church will be open for those participating in the tour. W
e will need some volunteers to assist as guides for any church visitors or tours. Volunteers are asked to wear their church t-shirts or better yet dress in historical garb.


Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30-8:00 pm
We will join Lake Helen Pride on the Butler Express.

Join Lake Helen Pride for a ride on Butler Express Christmas Train for a ride around Lake Helen experiencing the magic of Christmas Lights and cheerful company for the holiday season! This is a RARE opportunity to ride Butler Express without waiting in line!

And an opportunity to support a great local cause because a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Outside the Gates Food Pantry.

Tickets are $15 and non-refundable but they are transferrable.
There is limited seating so tickets are available for advanced purchase through the link below at Eventbirght. Tickets will be available for sale at the time of event but there is not guarantee for availability.
Pride on the Butler Express Tickets, Wed, Dec 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite


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