The Bazaar committee works year round to make these shopping events fun and profitable.
The Bake Sale is always a big hit... as is the announcement the Sunday prior to the Sale. You might see a French chef or the Hope Doughboy... or who knows what! But the announcement will be amusing.
As you prepare your donations for the bazaars, please keep these things in mind:
Please do not leave things outside the church doors; if it rains (which it does unexpectedly quite often here in Florida), your contributions are ruined.
Would you like to help work at one of the bazaars? We'd love to have you; we need LOTS of workers, both men and women. If you're interested in helping to either setup for a bazaar or actually work the day of a bazaar (or both!), please contact Mary Kaylor.
Ever wonder what we do with the proceeds from the Bazaars? Here are just a few examples from recent years:
Eric & Hannah Bell, Indonesia (with Mission Aviation Fellowship)
Drew & Lynn Fitzpatrick, East Africa (with Wycliffe Associates)
Nairobi Chamber Chorus
“Adopted” orphan girls in India
Barrett & Jessica Bullock, Palestine
Beth-El Farmworker Ministry
Tampa Bay Presbytery Missions
Polk Education Foundation Hearth Project
Lake Alfred Church Centennial Celebration
Support Church Members:
Sponsor youth attendance at Cedarkirk Camp
Sponsor women attendance at annual retreats
Fund Church Campus Improvements:
Replace air conditioning units
Mulch for Gardens of Hope
Parking lot paving
Sound board & portable microphones
Window film to cut the glare
New paraments for the Chancel
Seal floors & clean carpets
New ice machine & kitchen carts
New palm trees