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November 7, 2017

Day by Day Calendars

Written by: Julianne Beck

A warm message on a cold winter’s day. Encouraging words in a challenging time. A piece of verse to brighten your mood. It’s all there in the Day by Day calendars produced by volunteers at Kenilworth Union Church since 1979.

The rewards of taking home a 2018 Kenilworth Union Church Day by Day calendar are known far and wide. From close to home in Kenilworth to across the country and even some international locations, people are sharing the experience of reading the same quote to start their day.

Day by Day is a highlight of the year for the volunteers, from working with a committee of 12 volunteers to sort through a library of some 10,000 quotes to select the right combination, to the final steps of mailing out deliveries in the winter months.

Once the quotes are selected, a group of about 30 volunteers gather on a October Saturday to affix the cards into metal rings. Both adults and youth participate in the process. They assemble 2,900+ calendars.

Funds raised from the sale of the calendars benefit Outreach. Each year, the sales generate about 23 thousand dollars that support grants to benevolence agencies.

Calendars nearly always sell out early into the new year. For those interested in purchasing a calendar, they may do so by stopping by the Church front desk during office hours, or by meeting with volunteers during Fellowship between 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship on Sundays, November 19 through December 17.

Or have them sent direct and add shipping and handling fee. Please use this print-friendly form.