Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 to 3:00 will be our 21st Annual People’s Church Fine Art Sale & Holiday Bazaar, our largest church fundraiser. Our building will be transformed into a beautiful holiday shopping experience. We expect several hundred people to come through our doors to join us in shopping for unique gifts from 25 local artists and vendors, buying our famous pasties and tables of delicious specialties and crafts that you prepare and contribute. Please check out all the sign-up opportunities on the Bazaar table in the foyer and on-line and find a spot that interests you. Here are some needing volunteers now:
Make Pasties with Chef Bob
October is our big month for making these top sellers. No previous experience necessary. Meet other People’s people and help make our famous pasties. As of the writing of this, there are still openings the weekends of Oct. 6&7, Oct. 13&14 and Oct. 20&21. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BA9AC22A13-pasty#/
Make Swedish Limpa Bread with Martha
Don’t miss this opportunity! Martha Beverly is offering 3 workshops to teach you how to make our other top seller in her home (near Friendship Village). Sign up early – last year the spots filled up fast! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BA9AC22A13-44516194-limpa#/ Wednesday Oct. 11, 6-9pm, Saturday Oct. 14, 1-4pm & Thursday Oct. 26, 6-9pm
Join the Yard Sign Brigade
We need 25 for $25. We know that these yard signs (picture) and your word of mouth and social media outreach are the best ways to bring new customers to this event. Please sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BA9AC22A13-44721995-yard or at the Bazaar table and contribute $25 (https://secure.myvanco.com/L-Z8YK/campaign/C-14D2Z) to order your very own yard sign to help promote this event each year. If you have nowhere to place a sign, you can donate it for others to use. Orders accepted until October 22nd.
A holiday specialty that always sells out – will again be made in the church kitchen in November to coincide with the availability of local cranberries. Sign-ups for two sessions will be available soon!
Assemble Decorative Jars of Bean Soup Mix
Enjoy good company while you spend 2 hours helping to support the Bazaar. 4 slots available on Sunday, October 22nd 12-2 after church. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BA9AC22A13-44721805-bean#/
Other Things to Note:
· It’s not too early to plan what you can bake or make for our People’s Specialties tables. This is how the church makes money on the Bazaar and we always sell out! Sign-up sheets by categories of items are available here. If you want to offer a workshop for a craft or food specialty you think would sell well, please contact Melissa, our administrator, and she will connect you with the right folks.
· We will not be offering the Café in the Commons again this year, to devote more space to our artists and vendors. As a courtesy to the artists and vendors and our Bazaar volunteers, we will offer a mini-café in the rear of the church with a limited menu of items for sale. Please note that this is not being offered for general use or for the public.
· Start Promoting the Bazaar! Please share our Bazaar date with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and networks. Invite them to meet you to shop locally. Flyers and social media resources will soon be available.
· Look for many more volunteer opportunities coming in November’s newsletter, Friday emails This Week at People’s Church, and on the sign-ups on the Bazaar table in the foyer and on-line. Thank you!