HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — MCC Sacred Journey is in the process of producing its first-ever cookbook as a way to raise funds for its annual operating budget. Project planning began last January.

They have been collecting recipes since June and continue to find advertising supporters who will help offset the book’s publishing costs. Ad size and pricing is: full page, $75; half page, $45; $15, patron ad; and business card, $35. Payments can be made online via PayPal through the church website. Due date for ads is Aug. 8.

Pre-orders for the cookbooks are being taken up until Labor Day weekend and make a great gift. Cost is $12 for one or $20 for two. The expect to have about 250 recipes when the project is complete. Delivery is slated for early December.

The church began in 2008 and has continued to grow. It now has 61 members, plus friends and guests. Attendance from singles and families crosses the spectrum from those of the LGBTQ and straight communities. Participants come from Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

A two-year MCC affiliation anniversary will be celebrated on Aug. 12 with Rev. Brendan Y. Boone, St. John’s MCC, Raleigh, as guest speaker.

For advertising and ad placement technical information or to order a cookbook,

email mccsjcookbook@yahoo.com or visit mccsacredjourney.org. Checks can be sent to the church at P.O. Box 2356, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

Lainey Millen

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