Congregations are sought for Heifer fundraising




12 Baskets and a Goat, a new play by Ted & Co. in partnership with Heifer International and the Church of the Brethren

A release from Global Mission and Service and Ted & Co.

Recently the Church of the Brethren, Heifer International, and Ted & Co, a professional touring theater company, formed a partnership around a project to highlight and support the work of Heifer International. At the heart of this partnership is an event called “12 Baskets and a Goat,” a live theater show that includes an auction to raise funds for Heifer.

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“12 Baskets and a Goat” premiered in Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in November 2015, raising $15,000 for Heifer. This project invites people and congregations to participate in restoring worth, dignity, and economic security to sisters and brothers who live in poverty, and at the same time reminds those of us in the Church of the Brethren of our identity as people who serve in the name of Jesus Christ.

There are several ways congregations can participate in this project:

-- Host a show: Bring Ted & Co to your community. The cost of the event is $3,800 plus travel. We are helping to establish an underwriting fund to assist congregations with $1,000-$2,000 per show who otherwise could not afford to host.

-- Make a donation to the underwriting fund: The Church of the Brethren has designated $10,000 to this effort toward the partnership’s goal of raising $40,000. If 500 Church of the Brethren congregations across the US donated just $50 each, we could raise $25,000 together to give any church who needs it the chance to host a show.

Visit the Ted & Co. website to learn more about hosting a show, at www.tedandcompany.com . For any direct questions about booking a show, contact Valerie Serrels at Ted & Co at office@tedandcompany.com or 540-560-3973.

To make donations to the “12 Baskets” fund, please get in touch with Jay Wittmeyer at the Global Mission and Service Office at jwittmeyer@brethren.org .

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