Sunday, October 20, 2013

Yep, we're still here!

Coming of off a very successful school-supply campaign through which every student at Satanta Elementary School was given a kit complete with all the supplies needed for the school year, the 21st Time has shifted its efforts to Christmas giving. The class’s annual Christmas Angel campaign will begin this year at the Satanta United Methodist Women’s fall bazaar on Friday, November 8th. At the bazaar (and in the narthex after that) church and community members will be encouraged to pick up an ornament bearing the name of an underprivileged Satanta child. For children in grades 5-12, the 21st Time has purchased long-sleeve Satanta t-shirts from the SHS freshmen class at a cost of $20 each. That means that 39 of these ornaments will bear the words “t-shirt” donation. All other ornaments will be for children 4th grade and under and will include the child’s gender and age. Checks for t-shirts can be made out to the 21st Time—SUMC; all other gifts can be dropped off at the church by Sunday, December 15. Please place your gift in gift bag topped with tissue paper and paperclip the ornament representing the child for whom it is intended onto the front of the bag. In conjunction with this project, the 21st Time class will be selling Christmas candies (including homemade peanut brittle) and other goodies in the narthex on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. These funds will be used to help defray the cost of the Christmas Angel campaign. Please help us share the joy of Christmas with a child in need.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


It's been some time since our last post here, but it's certainly not because we've been slacking!

Having successfully completed our school campaign, which gave a free school-supply kit to every student in grades PK-6 at our elementary school, we tackled another issue: band instruments. In order to keep four junior high students in band, we rounded up three clarinets and two trumpets along with cash donations for their repair. An oboe may also make its home at USD 507 depending on the level of repairs it needs. We hope to work with the Satanta Lions Club to ensure that all our 5th and 6th graders in band have access to school-owned instruments. Plus, we've already initiated project Christmas Angel by purchasing 39 long-sleeved Satanta t-shirts (for kids in grades 5-12) from the Satanta freshmen class, and we've renewed our church's membership to the Satanta Booster Club. We are also working to ensure that our youth program gets off to a great start by hosting a kick-off event with food and games in the park. We will set-up for this event at 5:00 on Wednesday, 9/11.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

School Supply Campaing Funding Update

21st Time Account Balance (as of 8/8/13)  . . . in case you were wondering

Current 21st Time Account Balance: 3,223.47
Pending Deposit: +1,275.00
Balance after Pending Deposit: 4,498.47
Cookie Pledges (not yet collected): +200.00
Balance with Cookie Pledges Included: 4698.47

School Supply Invoice: -3,593.68

Difference: 1,104.79
This, of course, does not reflect the costs of baking the monster cookies.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

School-Supply Monster Cookies

The 21st Time is currently accepting donations of $20 (or more) to help defray the cost of the school supply kits that are being given to EVERY student at Satanta Elementary School. The deadline for donation is August 9 with a baking day set on August 10. Pick-up will be available on August 11 before and after church services at the Satanta United Methodist Church; deliveries will be made on August 12. Donations can be made at the time of pick-up or delivery or can be mailed to Ryan Burrows, PO Box 74, Satanta, KS 67870.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

School Supply Project Expansion

The Satanta United Methodist Church’s 21st Time class is proud to announce an expansion of its school-supply project for 2013-2014. For the next school year, every student in Satanta Elementary School will receive complimentary supplies courtesy of the Satanta United Methodist Church and a number of sponsoring organizing who have signed on to make this possible. These organizations include the Satanta Lions Club; the Satanta Parent-Teacher Organization (FOKS); Centera Bank, Satanta, and its employees; the Satanta High School Kayettes, and the Satanta High School FCCLA organization. Please take the time to thank these organizations for the work they do in our community. 

This project represents an expansion of an original project initiated by the Satanta United Methodist Church in 2012 when the church’s 21st Time class launched school-supply project for USD 507 students in grades PK-6 aimed at providing low- or no-cost school supply kits for students attending Satanta Elementary. Virtually every student at the elementary participated in this project, and the feedback from parents and teachers was so positive that the 21st Time decided to expand this project to cover all students.

The 21st Time will begin fundraising to generate the remaining funds needed to cover the cost of these supplies, which average $15 per student, beginning with a June 8, 2013, garage sale at the Satanta Community Building. Please consider setting items aside for this sale in support of this project. Pick-up of items the week prior to the sale will again be available this year. Contact Ryan Burrows for information on the upcoming garage sale and/or the newly expanded school-supply campaign.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt 2013

The snow complicated things for us a bit, but we pressed forward with the hunt anyway. By 3:00 p.m. most of the park was clear, and the sun was out. The consensus was that our decision to cancel our indoor activities--Resurrection eggs, games, snacks, and photos with the Easter Bunny--was a good one in light of the mess that could have been created inside the building. Shirley McDonald and the Outreach Committee saved the items that they purchased for these indoor activities, and we'll plan to do them next year.

Other things that we plan to do again next year include the following:

  • Ordering eggs from Net Eggs. The 2,000 we ordered seemed to be a good number. The Chamber covered the cost of these eggs, which was $240. 
  •  Having the Easter Bunny make an appearance is always a hit, but we might be able to make less complicated by having the Chamber purchase a bunny costume. 
  • The multiple smaller prizes (we did four per age division) worked better than one grand prize. Ryan plans to do shopping for prizes for next year the day after Easter this year. 
  • Getting quarters from Centera works well.
Here are some ideas for next year:

  • Purchase an air horn to signal the start of the hunt.
  • Purchase golden eggs for all prizes.
  • Limit prizes to one per child.