On Friday, March 10, 2017, we celebrated our 2nd Annual Pub Theology Gala at the Regions Rooftop, downtown. The night was full of great food, speciality cocktails, bourbon tasting, with wine and champagne to celebrate. We had great music from DJ GNO and the Aaron Pelsue Band. Our gala featured an amazing silent auction, live auction and a diamond giveaway.
It was a wonderful night that raised over $25,000. We are so thankful to those who attended, donated and showed their support. But the highlight of the night were the words from the Pub Pastor, Daron Earlewine. He shared the stories of those that Pub Theology has impacted. How Pub Theology has brought faith, hope and love to others throughout the years. But not just the love of Jesus. Pub has inspired others to love how we were created to love. In fact, the theme of the night was technically "back to the basics", but in reality, it was love. Love was in the room Friday night.
In just our text to donate alone, we raised $7500, and we pulled aside $1000 of those profits to give a Random Act of Kindness to one of the staff members at the Regions Rooftop. But after hearing the story of the staff member and seeing her gratitude and thankfulness, the love was so strong that three different guests matched the donation. We gave our Random Act of Kindness $4000!
This $4000 will strongly impact her life and her family's life. She felt the love of others, complete strangers and the love of Jesus. Our night was full of fun and laughter but the impact we made will last a lifetime. The money we raised will allow us to continue to spread faith, hope and love. It will allow is to continue to impact others throughout 2017. We will have countless Random Acts of Kindness this year, which will hopefully inspire others to love and pay it forward. Inspire others to love like Jesus.
From the Pub Theology staff, we want to thank those who helped us have such an amazing event, Patti and John and their staff at the Regions, everyone who donated items, liquor and our food vendors. Without you, none of this would be possible.
You can check out photos from the Gala on our Pub Theology Facebook page.
Thank you to our food vendors and sponsors
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