Simon’s Says ~ from Alan

Math was never one of my stronger suits in school, but here’s a problem for you all to solve:  when is 50% equal to a half (1/2), and when is it equal to a third (1/3)?  Think about that one for a few minutes.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our car wash two weeks ago - we raised more than $1600 toward our July Mission Trip to Volusia County in Florida.  Whether you washed, rinsed, donated baked goods, recruited your friends and neighbors, held up signs, brought every vehicle you own or simply did little more than leave your car in the lot during worship - it got washed - you made a difference, and your church appreciates it.  Combined with the revenue from May’s Chili Cook-off, we are well on our way of meeting our fund raising goal.

But we aren’t there yet, and that’s where the creative math comes in.  Some of our youth have set up a GoFundMe page to help reach our overall goal.  If you aren’t familiar with it, GoFundMe is an easy way to make an online contribution to our upcoming trip (the link is below).  We have set what we think is a reasonable online goal of $2000; after less than two weeks, we are nearly half-way there.  Since we set up the page, an anonymous donor has stepped forward and pledged to match every contribution by 50%. So if you contribute $20 to GoFundMe, your donation becomes $30; if you contribute $50, it becomes $75, and so on.  This means when you make your contribution, 50% equals half of what you donate, but that same 50% turns out to be one-third of your total contribution. 

So if you’d like to see a minor miracle where your donation increases by half, make your contribution here:

Thanks to all of you, thanks to our donor, and thanks to everyone who supports the mission and ministry of our United Church of Chester.




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