Fundraising Committee: The Fundraising Committee leads the church in raising funds to meet budgeted and capital expenses through entertainment. This is achieved by organizing two annual events, an Evening of Jazz and a Celebration of Mardi Gras. An Evening of Jazz frequently features well known entertainers along with local up-and-coming artists. The performances are followed by a meet and greet with the artists. Mardi Gras is held on the Friday before Ash Wednesday. This is a dinner dance featuring authentic New Orleans cuisine and music. The committee also sponsors a Friends and Family picnic in the fall as a way of bringing together the church family and community to say ‘Thank You’ for support and fellowship throughout the year.