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February 16, 2019 ~ The 36th Annual Run for Relief is a family affair. The fun run/walk starts at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13th. Meet at Fresno Pacific University track field. Download your per-registration flyer here.


February 16, 2019 ~ Greetings in Jesus name!


We are writing to invite your church to participate in a special project to support our
brothers and sisters in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the past year, thousands of
people from the Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Churches in Congo have been
displaced due to violence. This project will provide emergency food and sanitation items to
830 internally displaced households affected by the conflict and food shortages. MCC is also
providing hygiene kits for 1,000 women and girls. Please read the attached flyer for more
detail.


The West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale selected this project for this year’s My Coins Count
Project. Between now and the Fresno Relief Sale (April 12 & 13) we encourage your church
to support the Congolese Church in various ways. First, educate your church, especially the
children, about the needs and regularly remember them in prayer. Two, encourage your
children to regularly bring their coins to support this project. Another flyer contains helpful
tips for promoting this project in your church. Third, seek out a matching donor in your
church that will match any funds raised from your church.


A generous donor pledged to match all funds raised at the Fresno Relief Sale up to $5,000! If
you find a match within your congregation, combined with the overall match, this will mean
that for every penny your children contribute, it will be multiplied 4X. Our hope is that these
matching funds will not only increase the impact of the project but also help foster
generosity in your congregation.


February 15, 2019 ~ View our new Sales Brochure for 2019.


February 14, 2019 ~ In preparation for the April 2019 West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale, come make Verenika with us. If you have never made Verenika we can show you how it is done. Begins at 8am with lunch provided. It's for a good cause, come join us. At Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church, 1362 L St, Reedley, California 93654.


January 16, 2019 -  Something new this year, WCMRS will be using QR Codes. Perhaps you are familiar with them, but if you’re not, here is a recap.

 

A QR code (quick response code) is a type of 2D bar code that is used to provide easy access to information through a smartphone. In this process, known as mobile tagging, the smartphone's owner points the phone at a QR code and opens a barcode reader app which works in conjunction with the phone's camera and is available for everyone. So when you are at the Sale this coming April, look for them and find out what they have to say.

 

QR scanner apps can be found at the App Store or a Google Play.

 

Here’s a YouTube video that will help explain how to use the qr code. [QR Codes] How to use QR Codes


January 14, 2019 - Have you ever been to any auction and the item you would like to bid on and take home, was a desk just to big? This coming sale a professional moving company will be helping us out. If your item is like big size desk, they will help get it to your home, free of charge. Nice deal isn’t?


November 12, 2018 - Some more donations to post, there are the following.

  1. Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour - 2 days in San Francisco
  2. Argo Sport Fishing out of San Francisco Bay
  3. Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions
  4. RocketBoat in San Francisco Bay

September 26, 2018 - We are starting to ask and get donations for our Sale in April. If you have something you can donate, contact us at info@westcoastmccsale.org and we'll get in touch. Below are some donations we are starting to receive already. 

  1. Merced River Rafting near Yosemite National Park
  2. Odventurecat Sailing Charters
  3. Bay City Bike ~ Rentals and Tour
  4. Yosemite Trails ~ Saddle & Sleigh Company

September 9, 2018 – For our Annual Meeting we met at the Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church. First we had dinner, verenika, sausage and salad with dessert. The Board is as follows:

 

Steve Goossen, Chair

Jamie Mack, Vice Chair

Darrell Unruh, Secretary#

Karen Wall, Treasurer

Lori Esau, Quilt Auction

Kevin Friesen, Auctions

Vern Willems, Outside Auction

Cheryl Friesen, The Vintage Store

Connie Koop, Special Activities#

Jerry Koop, Car Display & Auction

Rosalyn Malamma, Foods

Kevin Malamma, Music

Lacy Newkirk, Country Store#

Karen Peters, Food Supplies

Pat Unruh, Tagua / Fair Trade#

Chris Wall, Publicity

 

# - Elected to a 3 year term


Our Board meeting followed with Steve sharing how to fundraiser for the Sale. Read his sample letter here.


August 5, 2018 - The West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale Annual Meeting is coming up soon! It will take place on Sunday, September 9th at 4PM in the Reedley MB Church Social Hall. A light dinner will be served at no charge. All are encouraged to attend as there will be elections of officers and the opportunity to discuss various aspects of the West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale.


July 30, 2018 - The Board for the West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale announces a permanent change in the dates of the sale starting in 2019. The sale will be the second full weekend of April unless Easter falls on that date, if it does the sale would then be on the third weekend of April. So mark your calendars for the sale on April 12 and 13, 2019! See you then.

  • Why change the date? There have been several issues we have been having to cope with over the last few years. Two large events happening every year going on in Fresno and Clovis. The third event happens every 4 years when the National Youth Conference of the MB Church happens. It takes away our youth in the area as well as parents and board members who are important to the Sale. We are hoping with these changes to increase the crowd size and make the Sale more accessible to everyone.

July 30-Aug 3, 2018 - Take part in the West Coast MCC Bike Ride in Kellogg, Idaho.

June 18, 2018 - WCMRS launches new website. Take a look and enjoy our new site design.