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Fiesta de Pickleball

Click here to sign up for one or more events, all of which include the Fiesta meal, or to reserve a meal if not playing pickleball

All events will take place at the Gatewood racquet club except for the over 60, intermediate pickleball bracket. All brackets in this age group will take place on Saturday beginning at 8am at a location TBD.
All proceeds will support Matthew 2540's mission in Guatemala to Empower Children to Escape Poverty through Education. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about our school in Guatemala and participate in bake and handicraft sales along with a silent auction. Sponsors are the lifeblood of this ministry, changing lives one child at a time!

These events will take place at The Courts at Gatewood
Youth and Adult beginner pickleball clinic will be offered at 5pm and 6pm on Friday, August 23
Our delicious Hispanic dinner will be served on Friday evening, August 23, beginning at 5pm
Mixed doubles competition will begin at 7pm on Friday, August 23 and men's open singles at 8pm
Ladies doubles brackets will begin on Saturday morning, August 24 at 7:45am
Men's doubles brackets will begin on Saturday morning, August 24 around 10am

Theses events will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
All 60+ and 70+ levels will begin at 8am 

Meal and Pickleball registration deadline: Noon Monday, Aug. 19
In the event of rain on Friday, the meal will be moved to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pickleball events may be postponed to Saturday evening and/or Sunday evening. 


The events below allow you to participate in raising funds to keep our Guatemalan educational ministry free for as many children as possible. The slide show below is of items donated to help us raise funds for building the school. 100% of your purchase goes toward this goal.

Click here to be taken to the site where you can purchase the items pictured above: a lap robe made by our students in Guatemala, original acrylic painting by Pamela Johnson Cochrane, 2 Camelback mule daypacks, 2 handcrafted wooden bowls, 2 wheel thrown mugs, a ceramic platter, a set of 3 clay vases, school birdhouse, 2 aprons made by our students in Guatemala, a Bob Taft handcrafted vase, the Humble cottage by David Winters, Santa's Britches pine needle basket, original acrylic painting and notecards by Debra Lorick plus gift certificates for Crossfit foundations classes, Happy Feet foot massage and a Round of golf for 2 at the Greenwood Country Club, 

Chili:  This event will return in the winter of 2025. We will have quarts of spicy beef and bean chili, mild beef, bean and corn chili as well as a white chicken chili. Each quart is $25. The pickup location is in the underpass on the Creswell Ave side of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenwood, SC.

Pecans: We will have cases of dark, milk, caramel clusters, cinnamon and plain pecans for sale in the fall. Check back then. You can though order a full case of any variety (24 bags per type) and the shipping will be free.

Soup Sundays:  Quarts of homemade soup are available in both the Greenwood, SC and Hinton, WV areas on select dates during fall and winter. The next Greenwood sale date will be in October of 2024. Hinton United Methodist Church is the pick-up site for that area.  Please call Mark @ 304-860-7713 to reserve your soup.



Music for Mission:  This musical evening will return to  Greenwood, SC on Friday evening, February 28, 2025 beginning at 7pm. Talented performers from the area will display their skills on keyboard, piano, guitar and voice. Attendees will also be treated to a short presentation on the ministry in Guatemala and enjoy a variety of desserts and beverages. 

Mission Partners

  • Christ the King Church
    Christ the King Church
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church Dallas NC
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church Dallas NC
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
    Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

    Gastonia, North Carolina

  • Grace Lutheran Church Boone NC
    Grace Lutheran Church Boone NC