OSU Game Day Parking

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Can you hear the cheering already? The excitement builds each year as OSU football season begins, and Maynard wants to be a part -- and so we are!

Maynard opens its parking lot to anyone who wants to park here for $10. It's not a fee, but a suggested donation. This is a fundraiser for Maynard, but also an outreach to those visiting the area. You will meet other OSU fans, can discuss the team, ask them to return and park again for another game, ask them to consider visiting Maynard. We may not have been doing this as long as the fair, but people do return each year knowing the lot is here and they can leave the area with no major traffic issues.

A sign-up sheet with game day and time will be passed around before worship a few weeks prior to the start of the football season. Consider signing up when asked. It only takes a few hours before the game on game day.

It would be helpful if notes were placed on cars a few days before each game asking them not to use the lot on football day. The lot also needs to be blocked off after NA meets on Friday night to prevent others from parking there. We want as many spaces available as possible on Saturday.

The secretary will send out an email reminder prior to each parking day.

Annual Holiday Craft Fair

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A touch of the holidays CRAFT fair. Maynard's Annual Holiday Craft Fair is held the beginning of December. You will find handmade holiday gifts, holiday treats, local crafts, hobby/collectible items, kids crafts, refreshments and more! You can host a table and/or can make items to be sold for the bake sale. With any luck, there might even be a very special guest for the kids. Come and bring in the holiday at Maynard with this fundraising event for the whole family!

Annual Yard Sale

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Maynard's annual yard sale takes place in August and is held in Maynard's parking lot. Watch the website, bulletins, and newsletter for exact dates and times. Because it is held in conjunction with OSU students moving into the neighborhood, we like to collect and sell items for these students and the young families with small children living near the church. Some items being collected are:
  • Rugs
  • Electronics
  • Appliances (Microwaves, toaster ovens, blenders, etc.)
  • Furniture (couches, chairs, tables [dining, coffee, end], chairs)
  • Bookshelves and desks
  • Board games
  • Children's toys
  • Children's clothes
  • Children's books
  • Beds, bed frames, bedding
  • Books

Donna B's at Maynard - A Thrift Store

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A place for our neighbors to come and browse and purchase gently used items. The store will be open for a few hours every Saturday. Items will be received and priced during the week. More information will follow as the opening day gets closer. Keep an eye on bulletin, emails, and this website.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

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Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. The Kroger Community Rewards Program was designed to make fund-raising the easiest in town by simply using your Kroger Plus Card. It's easy…just shop, swipe your card and earn! All participants must re-enroll each year in April to continue earning rewards during the coming year.


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Shopping at Amazon.com through Maynard's website works similar to the Kroger Community Rewards Program. You shop as you usually do at Amazon.com, but link from Maynard's home page. Maynard then receives a percentage each month of all items purchased.


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UMCmarket is a new online tool that will create micro-donations to our church, at no cost to the church or the purchaser. UMCmarket has partnered with many different types of retailers that donate a commission to our church every time you shop. There are over 600 retail shops available online. All you need to to is join, and become a member of UMCmarket. It will take you less than a minute to join. UMCmarket also offers a travel site where you can book your next trip. You can purchase both flights and hotel bookings. Click here to learn more about becoming a member and how to select Maynard Avenue UMC as your online purchase donation recipient.