The "Integrated" Circuit Wins for "Imagine No Malaria"
August 27, 2014
The "Integrated" Circuit's July 20th fundraiser with the San Jose Giants was a winner in more ways than one. Church members brought family and friends. The church youth groups turned out in good numbers. Early arrivers received clever, insulated lunch bags made to look like Giants shirts, with snacks inside. Good Samaritan UMC’s choral group, “Expressway,” sang the national anthem, and their pastor, Dale Weatherspoon, galloped on an inflated horse for one of the between-innings games. Daniel Pense, member of Willow Glen UMC, threw out the first ball. Los Gatos UMC staffed an information table and distributed flyers. The “Imagine No Malaria” story was told in several short loud speaker announcements, and was displayed on the electronic screen. The names of all eight churches in "Integrated" Circuit were announced, as well. Not only that, but the San Jose Giants won the game, 8 to 2, with an exciting home run included! Special thanks to the churches outside the Circuit in Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Aptos, and Sacramento who read the e-mail announcements, bought San Jose Giants tickets, and showed up to cheer. San Jose's "Integrated" Circuit includes Almaden Hills, Campbell, Cambrian Park, New Creation, Willow Glen, Evergreen, Los Gatos, and Good Samaritan United Methodist churches, and together they raised $8,711 for the cause.
See fundraiser photos HERE.