The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Churches to host annual Christmas bazaars

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  • Already dreaming of a white Christmas or have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head?
    Christmas is in the air in Newton, as area churches prepare for their annual holiday bazaars this weekend. Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, First Christian Church and Salem United Methodist Church will all be offering a variety of crafts, food items, jewelry and more.
    Proceeds from the bazaars go to support local mission projects.
    Trinity Heights
    Trinity Heights United Methodist Church will host a bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 12th and Boyd. The church will offer a chocolate walk and a cookie walk, as well as tables filled with treats the women of the church have been preparing for the past several days.
    Nearly 30 vendors will be offering items for sale. Cinnamon rolls and coffee will be available in the morning, and lunch will be served at noon. All proceeds from the project will go to a local mission.
    First United Methodist
    First United Methodist Church will host its bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 801 N. Main. Lunch will be served by the Methodist Men from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring sandwiches, soups and homemade pies.
    The bazaar's food marketplace will include peppernuts, fresh-baked bread and rolls, and homemade pies, cakes, cookies and candy. Arts and crafts available include purses, jewelry, embroidered tea towels, and dress-up tutus for children. New this year is a vintage marketplace featuring a hand-crocheted bedspread and tablecloth from the 1950s, toy tin dishes and a metal dollhouse. The youth group booth will feature homemade salsa and party mix, chalkboards and crafts, and inspirational calendars; funds raised will support a service trip to Pine Ridge, S.D., in June 2014.
    Funds raised by the First United Methodist bazaar will be used to support mission programs.
    First Christian
    First Christian Church will host the Kansas Christian Home Auxiliary holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 102 E. First St. The church will offer a breakfast bar both days from 8 to 10 a.m., featuring sausage gravy and biscuits, along with muffins, sweet rolls, orange juice and coffee. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, with the choice of chili, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, chips, soft drinks or bottled water. Free popcorn will be served.
    A variety of goods will be available at the bazaar, including: Christian Women’s Fellowship peppernuts; a silent auction for an 80-year-old quilt made and donated by Opal May Evans; hand-embroidered pillowcases; crocheted items such as infant cocoons, French hats, clip-on bows, baby blankets and more; and holiday food items at the bake sale.
    All proceeds go to the Kansas Christian Home. This past year, the auxiliary donated $4,000 towards a $20,000 kitchen expansion project; purchased a $4,000 lift to help with patient care; and purchased three barbecue grills for resident picnics in the Home Courtyard.
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    Salem United Methodist Church will host its bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A silent auction and bake sale will be held, and there will be a large selection of vintage jewelry.
    About 20 vendors will be at the bazaar, offering items such as Tastefully Simple food mixes; jewelry and purses; florals, tutus and ornaments; scarf charm jewelry and silverware jewelry; square nail cross sculptures; peppernuts; kitchen towels, dish cloths and aprons; hand-painted woodcrafts; and homemade baked goods, breads, rolls, cookies and pies.
    The proceeds from the bazaar will go to a local food bank and repairs for the church.
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