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Others Ways You Can Help With Aki Matsuri

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Donate Items or Gift Baskets for our Aki Matsuri Silent Auction!

Church members, friends, and businesses each year donate SILENT AUCTION ITEMS to our Aki Matsuri which contributes so much to the success of our fundraising which, this year, goes to the establishment of our Garden & Play area this year.

Valued Sports collectibles, art, jewelry, tech gadgets, gift certificates to stores, restaurants, and hair salons, kitchen appliances, outdoor equipment, camping gear, beach home and mountain cabin rentals, toys, and more make for a great variety of Silent Auction items! Contact Kelli Mar‐ tines at: if you have any item or basket you wish to donate! Thank you for your consideration!

“Hands of Grace” Craft Workshops

The “Hands of Grace’ craft workshops consists of many dedicated volunteers led by Mona Otomori and Yumi Haraguchi who gather throughout much of the year to create and con‐ struct beautiful handcrafted items and even preserved or pickled food items for sale at our annual Aki Matsuri and Christmas Boutique. Those are some really fun church ladies and they have a lot of laughs while they work beside one another and enjoy great conversation and fellowship at the same time. Crafty men can join as well!

As we approach the home stretch toward the day of our Aki Matsuri, you still have some opportunities to join the fun! The additional Hands of Grace Workshop Dates are:

•. Sun September 15 ‐ All Church pre‐Aki Matsuri Activity Day

• Tues September 17 ‐ Takuan‐Making (pickled daikon) •. Sat September 28 ‐ Project Completions

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Seeking ‘White Elephant’ Donations for Aki Treasures

New and gently used household goods for Aki Treasures may be dropped off at the Church Office Monday through Friday from 9:30am‐4:30pm. Fall (aki) is the perfect time to clean out cupboards and donate new and gently used items. It’s a win‐win!

Thank you for your generous and thoughtful donations that support Aki Matsuri missions. For information contact Mary Horio at:

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