Our Bazaar is a signature event for our church and community. All our members, friends, and family members can play a part in making it a success. Over 700 people will come through our doors that day. Now is the time for YOU to choose your roles—bake, craft, sign up to work a shift, and help spread the word. The Bazaar supports our church budget, our programs and our service to others, and helps others get to know about us. Here are some of the many ways you can help.

Pasty making is underway.  Thanks to the many choppers, assemblers, wrappers and our faithful leader and dough makers—but we need others for a few sessions remaining in early November.

Help promote the event!  Flyers and postcards are available on the Bazaar sign-up table in the foyer. Please post at local venues/your workplace and distribute to people who might enjoy our event.  Post the link to our website page and our Facebook post, share the event post, email the postcard to friends, work colleagues, neighbors, and family.  Personal invitations work best—invite people to join you for lunch in the café. If you live on a busy street or corner lot, please sign out one of our yard signs on Sunday November 17th to display the week before the Bazaar.

Make things for People’s Specialties. The foyer will be beautifully arranged to sell our homemade craft items, frozen entrees, breads, jams, baked goods, candies, vegan and gluten-free foods. Your generous contributions of homemade goods are needed. This is our most profitable area and depends on your contributions. Drop off your contributions on Friday the 22nd between 4 and 7 or early on Saturday the 23rd for pricing and arranging.

Gather gently used items to bring the week before the Bazaar for the White Elephant Rooms. Please search your closets, shelves and cabinets to find and clean those nice but unneeded household items, unused gifts, jewelry, holiday décor, toys and games for kids. No furniture, clothes, old electronics or large athletic equipment accepted. Please bring your items to deliver after church on Sunday, November 17th in the downstairs lobby if you can. Or, drop-offs will also be accepted November 18th through the 20th.

Shop local! It’s hard to find a more interesting variety of gift items than you will find at our Bazaar. Bring your list and find the perfect choices right here from 30 local vendors.

Please don’t park at church—Take the Shuttle! Park your car at our neighbor CenterPoint Church at 2345 10th St. (northwest from us) and ride in our van with the yellow blinking light providing CONTINUOUS service all day, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. right to our front door. Drop your things off and then park at CenterPoint. If you must park at church, please leave spaces near the church for customers who will come and go during the day.

Sign up to work a shift at the Bazaar. Many people will be needed for various work shifts (generally 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and 1-3 p.m.) on Saturday the 23rd in each area (People’s Specialties, White Elephant, Café, Greeters, etc.) Please sign-up at the Bazaar table in the foyer or here at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054ba9ac22a13-holiday1. From 3 PM to 5PM we need 30 people plus a few vacuum cleaners to clean everything up for the Peter Mayer concert that night!!! Helpers of all ages are welcome!

Plan to eat in the café. The food is splendid! Morning snacks, a fabulous array of lunch items – including pasties – and homemade pies and more, will be available. Enjoy!

Help host our guests. Many people come to our Bazaar because they like the warm and friendly people. Please greet everyone, and thank our vendors, too.

Questions? Please check with Chris in the church office or email Rochelle at habeck@chartermi.net. THANK YOU!!

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