Our new Spring Fling logo displays how we are moving forward (God IS on the Move at St. James UMC!) with this vital event in this upside-down world. Tim Messina, our creative worship leader in the CLMC, designed the logo. Here are Tim’s thoughts on his creative process:
Spring Fling has been a major part of the St. James community for 28 years. It has reached countless people and organizations in all of that time. In the past two years, Spring Fling has had to change, to be turned upside down even, and yet we have managed to keep it alive, and the spirit of this event remains the same. That is the concept of this logo. The ambigram design of our logo makes the letters initially look a bit strange, but this is done on purpose: an ambigram is a word or phrase that is written to look the same when turned upside down. So if you turn this logo upside down, just like the event has experienced recently, then you should be able to read it the same way.
The Spring Fling Committee has been meeting over the past few months to discuss how Spring Fling 2022 can continue to meet the needs of the community while building fellowship among the members of St. James UMC. Here are the three major ways Spring Fling is moving forward (in this upside down world):
Saturday, April 2 is Spring Fling Service Day
We now have ten captains leading St. James’ effort to serve ten organizations on April 2, Spring Fling Service Day. Click HERE to read about the organizations and the tasks we are performing on April 2, and to sign up. Here are the organizations and their leaders:
Building Hope, Lynne Garrison
CareNet Counseling East, Spencer Letchworth
Center for Family Violence Prevention (Safe House), Julie Daniel-Yount
Council on Aging, Theresa and Mark Sprague
Greenville Community Garden, Lauren and Justin Thorn
Habitat for Humanity, Tim Wallen
Hope of Glory, Anne and Frank Fisher
Joy Soup Kitchen, Diane and Aaron Sampson
Little Willie Center, Laura McNally and St. James UMC Youth
Third Street Academy, Devon and Matt Johnson
Spring Fling Fundraising Day is Saturday, April 30
Chicken Dinners–tickets going out next week to order $10 plates
Baked Goods–desserts plus frozen dinners, pickled goods in jars, and more
Children’s Ministry Laminated Place Mats–only $1.00!
Virtual Fundraiser–featuring the groups we served on April 2 and the groups that will receive Spring Fling grants in 2022.
Spring Fling Grants
Thanks to your generosity and the foresight of Spring Fling founders, the Spring Fling Endowment is enabling St. James to continue to support non-profit community organizations with grants. This year, Spring Fling will provide grants totaling $18,000.00 to several organizations. We hope the fundraising efforts on April 30 will “pay for” the grants so that the endowment will continue to grow.
How to Help
Please get involved in Spring Fling 2022. Here’s how:
Sign up to serve on Service Day on April 2
Donate the amount of money you would have spent at a “regular” Spring Fling to build the endowment, enabling us to continue to support community non-profits. To support Spring Fling in this manner, mail or drop off a check to Marianne. Please write “Spring Fling Donation” in the memo line.
Participate in the Fundraising Day on April 30
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