Friday, February 17, 2023, 6:00 PM
All aboard the Outreach Express -- an evening of adventure and romance in the luxurious style of vintage train travel. Artie's Party is our annual major fundraiser that benefits Outreach ministries locally, regionally, and globally.
Artie's Party is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
We have a link to donate items that always do well in our auction. When you purchase an auction item or gift card and it will be mailed directly to us. (At check out, ship to Merike Seely's Gift Registry address.)
The online auction will go live on February 12.
Sponsorships make a huge difference in the success of Artie's Party. This year we have four levels:
The Odyssey - $5,000 (with 8 tickets)
The Pullman - $3,000 (with 6 tickets)
The Explorer - $2,000 (with 4 tickets)
The Express - $500 (with 2 tickets)
Enjoy a luxury travel experience on The Outreach Express -- Good Shepherd's themed Outreach and Mission Fundraiser for 2023!
Your ticket includes:
Welcome beverage, appetizers, music, dinner, dancing auctions, prize drawings and an elegant party atmosphere!
Seats in the dining car are limited. RSVP today!
We have a robust Outreach and Mission Ministry led by a board of dedicated volunteers which serves people in our local town, in our region, nationally, and internationally. Some of the ministries that are supported by Artie's Party include:
Episcopal Relief and Development
El Sol, Jupiter
Food For The Poor
Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund
Guatemalan Tomorrow Student Scholarships
Migrant Ministries/CROS Ministries
McGregor's Ministry (Madagascar)
SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders)
Our Little Roses Orphanage
Palm Beach County Food Bank (gleaning)
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
The Lord's Place
Seamen's Church Institute
St. George's Meal Ministry
St. George's Community Center
South Florida Haiti Project
Good Shepherd Food Pantry
Manna Bag Ministry
Backpack Ministry for people who are homeless
Urgent Catastrophe Relief
Lenten Outreach Project
Supply drives for local schools and camps (school supplies, hygiene kits)
Thrift shop donations to local non-profit service organizations
T.R.U.E. Fund Urgent Emergency Support
Youth Mission and Service Education Programs
Adult Mission Programs and Sponsorships
Artie's Party began over two decades ago as an eclectic art auction and dinner in support of mission and ministry. Artie was a brightly colored paper mache "mascot" chosen to represent the fun evening. Each year Artie "flies" to a new locale or theme to set the stage for our fantastic evening.
Outreach and Missions at Good Shepherd offers a robust assortment of assistance and many opportunities for involvement in purposeful, meaningful service. Through our committed Outreach partners including St. George's Community Center in Riviera Beach, South Florida Haiti Project, CROS Ministries, and Food For the Poor; our own Food Pantry that serves people in our community every week, Manna Bag Ministry, Gleaning, drives for local school children and their families, Backpack Ministry for people who are homeless; and international assistance to our partners in Haiti, Guatemala, and Honduras, we are helping real people who struggle every day.
With the participation of sponsors, parishioners, and friends, we hold both silent and live auctions, host an in-person sophisticated event, and provide giving opportunities at any level.
We generally raise $30,000 to $50,000 depending on participation. That's why it's so important that you join us this year! We can't wait to share the good news of Outreach Ministry at Good Shepherd.
We love your support! For hands-on tasks, Artie's Party needs volunteers to help run the event, decorate, assist with auctions. We also need donation items and sponsors to make it a success. If you have a business or know someone who would be interested in sponsoring Artie's Party, please let us know!