If you had never been to Church of the Rock’s annual Missions PIE AUCTION before last weekend, you were definitely in for a surprise!
Not only was everyone dressed up in their best “western” duds and singing country tunes, but there was a buzz of activity all over the church with tables of pies and cakes, people of all ages excitedly milling around, and the auctioneer and announcer shouting out the play-by-play at full speed.
Our total raised over the March 19-20 weekend was $106,000! Pie Sales alone brought in $95,000, and donations are still coming in.
Main Stage Auction: $70,225
Silent Auction: $10,000
Buy-it-Now (whole pies for $70 each): $12,300 (and still selling!)
Pie-by-the-Slice (slice with ice cream for $10 each): $2,955
On both Saturday evening and Sunday there was a great increase in the number of pies and cakes donated compared to last year, and the desserts sold for record prices (the top buy was a beautiful Vinertarta that went for $4,000).
But WHY spend so much on PIE?
Because we want to give – joyfully and extravagantly – so that people around the world can encounter the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ and His gift of salvation. The projects our Pie Auction supports are all in the “10/40 Window,” taking the Gospel to people who have not yet heard.
THANK YOU to our FANTASTIC volunteers and to everyone who created and donated their dessert masterpieces, and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased pie and donated towards the overall project of Missions in the 10/40 Window!
It was a wonderful weekend in every way, and it is not too late to participate. We can still give over the next several weeks to this project by marking “10/40 Window” on the online donation or offering envelope.
(I also hear there’s a few $70 pies left for sale tonight at SATURDAY LIVE@5:25, so I hope you come early enough to get one!)
P.S. Here are a few shots of the wonderful desserts that came in, just to keep you inspired for next year!