ACU’s student drama ministry group, Seekers of the Word, will have a fundraiser Thursday, March 27 from 5-8 p.m. at Jason’s Deli.
The ministry group creates and performs skits with biblical concepts and meanings, with the mission of spreading God’s word.
Emmy Sparks, Seekers of the Word president and senior biology major from Boulder, Colo., and secretary Brantly Houston, junior advertising and public relations major from Abilene have been working to solidify the date and work alongside Jason’s Deli to create the fundraiser.
“Planning has been relatively easy; all that’s left for us to do is get the word out,” Sparks said.
The group works each semester on their skits and have a varied audiences ranging from church youth groups, weekend retreats, group devotionals and other church ministries.
“We do a Chapel forum at the end of the year, we’ve performed at churches in the Dallas area,” Houston said. “Last spring break, [they] went to Colorado. In the past, Seekers back in the day, they’ve gone as far as California. They’ve done youth group retreats and Sunday morning and Wednesday night services with youth groups. We’re doing this fundraiser to get a jumpstart on raising gas money to go to out-of-town performances.”
The group will distribute flyers for students, faculty and friends to give to the cashier at Jason’s Deli when purchasing their meal, allowing a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the program.
“Our fundraiser is on the same day as the ACU Rodeo, but because our fundraiser is from 5-8, people who are planning on going but also want to support Seekers will have time to grab a bite to eat before the rodeo,” Sparks said.
Jason’s Deli contacted Sparks through the website the group used, Group Raise, which helps organizations get in contact with restaurants willing to help their fundraisers.
“Seekers is a ministry, so we don’t ask for donations or payment from the people we are ministering to,” Sparks said. “Fundraising helps us pay for gas when we travel to our out-of-town performances.”