specialtiesSAVE the DATE!  Saturday, November 19th

Preparations are underway for our 15th annual, all-church fun(d) raiser. Please save the date, Saturday, November 19 and plan to participate. Everyone is welcome and needed—members and visitors and friends. Our goals are 700 customers, 800 pasties, and $15,000 to help our church budget. This event also provides a venue for over 30 local professional artists, encourages people to buy local for their holiday gifts, and builds relationships in our church and with the community as we accomplish this amazing event.

Here’s how you can help right now:

Sign Up Now for First Pasty-Making Dates

Unskilled labor welcome! This is a great way especially for new folks to get to know people. We will be making about 800 pasties to freeze and sell at the Bazaar. Bob Friedel will lead the work again, with help from Chris in the office to organize work crews.  The first set of dates will be Friday afternoon, September 16th (prep ingredients) and Saturday morning September 17th for assembly/baking or afternoon for cooling/wrapping. An experienced person will lead each session—so no prior pasty experience necessary. To sign up, please visit the Bazaar Table in the foyer or sign up online.

People’s Specialties Contributions

Our major “department” called People’s Specialties— takes place in the foyer—featuring your homemade candies, cookies, jams, breads, frozen entrees, and small hand crafted items (knitted items, small quilted items, photography notecards, etc.). Please start now for items you can make ahead (e.g, jams, handcrafted items). Lists of popular baked goods and frozen entre items needed will be posted later. Reverend Rachel and her husband Chef Brian will offer work parties soon, so watch for signup notices in the Friday e-blasts. Co-chairs are needed for this area.

White Elephant Contributions

Please search your closets now for all very nice items (no clothing or furniture) that you can clean, set aside and donate to be repurposed in our White Elephant Sale. Housewares, decorative items, and children’s toys are especially popular.

More details about other ways you can help and all the jobs on the day of the Bazaar will be coming soon. Contact Rochelle Habeck Hunt at habeck@chartermi.net to get involved. The next meeting of the Bazaar Steering Committee is Wednesday night, September 14th
at 6:30 on Room L1

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