Monday, November 17, 2014

Mission Auction Thanks

Shaving Derek's beard
It’s been sixteen years since we began to auction off products and services after our Thanksgiving Sunday meal to help fund the churches missionary activities. Eleven years ago the event got too large to have after church so we made it a stand alone Saturday night event. Last Saturday night at our Community Mission Auction we raised over $36,000.

With those generous contributions we will have the privilege of giving all away to need meeting ministries and missions here in Hays, throughout our nation and to the ends of the earth all in the name of Jesus! All I can say is PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!

Today we give thanks first to God for being SO generous with us and then to the generosity of countless retailers who donated products and to the  dozens of church members who handmade presents, purchased gift cards, put together specialty baskets and offered up their services.

Thank you again to the Anderson, Campbell, Cunningham, Gerstner, Haines, Markley, Melvin, & Lane Connection Group who provided and prepared all of the delicious food we ate.

We thank our platform team of emcees Eagle Radio’s Scott Boomer, Mike Holiday  and auctioneer Ty Gillum.

Thanks go out to musicians Cameron Shoemaker, Derek Mayfield, Nathan Perdue and Dave Funk for entertaining us throughout the night.

Thanks to our tech team Nathan Unruh, Mike Nease, Cody Baker and Mathias Carter.

Big Thanks to C3’s Encounter College & Career and Celebrate Recovery groups for your selfless service setting up before and cleaning up afterward.

BIG THANK YOU’S to our Mission Auction Team Tammie Anderson,  Pam Brown ,Mike Crain,  Paula Haley, Mike & Cheryl Kruetzer, Roger & Traci Mettlen,  Julie Rider, Greg Schmidt, and Mission Auction Team administrator Ericka Pfeifer who have all been meeting, planning, contacting retailers and working on this Mission Auction since August. (If you want to be a part of this AWESOME team next year, let me know).

Thanks also the C3 Staff members who as always helped wherever it was needed on Auction night.

THE BIGGEST THANK YOU goes out to the all of the Celebration family who donated items, bought tickets, bid on and obtained products, purchased raffle tickets and participated in our Big Money Games all contributing to this abundantly blessed night. We raised over $1800 just on our SHAVE IT or SHAVE IT promotion. Derek Mayfield is the only one who shaved it.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to ALL who joined in to help fulfill Christ’s Great Commandment and Great Commission.

Your humbled pastor and partner in ministry and mission,


P.S. If for whatever reason you could not be at the auction and would like to contribute, you can send your donation to C3  5790 230th Ave Hays KS 67601 and memo it “Mission Auction”.

This Tuesday:

Celebrate Heath Presents: “Ask the Pediatrician” 6:30pm Celebration Café’  If you have little ones you are going to want to come to this. Child care is available. If you have any questions contact Amanda at

This Saturday:

WE will be collecting groceries this Saturday between 9am & 5pm If you have not yet signed up for an hour, contact

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