and 18th, 2014 Nutcracker Sweets will celebrate its 33rd year - Friday and Saturday!
This show is a fund raising effort by
the Women's Guild with 25% of the profits going to a charitable
cause and the remaining funds being distributed within the
church through our now famous "Wish List" (icing on the cake as
The idea of having a juried
arts and crafts show in the Church in Aurora was spearheaded by our own
Toni Harris, its first chairperson.
We have been able to
donate about $3000 - $5000 each year to such worthy organizations as Safer
Futures, Habitat for Humanity, Miller Community House, HESS, Freedom
others over $100,000 in total. The balance of our Nutcracker
proceeds, over $300,000 has been allocated to various Church
Through these years over
$280,000 has been allocated to various committees - thus fulfilling all
or part of the submitted "wishes". The monies have purchased
a church van, a video projector, organ repair, tables and carts to hold
them, drapes for fellowship hall, office computers, pew cushions, front
lawn installation, kitchen refurbishment, powder room
refurbishment, library books, computer programs, Christian Ed programs, Promiseland programs, carpeting many times over, communion
plates, workcamp-----and the list goes on. You can see how each of us benefits in
one way or another from the monies raised through this project--truly an
effort by the entire body of the church.
33rd Annual Nutcracker Sweets – It’s time for everyone
to sign up and volunteer for the annual Nutcracker Sweets Craft Show.
This year the show will be two days,
Friday, Oct. 17th from 10:00 –
8:00 and Saturday, Oct. 18th from
10:00 - 4:00.
Our Nutcracker Sweets Show is a great opportunity
for Church fellowship and service. In mid October, Nutcracker
personnel will be in the Great Hall after each church
service with the sign-up sheets so be sure to sign up to help!! ... The
entire church benefits from the proceeds.
Volunteers are needed to help with "tear
down" (clearing out Church spaces to make room for the Crafters)
Weds. afternoon, Oct. 15th, 10 AM - 5 PM, Thursday Oct. 16th, 3 - 9
PM to help the Crafters arriving, and then again on Saturday
Oct. 18th, at 4 PM when the Crafters leave and we restore our
church to normalcy in time for our Sunday worship services.
Don't be shy....we need everyone's help and
we are quite sure you will have lots of fun in the process
because giving of your time is always rewarding. Help is
needed in many areas, baking pies and cakes, working in the
kitchen, serving meals to
the crafters, taking money at the gate, and selling raffle
Plan to do some of your
Christmas shopping at the show! For more information call Muriel
or Peter French at (330) 562-3352.