SAVE the DATE! People’s Church Fine Arts Sale & Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 18 from 9:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Time to get started! Saturday, November 18th will be our 21st Annual Bazaar and biggest all-church fun(d)raiser. All members, visitors, and friends are welcome and needed in this all-hands-on-deck event.

The planning has begun and 25 artists have already confirmed, including 5 exciting new additions. Please invite your friends and neighbors to save the date and plan to join you to “shop local” for one-of-a-kind gifts and our famous People’s Specialties!
To help us get started, here are two ways you can get involved now:

Sign Up for Pasty-Making Dates

No previous experience needed! Someone who knows their way around the pasties will be on hand for every session. Get to know other People’s people and learn to make our famous pasties which are frozen and sold at the Bazaar. Chef Bob Friedel will lead the pasty-making process. Melissa Emrich, our church administrator will help organize work crews. Sessions will be held on Fridays and Saturdays. Chop vegetables on Friday afternoon, assemble pasties on Saturday morning, or wrap pasties for freezing in Saturday afternoon. You can sign up for a shift by visiting the bazaar table in the lobby or online by going to

Swedish Limpa Bread Making

Wednesday Oct. 11, 6-9pm, Saturday Oct. 14, 1-4pm & Thursday Oct. 26, 6-9pm
Martha Beverly will be once again offering 3 Swedish Limpa Bread workshops in her home (near Friendship Village). Make sure you sign up early –  last year all of the spots filled up fast! Sign up HERE!

Donate Beans for Bean Soup

Short on time? Consider signing up to donate dried beans for our bean soup mix HERE!

Prepare Items for People’s Specialties

The foyer will be filled with your “People’s Specialty” items. This is our most popular and profitable activity, made possible totally by your contributed homemade foods and handmade crafts. People look forward every year to purchasing your jams, salsas, breads, cookies, candies, and handcrafted items (knitted and quilted items, earrings, woodwork, photography notecards, etc). RIGHT NOW is prime time for berries and fresh produce. Please consider making extra of your favorite jams, salsa, relishes now for our Specialties tables. Or get a head start on one of your favorite craft projects to donate. 

Watch the Friday email and Facebook page in the coming weeks for announcements of more opportunities to help and to make more of our best-selling specialty foods!