Business Executives with the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce held the Annual Business and Career EXPO on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. This is the 5th year that Chapel Hill UMC has been invited to have a table where we can showcase many of the activities that we hold in the community, as well as at the church.
We get an opportunity to showcase Chapel Hill UMC with an online website presentation and deliver baskets of food from our Community Garden with aromas that draw people to our table so we can engage attendees in conversation. At the conclusion of the EXPO, we deliver the food we have showcased to the Metrocrest Food Bank, as well as promote our Labyrinth for guests to take a prayer walk outside the church. In addition, we offer a Prayer Box to accept Prayer Requests from attendees who request prayer, and have the opportunity to showcase our involvement with the many other organizations in our community.
As you know, Chapel Hill UMC has always been ACTIVE in the Metroplex communities and elsewhere. This year, Kandy Burdette, Nancy Hartman and Sherry Vineyard gathered veggies and herbs and flowers in baskets which were enjoyed by everyone at the event. Nancy and Sherry created the veggie baskets and set up the table to draw attendees to hear about Chapel Hill UMC’s work and contributions in the community, as well as to invite people to come and attend services, both indoors and outdoors with us. This is a great way to exercise “old-time Evangelism.” Anyone active here at Chapel Hill UMC that remembers the rural community churches with box lunches that were auctioned to the highest bidder? This is a variation on the theme. Box lunches were served for our lunch.
The Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce is a wonderful place to share events about Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and the community love that exists on our hallowed grounds. What a blessing to share information and events about CHUMC with our community!
Sherry Vineyard, Adult Ministry