Artistic ministry to support local women and children

The event usually sees up to 100 people each year. 

The First United Methodist Church of Fort Payne will be hosting its fifth annual Paint and Praise for a Purpose.

The event will be Thursday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Fort Payne.

The fundraising event is open to the community. Katie Kramer, event organizer, said the United Methodist Women urge people to bring their friends, mother and daughter and come out to paint and praise.

“We usually have anywhere from 80 to 100 people each time,” Katie Kramer said.

Kramer said the proceeds from the event are used to help support children and women ministries throughout DeKalb County.

Each year the UMW raise money and decide where to use that money for that year.

“Fifty percent goes to different parts of our church, whether it be the youth, or the children’s ministry, or scholarships for our seniors graduating from high school this year,” Kramer said. “The other 50 percent goes towards our community events, such as Backpack Buddies, where we fill backpacks full of enough food for ten days for children during spring break.”

Kramer said, like the Backpack Buddies ministry, the Paint and Praise for a Purpose event is also for a good cause.

“We encourage people to come out and support this great night, and you get to go home with a great piece of art,” Kramer said.

Tickets for the Paint and Praise for a Purpose are $25 and will include food, supplies and class instruction for a personal painted art to take home.

Kramer said the women of FUMC sponsor the event and there will be bake sale items available for purchase.

Tickets are available for purchase at the church office. You can also purchase tickets by calling 256-845-1141.

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