I announced Sunday that we would be returning to the York Fair this year (September 5th-14th). We will be giving away free Duncan Donuts Coffee and actionchurch Balloons again. We have reserved a spot for the tent across from the Beer Garden and the 105.7 the X tent…yep that’s pretty much the perfect spot for actionchurch! We will be “open for business” from 4pm to 10:30ish on weekdays (we close when the crowds clear out like the other vendors around us) and 2pm-10:30ish on Saturdays. Last year we had a fantastic time meeting people from the York area (York fair attendance is over 600,000/yr), serving them great coffee, and telling them about our “church for people who don’t like church”.
What can you do to help? I’m glad you asked… We need people to help set up and tear down the actionchurch booth, people to help make coffee, blow up balloons, hang out and meet people. We need people to wear there “actionchurch colors” (we have t-shirts available for the event) and answer fair goers most common question after “Is this coffee really free?”…which is…”Do you guys really have church at Fat Daddy’s Nightclub?”
We also need generous people to sponsor the event… Purchase 1000 actionchurch balloons for $125.00… purchase a great cup of coffee for a fair goer for .25…how about 100 cups for $25…. or 1000 cups for $250.?…Sponsor our (tent spot) rental at the Fair for $800?
So why do we do it? Why do spend the money…spend the time? Why do we give away stuff to people who may of may not come to church? (Michele actually makes a point to deliver coffee each night to the workers in the games that travel with the fair.) We do it because the York Fair is the single greatest opportunity to meet York County folks face to face…to “shock them” with the idea that there is a church who actually wants to serve them a free cup of coffee instead of bombarding them with a religious message…to offer them (not accost them) with an actionchurch invite card if they are interested. Best of all -to tell those who ask that there is a church where they would absolutely be accepted and welcomed…no matter who they are or what they have done!
Please do not miss this opportunity to be part of actionchurch at York Fair! This is an “all play” event and every one of us can be a part of the action!