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Besides musical chairs, what free party games can I play wiht kids at a church benefit?

Question by frjk: Besides musical chairs, what free party games can I play wiht kids at a church benefit?
I have make the other person laugh, but I need others that are free. I made some little games like ring toss, but I do not have anymore money to make games. What can I have them do for free? Simon Sez? Red Light/Green Light? Etc.

Best answer:

Answer by Jasmine N
Pictionary but with your own words made up.

Pintas cost money but I bet they would love that.

Marco polo, except on the carpet (no water).

Freeze tag.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Church to host car show to benefit cancer sufferer

Church to host car show to benefit cancer sufferer
There will be a car show, yard and bake sale Saturday at Hilltop Christian Fellowship on 12624 Trinity Church Drive.
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CROP Walk raises ,667 to fight hunger here and abroad
Hard work by many paid off once again this year for Kewanee Area Church Fellowship CROP Hunger Walk church teams, who brought in $ 7,667 for their 31st annual walk. This will mean that starving and destitute persons around the world benefit from over $ 5,750, and the local food pantries will divide up close to  $ 1,917. Sponsors were Good’s Furniture, Guthrie Auction of Annawan, Rux Funeral Home …
Read more on Kewanee Star Courier

Mormon church reiterates its stance on marriage in response to petition from gay rights group
The LDS Church reiterated its position on marriage and sexual activity outside of marriage as well as its love and concern…
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VOENA Children’s Choir to Perform Benefit Concert for The Heifer Project at Community Congregational Church in Benicia

Benicia, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2007

VOENA presents the “Voices of Many Lands” tour, celebrating the joyous songs of spring where favorites such as “You Raise Me Up” and “Prayer of The Children” are originally performed in a splash of color. This is a rare opportunity to see this well-known children’s choir in the intimate setting of Community Congregational Church. Concert proceeds will benefit The Heifer Project.

Presented in a style the director Annabelle Marie calls, “physical singing,” VOENA returns to Benicia after an astounding year that took them from the World Expo in Japan — where they dazzled international audiences — to their magical performance at the 2005 Pageant of Peace at the White House. VOENA, representing up to 35 cultures, with 100+ voices ranging in age from 6 to 18, achieves rich and inventive a cappella vocal arrangements by using multiple percussion instruments, dance and theatrical elements. VOENA will take you on a magical journey celebrating the many cultures around the world and recognizing that the true spirit of unity is understood in any language.

While the VOENA story is remarkable enough — the talent, passion and vision of Founder and Director Annabelle Marie is truly extraordinary. In 1994, a friend suggested that she involve her two children in a concert she was preparing at Cal State Hayward. Inspired by the suggestion, she decided to “involve a lot of kids.” She advertised a free children’s concert and held auditions at area schools and throughout the city. The event was successful and parents were so enthusiastic, that Annabelle agreed to continue the choir, which has grown steadily — a testament to her dedication, the quality of the music, and the ongoing commitment of the children and parents.

VOENA is now 110 children strong with members ranging from the age of 6 through 18. This multi-ethnic choir performs a cappella vocal arrangements using multiple percussion instruments, dance and theatrical elements. Their musical repertoire includes folk music from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America. The children sing classical, pop and sacred songs in more that 20 languages representing the ethnicities of the choir including Swahili, Japanese, Russian, Navajo, Hebrew, Mexican, Armenian, Persian, Irish, African-American, Vietnamese, German, Spanish, French, Hawaiian, Chinese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Filipino, Tamil, Australian, Colombian, Venezuelan, Portuguese, East Indian, Native American, Swiss and Malay.

Most of the children join VOENA without an previous choir experience. There are no auditions; if the child has the desire to be in the choir, he or she is accepted. Annabelle Marie says that “Any child with the commitment and desire to sing can be in VOENA.” There are four divisions within the choir: preparatory, intermediate, concert and concert ensemble.

This choir has performed for the Pope, The President of the United States of America, toured through Europe and Japan and their debut of their Valentine’s Day Concert at The Majestic Theatre in Benicia sold out the historic 380-seat venue.

VOENA is a musical experience filled with Latin rhythms, melodies from the Orient, beats from the hood, and harmonies from everywhere. It’s a coming together of dissonances from far away lands and the celebration of new accords. It is VOENA — it is powerful, it is beautiful, it is the voice of virtue — it is the hope sought by all and sung by children.

About Heifer International:

Founded in 1944, Heifer International is a humanitarian assistance organization that works to end world hunger and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and “passing on the gift” Heifer has helped seven million families in more that 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant agrees to pass on the gift of animal offspring, training or skills to another family in need. For more information on Heifer International go to www.heifer.org.

This concert is sponsored by the Social Outreach Committee at Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ and is made possible by the generous donations of VOENA and Red Dragonfly Productions. Concert proceeds will be donated to The Heifer Project.

