Successful Tree/Bake Sale

Selling trees for the Youth Mission Trip at Garden City Community Church.
Selling trees for the Youth Mission Trip at Garden City Community Church.

The Garden City Community Church's 27th Annual Christmas Tree/ Bake Sale took place in December. Buyers from all over came to buy the perfect live Christmas tree, delicious bakery goodies and items from vendors. The vendors were: Jan Raskopf Peterson with Tastefully Simple; Helaine Katz who sold Tupperware and Tricia Kosiczky with Origami Owl Jewelry.


The hit band, Brass Confusion with Bob Townsend, Bill Volz, Rick Herbst, Tim Martens, Packy Bunn and Dave Butler played festive Christmas carols.


The Tree Sale proceeds went to the Youth Mission Trip with Next Step Ministries this coming summer. 42 youth and adults will be travelling to Lexington, South Carolina through the mission organization, Next Step Ministries. They will assist many families struggling with poverty, physical limitations and deteriorating homes. 

The funds from the Bake Sale were donated to the Commack-based Marty Lyons Foundation. After a series of personal events that altered his life, football star, Marty Lyons established this foundation with the encouragement of family and friends, including another former New York Jet, Ken Schroy, who is a member of the Garden City Community Church. the MLF is a not-for-profit which grants wishes to children aged three to 17 who have been diagnosed as having terminal or life-threatening illnesses. What makes the foundation unique is that it will consider granting a second wish to a deserving child. For more information, please visit www.martylyonsfoundation.org or call 631.543.9474.

"We feel it is necessary to raise funds for the Mission Trip, and at the same time, provide a service for a local project as well,"  said Rev. Lynn Sullivan, Associate Minister.  "Marty Lyons Foundation helps children and families in our area dealing with a life-threatening illness daily, and to let them know they are not alone, is important to us."


The Garden City Community Church is located at the corner of Stewart Avenue and Whitehall Boulevard. It is an “Open & Affirming” congregation of the United Church of Christ (Protestant), so no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey all are welcome. Please call 746-1700 e-mail ChurchOffice@GardenCityCommunityChurch.org or go to www.GardenCityCommunityChurch.org for more information.


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