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The Form Gallery, Issue #019 - July 4th Ideas
June 24, 2010

Fourth of July Ideas - Flag Cake

Wow! It's already almost the 4th of July! I don't know about you but time is flying for me!

I have an awesome recipe for a Flag Cake this July 4th that will wow your company! Step-by-step instructions below.

I also have July 4th Flyers (4) below under "New Free Church Form Pages". Just click on "July 4th Flyers" and you can download them for free!

**FYI: I'm putting Shepherdbase back on sale for a special price of only $29.99 so even small churches can enjoy it's benefits! This sale will start on June 25th and will run through the end of July 2010. You will also receive FREE as a Bonus two offering envelope templates - see below!**


Flag Cake
Fourth of July Festive Fans
Sample Welcome Letter
"Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office" eBook Table of Contents
New Free Church Forms Web Pages
Shepherdbase & Bonus

All-American Flag Cake

No patriotic celebration would be complete without an All-American Flag Cake!
You Need:

  • 9x13 inch cake pan (decorate your cake in the baking pan if your going to bring outside very far like in back yard)
  • White or Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 Large Bowl of Cool Whip
  • 2 Pints of Strawberries
  • 1 Pint of Blueberries
Step-by-Step Instructions:
  • Prepare cake according to your instructions on the cake mix box and let cake cool.
  • Wash and drain the blueberries on paper towels.
  • Wash and drain the strawberries. Stem them and cut them into halves.
  • Spread the cool whip icing generously over the entire cake. Need to refrigerate cake after your finished due to the cool whip icing.
  • In the top left-hand corner of the frosted cake arrange the blueberries into an outline of a rectangle that is 5 inches wide and 4 inch tall. Press the blueberries down into the frosting.
  • Fill the blueberry outline in with the remaining blueberries (in rows look better: icing between them resemble stars).
  • Place strawberry halves cut side down in rows going across the cake horizontally. The bottom stripe of the flag is red so start first row at the bottom. Be sure and press the strawberries down into the frosting so the so the stripes will not be raised above the fluffy frosting. (If you want to be technical, there are 13 stripes on the flag).
  • Serve any leftover berries with the sliced cake and ice cream.
For a stunning holiday effect, place a couple of sparklers onto the top of the cake. When it gets dark and fireworks begin to burst, light the sparklers and serve the cake during the festivities! :)

Fourth of July Festive Fans

These Stars and Stripes fans are fun to wave and to be able to cool off during all of your activities (waiting on the sidelines for parade to begin) on this holiday.
You Need:

  • Wooden paint stirrer
  • 2 (8 inch) squares of card stock, 1 white and 1 blue, for each fan
  • Glue
  • Red Tape
  • Sticker Stars
  • Use glue to sandwich the top of a wooden paint stirrer between the two 8-inch squares of card stock (1 white and 1 blue).
  • Apply strips of red tape to the white side and sticker stars to the blue side, and the fan is ready to wave.

Sample Welcome Letter

Did you have visitors in your church lately and wanted some way to welcome them that would speak for the pastor and the whole church? I have a sample letter that you can customize specifically for your church and mail to your visitors or personally hand the letter to them.

Click on the link below to download the sample letter.

Sample Welcome Church Letter

"Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office" eBook

This eBook is free to my newsletter customers/readers as a "Thank You" for subscribing to my newsletter. I have worked in several different secretarial areas with different jobs and I have learned the hard way how to organize more than one office. Take advantage of these tips in this eBook and they help you to get your office organized. There will be other benefits you will find in my newsletters as time goes on so always open and read them so you don't miss out! The "Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office"eBook is available to download. Just click on the link below that leads to the page where you can download and receive your free copy today.

  • "Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office" Free eBook
  • Table of Contents

    The Table of Contents is available here. You now have access to more than a 100+ free church forms listed in alphabetical order. I keep it updated with new church forms as I create them. I have them in categories for you to just click on the form you want to download and it will lead you to that page. Just click on the link below for the free FCF Table Of Contents. Enjoy! :)

  • Table of Contents

  • New Free Church Forms Web Pages

    I will be adding to these pages and adding new web pages as time goes along but I will let you know through this newsletter so don't miss an issue!

    Shepherdbase has a Special Price of $29.99 through end of July 2010 & Offering Envelope Templates as a Bonus

    Shepherdbase (church membership database) will:

    • Track member's information
    • Track member's contributions and automate Annual Contribution Letters
    • Filter church member's information with the click of a button
    • Track Youth Camp Tuition/Concession
    Shepherdbase is a very simple and user friendly database, but very powerful.

    FYI: I have included a bonus now for purchasing the church membership database (Shepherdbase). If you purchase Shepherdbase ($29.99) you will receive as a Bonus 2 Offering Envelope templates (below) free. You just download (need Microsoft Word 2007), customize and print - very easy!

    If you purchased Shepherdbase in the past and would like to receive these Offering Envelope templates free, please just contact me and I will email them to you.


    You can easily contact me through the my email: I will get back promptly with any questions you might have. God Bless You!

    Thanks, Terressa

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