Biennial Cabaret

Saint John’s is joining forces with Give Us Wings for a night of fabulous fun, food, friendship and fund-raising. We will continue our commitments to Kayoro village and to the upcoming pilgrimage of the youth mission trip. You are invited to attend, bring friends, donate to the silent and live auctions, and perform in the cabaret.  This is our opportunity to inter-generationally play together, support important work both inside and outside our building walls, and deepen relationships.
When: Saturday, October 25, 7:00–10:00 pm. Auction and appetizers at 7:00, cabaret at 8:00, and live auction throughout the evening.
Where: St. John’s  Gymnasium
Who:  ages 12 – 112
Why: Raise funds and awareness for Saint John’s youth pilgrimage and Kayoro Clinic
Special Features:  silent auction, live auction, fabulous talent show, and great food, plus a special emcee—WCCO’s John Hines!
Get your tickets on Sunday mornings at the Sunday Forum or the coffee hour after the 10am service, or stop by the office during the week. The tickets are free, but their value is priceless! (A free-will donation at the Cabaret is appreciated.) There is a prize for the person who brings the most guests to the Cabaret, so get some extra tickets for your friends and neighbors.
It’s going to be a great night, but we can’t put it on without your help:
Call for Performers: We’re seeking performances of all kinds: instrumental, vocal, family fashion shows, book reviews, poetry readings, impersonations, Top Ten Lists (e.g. “Top Ten Reasons to Join the Choir”), and more. Each act is open to everyone 12 and over and limited to 5 minutes in length. Performers will work with Joan Potter in advance; there is a tech rehearsal on October 24 and a dress rehearsal in the afternoon before the cabaret. Submit  your idea to Joan Potter by Friday, October 10 at [email protected]
Call for Auction Donations: Ideas include: bottles of wine, gift cards; art, jewelry, and craft items; electronics and tools; personal services (e.g. skiing lessons or babysitting); sports equipment; dinner parties; theme baskets; massages, pedicures, and manicures; airline tickets and donated miles; a weekend at the cabin; wine or beer tasting evening; hotel overnight stay. Please bring your treasures to the church office by Friday, October 17.
Call for Volunteers:  We need people to help with:
Food: order food  serve food, manage volunteers helping with food
Set up: October 24, 5-9pm, come when you can during that time to set up tables, chairs, auction, stage
Clean up – Saturday, October 25 – stay to take down tables, chairs, auction, stage, etc. and clean up
Live auction help: spotters to watch for bidders
Welcome/hospitality volunteers at the door night of event
Auction: volunteers to help set up auction tables; arrange, decorate, etc.
Auction check out teams – group of 3 to round up items after they’re paid for, group of 3 to help guest check out/pay for items
Write thank you notes to donors
Donations of paper bags and boxes for auction items sold
Calling tree volunteers
Signage/poster creation for marketing
Valet service for guests
Contact Jean Hansen at [email protected] to volunteer.
Save the date! We’ll see you and your friends there!
What is the Cabaret raising funds for?
St. John’s Clinic, Kayoro Uganda
In 2008, St. John the Evangelist embarked on a relationship with the people of Kayoro, Uganda through a partnership with Give Us Wings. Through our relationship with the people of Kayoro, we have come to know and cherish them. We learned about their lack of access to clean water, their need for quality medical care and their desire for basic nutritional and medical information.
In the past, generous donations from St. John’s have funded installation of solar panels, a borehole for clean water, radio advertising to raise awareness about the clinic, a doctor to visit the clinic monthly, and immunization camps and educational seminars. Members of St. John’s have further strengthened our relationship when they have traveled to Kayoro to offer their friendship, training, and sponsorships.
This year, Kayoro Clinic will use the funds to improve and expand their pre and post-natal care services to keep moms and babies healthy and happy.
Youth Ministry Pilgrimage – Journey to Adulthood
Journey to Adulthood is a holistic curriculum that tries to deal with what is real for young people. During their 10th grade year, the youth begin the work of knowing themselves and how they relate to society and to God. At the end of the year, we acknowledge them as young adults, rather than children, and invite them to make a holy pilgrimage. The pilgrimage is not a sightseeing expedition, nor a mission trip or a service opportunity. It is a time set aside to seek Christ and to find Christ both in the world and within themselves.
Raising funds through the Cabaret is vital and will ensure that all youth at St. John’s have an equal opportunity to go on pilgrimage.

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