DBC Building Fund
As restrictions are lifted, activities at DBC/DMC are slowly and cautiously starting up again. Online activities will continue for some time yet, but we are happy to be able to welcome people in person once again!
The church building
We met in it every Sunday and throughout the week for services and many other activities, but unfortunately DBC's church building was coming to the end of its useful life; it was also, praise God, getting too small! The time was ripe for the Building Project. In order to raise funds for the new building we will be organising many events over the next few years, and we'd love you to join us!
So far there have been two extremely enjoyable Murder Mystery Nights, a Beetle Drive, three Quiz Nights, a Popcorn & Candyfloss Party, an Art & Craft Fair, a successful 100-Days-Without-Chocolate challenge, a sponsored walk/run/ride/pram-push around Draycote Water, two Hardanger embroidery workshops, a Jukebox concert, a Remembrance event, two curry evenings, an Arabic food event, a Cream Tea, Shisha embroidery workshops, Christmas Craft Fairs, a Previously Loved Sale, freestyle embroidery workshops, Christmas embroidery workshops, a Chaplain's cruise with tea & cake, Virtual Reality games, goldwork embroidery, a seed share, a Dutch baking workshop and a Covid-secure Online Musical Entertainment.
- NEW DATE: Friday 6th May 2021, 8pm – Promise Auction, Dunchurch Village Hall
Meals, theatre tickets, a dinghy taster session, piano lessons, limited edition prints, a ride in a vintage car, origami roses, an embroidery class – the lots on offer are so varied there wil be something for everyone!
You can view some of the lots on offer on the Promise Auction page.
- DBC Marketplace
What can you offer? What do you need? Examples could be cream teas, a curry meal, basic DIY, gardening, sewing or mending etc. Send your request, offer, or reply to a request or offer to the – suggest a price beforehand or agree one later and give all or a percentage to the Building Fund.
Important note: fundraising is great, but optional! Asking for and offering help freely is a central part of our fellowship; the Marketplace option is there for people to use when it feels like the right thing to do.
- R1 – Chris needs a boot load taken to the tip (£15)
- O1 – Ilke will bake a fresh loaf (c.800g) for £3 (£1 for the flour, £2 for the building fund). White, wholemeal or mixed (e.g with rye or buckwheat).
- O2 – Natasha will do simple mending by hand for a few pounds (to be agreed per request).
- O3 – Sue G will make a bespoke patchwork cushion reflecting your style and colours (donation to be agreed per request).
- O4 – Sue G will collect clothes and other items for Syrian Refugees and the Cancer Research charity shop.
- Find out about your family tree, £25 minimum donation
Jill has had an Ancestry account for many years, and would like to use it to generate some money for the Building Fund. It can be both intriguing and addictive! If anyone would like her to delve into their family tree, please contact her to discuss.
- Money for Nothing
There have been several time-limited initiatives over the past months, but the following can be used indefinitely if you ever shop online!
- DBC has registered with Easy Fundraising – you can sign up at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dunchbaptch/. It costs you nothing but every time you shop, we receive a small donation to say 'thank you'. Retailers include Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, eBay, Booking.com, Boden, M&S and many more. This video shows how it works.
- We've also registered with Amazon Smile – Go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk, register, choose Dunchurch Baptist Church Building Fund as your charity and each time you shop with them we'll get a donation!
- Hand-crocheted toys/mascots, loveys/blankies and bags made to order, prices £3-£16
Animals, mermaids, security blankets, even fruit – there seem to be no boundaries to what Linda can crochet. Great gifts for babies and toddlers to cuddle, or as decorative items for those who have outgrown the toddler stage (but you can still cuddle them when no-one is looking.) Patterns by One & Two Company.
More information on Linda's Crafts Facebook page or contact by email.
- Home-made vanilla or chocolate fudge, £2 a bag (8 pieces)
Download the order form, send or give it to Martin & Ruth, and before you know it you've got a perfect gift (but we quite understand if you want to keep some for yourself, too).
From time to time limited edition or seasonal goodies may be available, such as hand-made toffee or Easter eggs.
Alison bakes and decorates cakes to order. Please discuss your requirements with her so she can bake you the perfect cake!
- Brick stickers, suggested donation £1 each
Buy a sticker and sponsor a brick, then proudly display the sticker to tell others all about it!