Pledge To Create A Facebook Birthday Fundraiser Benefiting Pikes Peak MCC in 2022
Julia Wedemeyer is looking for 24 people or thereabouts who want to do a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for our church on your birthday month. She has set up a poll on the Pikes Peak MCC Group Facebook page and if you would like to do this please vote for the month that your birthday is in (her goal is at least two people per month or more) as well post in the comment section the date of your birthday. She will compile a list and get back in touch with folks who may have questions on how to set this up. She is also willing to help people who do not have a Facebook account to set one up specifically for this purpose.
This past April, she set a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook with a $200.00 goal, and she had to keep increasing her goal amount because so many family and friends were impressed by the mission and ministry of our church they were giving abundantly to her fundraiser. She was able to raise $1,521.00 for our church’s general fund. She thinks if we were able to have at least two people each month this would provide a financial stream to our church that is so greatly needed and appreciated right now and in the new year.
Thanks for your careful consideration of this new way to provide a financial stream of abundance for our church. If you have any questions, have trouble accessing our Facebook page to complete the process of signing up, and/or need assistance in setting up a Facebook account, please call or text Julia at (719) 205-0359. (If you text her, please include your name in the text.)
To Be Securing Items for Our Next PPMCC Fundraiser
For all of you who have assisted our PPMCC fundraisers in the past like our Bring It Bash or Online Auction, we need your assistance once again. It is time to start thinking of items, services, etc., that you may want to create, make a personal gift certificate, or have an existing business provide a donated item or gift certificate/card for our next fundraising efforts.
Richard Owens and I took a class at a sign making studio in Colorado Springs, and we made two inspirational wall signs that we are going to donate for the next PPMCC fundraiser (see picture below — us at the studio with our finished projects). We want to encourage others in our congregation to plan projects individually as well as get a friend, family member or a group of congregation members to make items as well. It always helps to have others for inspiration and to know what people are interested in bidding on for a gift for themselves or someone else in their life.
I would like to get a list together of larger ticket items that you know you or your family may be spending money on this year to see if we would be able to have some of those items donated. This approach to securing donations will allow you to be able to get the item/s that you need as well as abundantly support the church in its ministry. Popular items donated in the past have been:
vacation stays at resorts
repair person services
homemade meals with our Pastor
a set of tires
food and restaurant gift cards
Dungeons and Dragons lessons from a Dungeon Master
haircuts and coloring packages
haircare product gift baskets
…just to name a few. Please be creative in developing your lists as possible; we may not be aware of something you are interested in.
You can text me your list of items at (719) 205-0359. Please include your name and any helpful information in the text such as item name, item number, color, place/s it is available, date you want to have it in your possession, and anything else that might be helpful. Once I compile a list of all suggested items, it will allow people working to secure donations for our fundraising efforts to know that the items we request a donation for we will have people interested in bidding on.
Thank you so much for all your help with this endeavor! We know it will make for a wonderfully successful fundraiser for PPMCC in this New Year.
My best to you always, Julia Wedemeyer, M.A. Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church Vice-Moderator & Congregational Care Team Ministry Lead
February of 2023 will mark 50 golden years of Olivia. Let’s celebrate together with a group from PPMCC to travel together for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Olivia is planning the biggest celebration for their Golden L Anniversary. Not only does the L represent the Roman numeral for 50, but it also represents so much of what Olivia stands for: from lesbian to liberation to love!
Olivia will be staying close to home with a voyage in the Caribbean from February 19 – 26, 2023, featuring wonderful beach stops in Turks and Caicos, St Thomas / St John’s, San Juan, Puerto Rico and our own private island Half Moon Bay, Bahamas. While onboard The Holland America ms. Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship, we will be dazzled by the very best of entertainers, comedians, and speakers. We will have parties and special events – plus lots of surprises to make this the most extraordinary, historic and unforgettable journey for everyone on board!
Do you remember where you were when you first heard about Olivia, took your first trip, or listened to your first record? And felt what it was like to be truly free as a lesbian or bisexual woman? Imagine what it would feel like as we step onboard this extraordinary cruise, knowing we are a part of something we all created together over the past 50 years – our history rooted in a time when women took control of their own lives. Whatever trials you have gone through, whatever triumphs you have made, this is a time we can all celebrate as one. Whether you are just discovering Olivia for the first time or found them in 1973, let’s celebrate the company and our lives together on Olivia’s Golden L Anniversary Cruise!
If you book now before November 1, 2021, you will save $500.00 per person off the early bird price and get a free 10-month payment plan. The first payment will be 10% of your total cost for the trip and 10% of the remaining balance for the next 10 months. This special payment option makes it very affordable for most women. Maybe you’re wondering what that price will include…. It will include accommodations for 8 days / 7 nights onboard, all meals including room service, gratuities, Olivia’s special 50th Anniversary entertainment and signature programming, and personalized Olivia staff assistance throughout your entire vacation.
This is the biggest entertainment lineup for an Olivia trip yet! Enjoy performances by the legendary Cris Williamson, original Olivia recording artist Linda Tillery, Therese Trull, Barbara Higbie, Mary Watkins, June Millington, Deidre McCalla, Diane Davidson, Lucy Blue Tremblay, Tret Fure; comedians Karen Williams, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Elvira Kurt, Lisa Koch, Roxanna Ward, Vicky Shaw, Diane Goldberg; music by Sweet Bay J’ai, Julie Wolf, Zoe Lewis, Alyson Palmer, Kofy Brown, Kate Cash; and dance parties with DJ Rockaway, DJ Christie James, and DJ Citizen Jane. Plus, special guests Irene Young, Colonel Grethe Cammermeyer, and Dr. Bonnie Morris. Olivia Travel Co-Founder Rachel Wahba. And, Olivia records founding members Judy Dlugacz, Jenna Woodul, Ginny Berson, and Kate Winter. More surprises will be announced as time gets closer to the trip.
I am organizing this travel opportunity for our church. Please call or text me, Julia Wedemeyer, at: (719) 205-0359 if you have any questions or want to discuss anything further about this trip. We will be putting together a roommate list for those traveling solo who don’t want the expense of paying for two tickets to have their own room.
Let’s make some magic happen together,
Julia Wedemeyer Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church Congregational Care Team Lead