Dear SUMC Friends,

The church needs your help! We are going to have a “Basket Auction” during our Christmas Bazaar to raise needed money for our church operating expenses. I know this article is early, but this gives you some time to plan and look for some bargains! We will remind you again in November!

We would love to have EVERY family in our church to participate by filling and donating a gift basket for this auction. We have several empty baskets in the basement craft storage room if you need one. Also, the container does not actually have to be a basket. For example, let’s say you are creating a basket for a baby. Why not use an infant bathtub and then fill it with related items? Or, let’s say your basket theme is “kitchen.” Use a large soup pot as your basket and then fill it with kitchen items. If you use Google to

search for “Gift basket ideas” you will find many creative and fun options.

Please fill out the “Basket Donation Information” sheet and bring it with your basket to the church on Sunday December 1, or Monday December 2 through Wednesday December 4, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The actual auction will be held on Friday December 6, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday December 7, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday December 8, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Thank you for participating! For questions contact Naomi Henderson: or 812-595-2430.