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Category Archives: Fundraising

2013 Friends of the Ward Church Days coming in August.

2012 Friends of the Ward Church Days at the Union Congregational Church in Ward
Memories of 2012’s event

The Third Annual Friends of the Ward Church Days FUN-raiser is coming August 16 and 17. There will be an art opening on Friday night, and activities all day Saturday, including food, a silent auction, music, children’s activities and more.

This treasured historic building, dating to 1894 and memorialized by a Georgia O’Keefe painting is the heart and soul of Ward, offering space for classes, community events as well as religious activities.  The funds raised go to the maintenance of the building and special projects. With the money from 2012, we are replacing the front doors and painting the outside trim, among other projects.

Every year we create a poster with the artwork of a local Boulder County artist depicting the spirit of the Historic Ward Church, its activities, and/or the surrounding Indian Peaks area . This year we’re having a contest. Click here for the Call for EntriesHere are the last 2 years’ posters:    

Painting by Carol Jenkins
Painting by Ruth Wilson


Baxter St. Fire Fund

On Sunday, March 4th, 2012, a house on Baxter Street in Ward, CO was completely destroyed by fire due to an apparent propane leak and subsequent fire. The residence is a total loss. Three adults and two children (boys) ages 7 and 9 have been impacted by this event. Thankfully there were no serious injuries.

In response we (Ward Citizens) have created a fund through the Union Congregational Church of Ward to ease the loss/burden for those affected. The monies collected will be used to purchase/replace:

  • Clothing
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Furniture

Because storage for actual donated items is a problem with no immediate remedy, the people affected are requesting that no actual items be donated at this time. Because of this it would be easier to establish a monetary fund that the victims can draw from as they are able to replace and utilize their property.

Donations can be made to:

Union Congregation Church of Ward
Baxter Street Fire Fund
P.O. Box 304
Ward, CO 80481

Please make checks payable to UCC of Ward, with a notation to direct funds to the Baxter Street Fire Fund.

Thank you in advance for your tax deductable donation. Tax information will be given upon request.

We live in a proud and wonderful community that helps its own in time of need!

Friends of the Ward Church Days

Put July 22-24, 2011 on your calendar – The Union Congregational Church of Ward is throwing a party to raise money. Please help be a part of the planning.

If you see an activity below that you’d like to help coordinate, please call Becky (3333) or use the contact form

Friday, July 22, 2011, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Local Arts and Crafts Exhibit Opening

(Kayanne, Becky, Patti, Cheryl)
Wine and cheese reception

Saturday, July 23, 2011, 11:00am-5:00PM

Daytime Activities

Music/Poetry Open Mike (Becky, Kayanne)
Local Arts and Crafts Exhibit (On display from the night before)
Historical Exhibit (Joanne, Patti)
Living Pictures (Christina, Kayanne)
Bake sale and Pie Contest (Christina)
Silent Auction (Becky, Mare)
Face Painting (Christina)
Children’s “Paint and Poetry on the Porch” (Need someone to get this going)
Chile/BBQ Cook-off (Lloyd, Becky)
Beer/Wine/Sodas  (Need someone to get this going)

Saturday, July 23, 2011, 7:00pm-11:00pm

Evening Activities

Dance (if we can find a good band…) (Becky, Lloyd)

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 11:00am

Congregational church service with Bruce Mackensie
Pot luck to follow at Morgan Ranch (George and Jo Lewis)


Advertising (Karelle, Cheryl)
Set up (Cheryl, Christina)
Parking (need someone to get this going)
Security (need someone to get this going)
Clean up (Cheryl, Christina)
Sound (Blair)