Valley residents are welcome to join the Carson Valley United Methodist Church at Helping Hands Thrift Shop for an open house Saturday to celebrate the store’s 10th anniversary.
Shoppers can enjoy store-wide sales and there will be surprises for children up to age 12. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. church and store members will provide free hot dogs and sodas for those who make a purchase or customers may buy a combo of a hot dog and soda for $1.
The church will also be collecting food for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet in the church parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
This will be the second annual Jim Jameson Memorial Food Drive. Jameson was a member of the church who, while confined to a wheelchair, collected over 500 pounds of food from his neighbors for the “Share Your Christmas Food Drive” in 2011. Jameson was a strong example of how anyone can make a difference to those who might be less fortunate, church members said.
Both of these events are a part of a greater purpose, church members said, as Carson Valley United Methodist Church members participate in a nationwide effort to “Change The World.”
The events encourage participants to take church out of the building and serve communities. The Methodist church is dedicating this weekend to accomplish several service-related ministries in and around Carson Valley.
The church’s worship theme on Sunday will be “Worship Through Service.”
Church members encourage Valley residents to serve the community in other ways, they said.
“In addition to the thrift shop open house and the food drive we hope that you might consider one of the following ways to serve our community,” church leaders said. “Make the community sparkle by helping a neighbor or friend with yard work or a project or pick up litter; nurture a smile by visiting someone you know that is home bound, and celebrate by attending a service.”
For more information, call 782-4600.