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ present

2006/2007 Third Annual Artist Series

VOENA

“Voices of Many Lands”

A Benefit Concert for The Heifer Project

Saturday, May 19, 2007

7:30 pm

General Admission

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ

1305 West 2nd Street

Benicia, CA 94510

Tickets:

online at www.RedDragonflyProductions.com

Bookshop Benicia 856 Southampton Blvd Benicia, CA

Call 707.771.0140 for information

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Benefit concert to aid St. John’s choir program

Benefit concert to aid St. John’s choir program
St. John’s Episcopal Church music director Lenore Alford is organizing a benefit concert in the hopes of showing how the lives of Marin County children can be enriched through all phases of music.
Read more on Ross Valley Reporter

Greenville teen arrested for vandalizing church
GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) – We now the name of a teenager who police say ransacked a Greenville church earlier this month.
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West Volusia weekend calendar — Children’s Cane Pole Fishing Tournament Oct. 2
Friday, Oct. 1 Oktoberfest 4-10 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 359 W. New York Ave., DeLand. Carnival rides; silent auctions; food; entertainment. Free admission. Ride tickets: $ 1. Call 386-822-6000. Exhibition Tour and Discussion 6-7 p.m. at the Florida Museum for Women Artists, 100 N. Woodlan …
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Annapalooza: A Summer Bash to Benefit Neuroblastoma


Bartlett, IL (PRWEB) July 9, 2009

The Annapalooza music festival will feature an exciting line-up of bands, games for all ages, food, raffles and good summer fun. Admission is free; however, activities and raffle items will require ticket purchases. No outside food or drinks will be permitted.

“I’m very excited about this event and am so appreciative of the support I’ve received from my church, family, friends and business sponsors to make it happen,” said Anna. “We have a great line-up of bands and a lot of terrific games and activities planned. We will also provide numerous opportunities for people to donate money to this important cause.”

The current Annapalooza schedule of entertainment includes:

3:00 pm     Bruce Swift and Friends

4:30 pm     Heavier Things www.heavierthings.net (John Mayer Tribute Band)

6:00 pm     The Preamble www.myspace.com/wearethepreamble

7:30 pm     Reilly www.reillytheband.com

Annapalooza promises to be a great event for the entire family with a variety of activities and carnival games, including goldfish toss, face painting and a “moon bounce” for children. There will also be great auction items, like iPods, Cubs and White Sox tickets and autographed jerseys and sports equipment available for bid throughout the event. Bring a blanket, friends and family, and plan to spend the entire day making a difference in the lives of children fighting neuroblastoma.

O’Connor was diagnosed with neuroblastoma upon entering her senior year of high school. The initial treatments of high dose chemotherapy proved ineffective against the cancer and she had to turn to experimental drug therapies to keep her alive. Considered a neuroblastoma Warrior, O’Connor has pioneered a number of neuroblastoma treatments that without private funding would not be available. Although currently stable, O’Connor has exhausted her treatment options and is now pursuing other cancer treatments in hopes of maintaining her quality of life and sustaining her “Anna’s Hope” mission.

Neuroblastoma is a solid tumor cancer that arises in immature nerve cells and most often strikes infants and toddlers. It is the most common cancer affecting infants, with an incidence rate of almost double that of leukemia. Its cause is unknown. Currently, for every dollar received through grants and private donations for pediatric cancer, less than one percent goes toward funding Neuroblastoma research grants, awards and fellowships.

For more information about Annapalooza, to become an event sponsor or simply make a donation to help Anna’s Hope, please visit www.annashope.com.

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Benefit concert to aid St. John’s choir program

Benefit concert to aid St. John’s choir program
St. John’s Episcopal Church music director Lenore Alford is organizing a benefit concert in the hopes of showing how the lives of Marin County children can be enriched through all phases of music.
Read more on Ross Valley Reporter

St. Paul’s to welcome first woman ‘clergy-in-charge’
In the 153-year history of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kan., there was never a woman clergy-in-charge. This will change on Jan. 8, 2011. Rev. Dixie Roberts Junk will take over at the church next January. She was chosen by Diocese of Kansas Bishop Dean Wolfe and introduced to the church last week. A native of Hutchinson, Kan., she graduated from Hutchinson Community College …
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Episcopal Church asks Pa. bishop to step down
Church leaders are asking for the resignation of an Episcopal bishop in Pennsylvania accused of covering up sexual abuse by his brother decades ago.
Read more on WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

Benefit concert to aid St. John’s choir program

Benefit concert to aid St. John’s choir program
St. John’s Episcopal Church music director Lenore Alford is organizing a benefit concert in the hopes of showing how the lives of Marin County children can be enriched through all phases of music.
Read more on Ross Valley Reporter

Society for New Music opens season Sunday in chapel at SU
The Society for New Music’s 39th season is titled Forging the Future. Six programs are filled with world premieres as well as second and third performances.
Read more on Rome Sentinel

Church pavilion to be dedicated
SUMNER — An outdoor pavilion, built by members of the East Sumner Congregational Church along with friends and neighbors, will be dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Read more on The Lewiston Sun Journal