In case you're wondering how the 2013 Youth Mission trip is fairing in their fundraising efforts, they are getting there but have a ways to go. They've raised about $10,000 so far but still need about $6,000. There is an opportunity for you to help support their financial goal and it's coming up on Saturday, June 8th from 8:00AM - 10:00AM at the Brooklyn Center Applebee's (near the old Brookdale Mall).
Applebee's restaurant and their staff will host a pancake breakfast on behalf of the mission trip team. You can support simply by purchasing a $10 ticket and planning to attend (for each $10 ticket sold, $5 will go towards the mission trip). For tickets, see any one of the mission trip team members (Rev. Karen McKinney, Catrice Williams, James Barnett, JaWan Brown, Jessica Broaden, Obasi Lewis, Symone Kimbrough, Lydia Vickers, Destini Starr, Chanda Dennis, Charnelle Snetter, Latrice Jackson, Julian Jones and Mackenzie Jones)
And no, the kid's won't be cooking or serving your meal (and that's probably best). Applebee's staff will take care of all that. The menu is pancakes, eggs and bacon...the typical breakfast fare.
If you're not able to attend the breakfast, but still want to support the youth financially, please feel free to use online giving tool (there is a link on the church website at ( www.fellowshipmb.org ), or you can write a check to put in the offering plate on Sunday (just be sure to write "Mission Trip" in the memo line and/or on the outside of your envelope). If you want to support a specific youth, then feel free to give the check or cash directly to that individual. And as we have said repeatedly, we don't want you to forsake your tithe in giving a donation to the trip. We appreciate that anything you give is a sacrificial offering and we thank you in advance!
We love you and God bless you for your continued support of the FMBC Children & Youth Ministry.