4:00 PM16:00

SRM 2018 Fall Fundraiser!

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Save the Date! The Sudan Rebirth Ministry’s (SRM) annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018, 4-6 pm, at the Gypsy Kitchen, 555 W. James Street, Lancaster (on the campus of Lancaster Theological Seminary).

FUMC enjoys a special relationship with Jacob Guot, one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” Jacob, with the support of many people at FUMC, started SRM to provide ministry and support to empower the people of South Sudan through faith, health and education.

The fundraiser in September is specifically tasked with raising educational scholarships for students from kindergarten through college to prepare them to be citizens, leaders and Christians in the world’s newest country.

Tickets for this event are $30 per person. Payment options are below.

Note: Online purchase will take you to PayPal where you can pay with a PayPal account or credit card.


Click logo for more info about Gypsy Kitchen

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SRM 2017 Benefit Auction
4:00 PM16:00

SRM 2017 Benefit Auction

Join us for our 4th Annual Benefit Auction!

Silent Auction  |  Hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar
Enjoy great food, bid on fantastic items, perfect for gift giving! Auction items include tickets to events, theme baskets, restaurant gift certificates, handmade items and more. Come pledge scholarship support for our Sudanese students!

$30 per person
Parking available at Duke Street Parking Garage and on street.
Also walking distance from the First United Methodist Church parking lot! One drink included with ticket price, then cash bar.

Please RSVP by OCTOBER 18, 2017 with your invite RSVP form or
download the printable form here.

All proceeds go to scholarships for South Sudanese students to help them continue their educations and become leaders in their country.

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Gifts That Give Hope Fair - Lancaster
10:00 AM10:00

Gifts That Give Hope Fair - Lancaster

Join Sudan Rebirth Ministry and 29 other non-profits at this year's Gifts That Give Hope Fair Lancaster!

Event highlights include:

  • the opportunity to meet and learn about 30 local and international non-profits!
  • delicious global food
  • Marketplace, featuring fair trade, sustainable and social enterprise goods for sale
  • entertainment, including WJTL's Kids Cookie Break

Please visit for more information.

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SRM 2016 Benefit Auction & Dinner
5:00 PM17:00

SRM 2016 Benefit Auction & Dinner

Silent Auction 5:00-6:30 pm
Appetizers, time to bid on items of interest

Dinner 6:30 pm
by former White House Chef John Moeller, State of Affairs Catering
Entertainment by Bumbada!

Live Auction followed by Dessert

$40 per person
Please RSVP by November 2, 2016 by printing this form. Please fill out all fields and mail to the address listed on the form.

All proceeds go to scholarships for South Sudanese students to help them continue their educations and become leaders in their country.

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10:00 AM10:00

8th Annual Alternative Gift Fair

Looking for an alternative to malls and online shopping this holiday season? Join Sudan Reirth Ministry and over 25 other local, regional & global nonprofits at the 8th Annual Alternative Gift Fair!

The fair has a lot to offer in additional to meaning-filled holiday gifts: food, live music, children’s activities and a wonderful sense of community building, camaraderie & altruism. The fair is not only an outlet to provide holiday gifts, but is also a great place to learn about volunteer opportunities, become engaged in important issues such as poverty alleviation, healthcare access, literacy, healthy foods & much, much more.

We hope to see you there!

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4:30 PM16:30

2015 Sudan Rebirth Ministry Benefit Auction for Student Scholarships

Join Sudan Rebirth Ministry at our Annual Benefit Auction with both live and silent auctions. Find something for everyone!  Food by Upohar Catering. All proceeds go to scholarships for South Sudanese students to help them continue their educations and become leaders in their country. Local Restaurant & Show Gift Cards, Handmade African Goods, Homemade Desserts, Books, Handcrafted Local Items, A Kindle & Many More Holiday Gifts! While you bid, experience Africa through food & live music!

Reservations are $20 per person or $15 each for 2 or more

First United Methodist Church - 29 E. Walnut Street, Lancaster, PA
Celebration Center (2nd Floor) Enter parking lot off Lemon Street

Reserve your space through the First United Methodist Church's secure server HERE.

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4:30 PM16:30

Experience Africa through Food and Dance! A Benefit Auction for Student Scholarships

Come join us for an evening of good food, unique entertainment, and an opportunity to purchase many exciting products, services and vacation packages!  Here's just a sampling of what's in store for this wonderful event:

  • Delicious African flavors by Upohar Ethnic Cuisine of Lancaster

  • West African performance by N'Bonye Dance and Drum Ensemble of Lancaster

  • More than $11,000 in auction items, including

    • Vacation packages

    • African and local art

    • Rare, collectible coins

    • Local restaurants and attractions

    • Pie of the Month

    • Many more unique valuables!

Cost is $20 per person, $30 per couple

Location:  First United Methodist Church, 29 E. Walnut Street in Lancaster (Enter rear of the church, North Lobby Entrance)

Parking:  On-Street, or enter the Parking Lots off of Lemon Street, between Queen and Duke Streets.

No Walk-ins, Please!  Simply let us know you are coming via email.  RSVP to by Thursday, October 31, 2014.


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7:00 PM19:00

Lancaster Barnstormers vs. Bridgeport Bluefish

Join us for baseball, cowboy monkey rodeo and fireworks all with one ticket!

What a great way to support the Sudan Rebirth Ministry and have a ball doing it!  Something for everyone:  exciting baseball, hilarious monkeys riding border collies and thrilling fireworks.  Have a good time!

Here's how to purchase tickets.  Copy / paste the link below into your browser.

  • Click on the Sudan Rebirth Ministry logo near the bottom of this webpage
  • Click on the blue Log In button (a password is provided)
  • When the seating chart appears, click on green (available) seats, which will turn to RED (reserved).
  • Purchase the tickets at regular rates.  Barnstormers donates a portion of the sales to SRM
  • Follow instructions to pay and reserve tickets.

Thank you!


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Singer - Songwriter Dietrich Strause Fundraiser Concert
7:00 PM19:00

Singer - Songwriter Dietrich Strause Fundraiser Concert

You and your entire family are invited!  Enjoy Dieter's folk music performed live on the comfortable stage at First United Methodist Church in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A warm and winning entertainer, Dieter plays and sings his own compositions.  Songs of life's loves and travels with rich visual and musical pictures.  Your generous free will donation will support education of South Sudanese children and adults from Kindergarten through University levels.

Enter the church from the parking lot off Lemon Street.  See you there!

Dietrich Strause's Website

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