Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale
MCPHERSON, Kan. — Thursday evening, May 25, the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale (KMRS) held its Annual Meeting at First Mennonite Church of McPherson.
This year’s theme was “Walking with Jesus…. spreading the love of God around the World”. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of $610,000 to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Central States Office.
MCC is a global, not-for-profit organization representing 15 Mennonite, Brethren in Christ, and Amish bodies in North America focused on responding to humanitarian crises through direct relief, development, and peacebuilding activities.
For the past 54 years, each April, the various Mennonite and Anabaptist churches in Kansas have come together to hold a Relief Sale to support the work of MCC. This event continues to be the 2nd largest event held on the State Fair Grounds in Hutchinson, with an estimated two-day attendance of 20,000. The event includes multiple auctions, including a Quilt Auction, General Auction, Silent Auction, and many other booths and food options.
KMRS Board Chair Jim Robb commented, “The Sale was a success in many ways. Of course, we are thrilled with the generosity that will help support the critical work of MCC worldwide. We also recognize the gift of community and the value of so many churches and volunteers coming together to support a cause bigger than ourselves.”
Next year’s Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale will be on April 12 and 13 at the Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. To learn more about the work of MCC and how the money will be utilized go to https://mcc.org.
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