Dear members of Zion,
Our seventh annual brat feed is now in the books! After seven years, our brat feed is an established service in our community. Many of our neighbors in Mitchell know us as, “The church that does the brat feed.” I think this event is a great opportunity to serve our neighbors and familiarize them with our church.
I want to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped this year. We had nearly fifty volunteers helping to set-up, serve, clean-up, or walk in the parade! Many hands make light work, and you all demonstrated that by pitching in and helping to serve our community. I was thrilled to see so many of you take initiative and start helping wherever you could, even if you hadn’t signed up beforehand.
I’d also like to thank everyone who made a donation towards the brat feed. If you didn’t know, the meal is funded entirely by donations from YOU, our members. Without your generosity, this project would not have been possible.
As per usual, July 15 was an exceptionally hot and humid day. However, over 600 people still braved the heat to join us for lunch. This is a little fewer than last year, but still a large crowd for us. Among those who came out were over twenty volunteers from Mitchell Area Safe House and Mitchell’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)! The free will offering that we collected will go to support the important work of these organizations.
Our bratwurst feed is one of my favorite events of the year. I was thrilled to see so many of you stepping up to volunteer and to serve alongside other organizations in Mitchell. Of course, in addition to volunteers, an event of this size needs leadership. This year I decided to coordinate so that I could learn firsthand what is involved in making the brat feed happen. However, after much prayer I have decided that I can better serve this event in a different role next year.
With that in mind, I’d like to ask you to consider helping to lead the 2018 brat feed. Our coordinators from 2016 graciously left me extensive notes that made planning the event much easier. It even included a timeline of when to have each step completed. I have also kept notes on everything we did this year, as well as some suggestions for improvements based on what we learned this year. With these notes, the job is mainly just a little phone work and a desire to help. If you think you could serve in this capacity, please give the office a call.
If making calls is not your gift, please consider helping to oversee the set-up, serving, and clean-up. We’d like to have a couple of leaders that can attend a couple of committee meetings to know the ins and outs of the plan, and simply execute the plan the day of the brat feed. All this would take is a little initiative and a willingness to serve. Give the office a call if you think you could help.
Thank you again for all of your help!