David Isaacson & Ardyce CurlThe Final Push is on for November 22nd!

The Bazaar has become a signature event for our church involving everyone—members and friends—who can lend a hand to help make it happen.           We promote this event to the wider Kalamazoo area and surrounding counties—listen for our ads in WMUK that week. The Bazaar is an important help to our church budget, to support our program and our service to others, and to help others get to know about us. Here are some of the many ways you can help.

Invite people to come to the Bazaar.     Forward the link to our website or our Facebook page which have all the details. Post the event on your Facebook page; send a Tweet. Pick up postcard size flyers from the Bazaar sign up table in the foyer and share them at meetings, mail them, or post them in a public place. Invite a few people to meet you here for lunch in the café. How many new people can you draw to this year’s Bazaar?

Sign up to work a shift at the Bazaar.   Many people will be needed for 2-hour work shifts (generally 9-11, 11-1, and 1-3) on Saturday the 23rd in each area (People’s Specialties, White Elephant, Café, Greeters, etc.). Please look for the sign-up sheets on the Bazaar sign-up table in the foyer, call the church office to choose a shift or two, or use the online sign-up on the church website. (Everyone is needed at 3pm for clean-up.)

Make things for People’s Specialties.   The foyer will be beautifully arranged with your fabulous homemade baked goods, candies, jams and breads, frozen entrees, and homemade craft items. Your contributions are needed. Sign up for a cooking work party, sign up for things you will make at home, simply drop off your contributions on Friday the 21st or early Saturday for pricing and arranging.

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

Take the Shuttle. Park your car at our neighbor church Centerpoint Church 2345 10th St. and ride in our church van with service all day. If you must park at church, please leave the spaces near the church for customers who will come and go during the day.

Plan to eat in the café. The food is splendid! Morning snacks, a fabulous array of lunch items—including pasties—and afternoon 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 Schleuder in the church office or email Rochelle at Habeck@chartermi.net

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