bazaar-flyer-2016Saturday, November 19th  from 9:00 to 3:00 will be the 15th Annual People’s Church Fine Arts Sale & Holiday Bazaar!  We will transform our building into a festive venue with 32 local artisans selling their beautiful work, while we sell our trademark pasties and YOUR People’s specialties, serve up savory fare in the People’s Café and warm fellowship. We want more than 700 people to cross our threshold that day for unique holiday shopping, with your help!

Sign-up at the Bazaar table in the foyer or click HERE to volunteer to make pasties and contribute your homemade goods. All members and friends are needed to make this a successful event. Please promote the event with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and invite them to meet you here! Flyers and postcards available on the Bazaar table.

Pasty Making: This is our priority activity for October—making 800 pasties! Sign up for a shift on any Friday or Saturday. Come meet new people and join the pasty fellowship fun—no prior experience needed. Friday shifts are chopping and prep in the afternoon, Saturday mornings are assembly and baking shifts, Saturday afternoons are cooling and wrapping shifts. Questions? Contact: Chris Schleuder in the office or Bob Friedel at 269-806-6560.

People’s Specialties:  The foyer will be filled with your contributed homemade food and craft specialties. Sign up to contribute breads, jams, frozen entrees, cookies, candies, and handmade craft or artisan items.  For suggestions and recipes of popular items contact Martha Beverly, Frozen entrees are very popular! Breads sell well—yeast breads, gluten free and your favorites. Contact Kat Westphal,, bread coordinator. Join Rev. Rachels’ baking workshop, Sunday, October 9th after church and plan for one with her husband, Chef Brian, making pasta sauce on Sunday afternoon, November 6th.

White Elephant Sale: LOTS of nice items needed—kids’ toys and books, baby and toddler equipment, jewelry, housewares, decorative and holiday items (no clothing, furniture, or sports equipment). Clean and set aside now to drop off in the week before the Bazaar (details in November newsletter).  Sign up to help sort, arrange and price items that week or for a sales shift at the bazaar. Contact: Kay Spade

People’s Café: Our popular “café” is open during the Bazaar, for coffee, scones and sweet breads in the morning, to a delectable array of soups, sandwiches and pasties for lunch, and desserts, fruits and beverages in the afternoon. We need cooks, servers, dishwashers, cashiers, all day. Shift managers needed. Contact: Deb Wickman at

Cashiers and Talliers: We need people who can do arithmetic accurately and transactions quickly under pressure!  We need to track our vendors’ sales carefully, so you’ll need to enter data while you smile and act calm and welcoming to the customers in line! Calculators and tax tables provided.
To learn more, contact Megan Reynolds at

Greeters: We need a capable crew of energetic and helpful greeters to welcome people, orient them quickly to our preplanned route to the cashier lines, and diplomatically help prevent loss with our basket use and package storage. Contact: Rev. Rachel

Set-Up: A few strong people are needed to help the Buildings & Grounds Committee on Tuesday morning before the Bazaar to move chairs, furniture, clean and set up tables. Contact: Rochelle Habeck at

Shuttle Drivers: Plan to arrive a little early and park your car up the street at The Centerpoint Church and ride our church van to shuttle to and from and make more room for our customers. Safe, reliable drivers are needed. Contact: Gary Leadley at

Clean-Up: All hands on deck at 3:00 to clean and reset church for Sunday.

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