Celebrate with Faithbridge Family Life Ministries and help raise funds for the coming year!







Children's Dessert Derby*

*Children 5th grade and under

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE IN 2019 or at both campuses Sunday mornings in March.

Last year we sold out & are looking forward to a great event again this year!



18th Annual Dessert Derby

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


7130 Spring Street - Mt. Pleasant

Childcare Provided



4:00 pm
Family Life Ministry Expo, Silent Auction, Passed Appetizers and Dessert Showcase

5:00 pm
Silent Auction Ends, Welcome & Worship

5:25 pm
Welcome and Announcements

5:30 pm
Parade of Chefs

5:45 pm
Buffet Dinner


6:00 pm
Dinner Entertainment (Dance Off)

6:30 - 7:00 pm
Live Auction with Col. Joe Fox

7:05 pm
Ministry Updates

7:35 pm
Final Appeal

7:45 pm

7:55 pm
Final Words and Check Out

4:00 - 8:00 PM

Children's Dessert Derby



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Each year the youth of Faithbridge have a fundraiser called the Dessert Derby.
In the past, the generous funds that have come from Dessert Derby have gone towards program needs and most importantly scholarships to events like the mission trip, winter retreats and summer camp.  This year we have expanded the purview of these funds to support the vital ministry of the entire family life department. 

This year the Dessert Derby will offer an hour of silent auction item bidding with appetizers, a delicious dinner, and a LIVE auction where participants can bid on their favorite packages, as well as unbelievable desserts baked by the men of Faithbridge Church.  The delectable desserts are able to be viewed as you enter the event.

This year we are excited to be back at Roma Lodge which can accommodate all our friends and families who want to attend, and more! It is a wonderful time to get to know people of the church!

Nursery care is available for Infants to 3 years old.  Children 4 years old to 5th Grade are invited to participate in the Children's Dessert Derby in which age-appropriate entertainment.  A special dinner is also provided for the kids.

Do you have family or friends that you would like to invite?  Give us their contact information here and we will mail them an invitation.  

We WILL see you there!

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Our Family Life mission statement is to promote life long faith by partnering with parents and the larger church, while creating space for students and children to experience God.  We operate out of the three core vales of our church:  Worship, Connect and Serve.  Our desire is to introduce students and children to Christ, connect them with other believers, and enable them to growth in their faith through service.    In the past, the generous funds that have come from Dessert Derby have gone towards program needs and most importantly scholarships to events like the mission trip, winter retreats and summer camp.  We have expanded the purview of these funds to support the vital ministry of the entire family life department. 

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Last year, the Dessert Derby raised more than $50,000! That money was used to send 30 high school students and adults on the Philadelphia mission trip, 10 middle school to Island Camp, 8 students and leaders on our first ever "12 trip", over 75 students and leaders to three winter retreats and two impact leaders were given the chance to take next steps at "Adventures in Leaders"! We also sent more than 30 kids to camp last summer! The lasting impact on the youth and those reached by these events is huge.

Because of your financial support, our kids have experiences through programming and events that lead to life change and a deepening walk with Christ. We would love to continue to meet the needs of Family Life’s mission to promote life-long faith through your generosity. 

In 2018, we are continuing to emphasize the power of camp and service opportunities in Family Life. We are hoping to offer additional support so even more children and youth can attend camp during the summer. We have several camp options including day camp, partial week camp, full week camp, and island camp for both children and youth.

This summer, we are sending our high school students to Texas for a week-long mission trip. They are serving this year with Citi Impact as we participate in hurricane disaster relief from last summer and winter. Our students are excited to serve those drastically affected by mother nature last year! 

Last year's "12 trip" was such a hit that those students who graduated and went off to college asked if we could go back again this year!  The result was the formation of a College Boundary Water's trip!  This grand adventure will include canoeing, portaging, hiking, community and discipleship in May 2018.

We will also continue the tradition of both Winter Retreats for the middle and high school students in 2018-19.

The funds raised by your generosity at the Dessert Derby will go a long way in making these events and experiences possible for our kids and students. Thank you for your support! 

More info on our youth ministry »
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12 men of Faithbridge volunteer to be the official Dessert Chefs. We've paired them up with a Junior Chef from the Family Life ministry as well! They apply their culinary skills and creativity to come up with a fancy, delicious dessert creation that will be paraded around the Derby for all to see. No worries...grazing and sampling of all desserts are encouraged!

Each dessert is also judged in three categories: Taste, Presentation and People's Choice. The dessert with the highest combined score from all three categories will be crowned "Grand Champion." People's Choice Award is the dessert that recieves the most votes from the audience.


Ryan Fuhrman
Junior Chef
Rylee Fuhrman

Dessert Title
Chocolate Cake So Good, Jesus Might Come Back Early For It!

Collin Meyer
Junior Chef

Dessert Title
Applely Cheesed

Andrew Heiler
Junior Chef

Dessert Title
The Heilder Surprise

Pete Halstead
Junior Chef
Christian Halstead

Dessert Title
Luscious Lemon Delight

Vince Moran
Junior Chef
Holden & Oakley

Dessert Title
Vinny's Sweetza

Al Schoening
Junior Chef
Krislyn Dunker

Dessert Title
Heavenly Heath

Rob Felle
Junior Chef
Grace Felle

Dessert Title
Cheesecake Carousel

Jeff Exner
Junior Chef
Forrest Cookman

Dessert Title
"The 99"

Joshua Carlson
Junior Chef

Dessert Title
A Bounteous Harvest

Dan Zenner
Junior Chef
Dia-Ping Zenner

Dessert Title
Eat My Dust Derby Pie

Kevin Edmonston
Junior Chef
Hailey Edmonston

Dessert Title:
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Eric Richmond
Junior Chef

Dessert Title
Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pie

Jeremy Blodgett
Junior Chef

Dessert Title
Campfire S'mores Cheesecake

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The focus of this event is fundraising as well as fellowship!  It is a fun evening with friends and an opportunity to help students attend life-changing events such as camps, retreats, mission trips and service events.  

There will be a lot going on and the live auctioneer moves fast! We ask that you prayerfully consider the amount of your giving prior to attending the Dessert Derby event.