Finally, I’m A Church Volunteer

I have mentioned  in my blog before on how I have long wanted to volunteer for our church, even when I first arrived here in the U.S. more than 7 years ago. In fact, I even signed up for mailing-letters but never gotten around to doing it because I didn’t know how to drive then and thought half a mile from the nearest train station was too far (this was before I’ve gotten into running).

When I did learn how to drive, I was already busy with a job. Then came Evan. I needn’t say more.

But now I am not working and there’s big load of difference between tending to an infant and almost 5 year old. Still I was reluctant to join the church choir because of practice sessions on Wednesday nights and before church.

However I found the solution by volunteering my skills as a graphic designer to our Church’s annual big fundraiser night (dinner/dance/music/silent auction at a historical and luxury hotel). My first project was to make ten 11″x17″ category signs for the silent auction tables. The theme was Oscars, so I used iconic movie images as an art and patterned the graphics after the red and black line art that was already used in the posters and invitation cards.

When I submitted 3 designs to the art director she thought they were beautiful but was concerned about finishing them on time with the event being on the last weekend of February. Told her I was giving myself the deadline of finishing another 5 categories by Friday which I did PLUS one. Now I am working on the last piece which should be done today and then will be ready for more assignments.

Feels great when we finally get to do what we have planned on doing. Who knows, I might even get around to singing in the choir too.

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5 Responses to Finally, I’m A Church Volunteer

  1. Loraine says:

    good for you! i need to do that. i don’t have a church right now. but i decided to join our local Filipino-American Association. Maybe I could be of use to the society throught them…

  2. MC says:

    Wonderful! This is one way of sharing your God-given talents to everyone.

    Hey, my church is doing the same thing. We are having a big fundraiser this summer and I was tasked to do the posters, pamphlets, etc etc. And I am no graphic designer. Help!!!!!!

  3. geri says:

    Loraine, that’s also something I need to do, join a fil-am association. That should be interesting and we could always use some networking.

    MC, do you know what theme you are having for this fundraiser? It’ll be easier when you know what it is – and fun too =) Just heard I need to revise two designs, which is fine with me since we still have time and it always makes me nervous when there are no revisions hehehe

  4. MC says:

    Yeah, we are having a CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA :)

  5. geri says:

    MC, I did this in a hurry and borrowed the template from Mac’s Pages. You are welcome to it =)
    http://www.thoughtsontransitions.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/chocolateposter.jpg

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