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Bazaar Shopping (and Bake Sales!)


Hope Church hosts two annual shopping bazaars (and bake sales!) each year.  The Spring Bazaar is held the first Saturday of February, and the Holiday Bazaar is held the second Saturday of October.

The Bazaar committee works year round to make these shopping events fun and profitable.

Bake SaleThe 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:

  1. If you are bringing fragile items (like sets of dishes), please make an effort to loosely wrap them so they don't get broken as we transport things. 
  2. If you come across holiday items you're ready to part with, we'll take those things, too, for the Holiday Bazaar. 
  3. Items may be left in the passageway in the Education building known as the Service Area, but anything large or heavy requires a phone call to Mary Kaylor (863-969-3352) to arrange delivery to our special storage areas

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.

Other questions about the Bazaar? Contact Ava Vanyo or Ellen Martin.

Ever wonder what we do with the proceeds from the Bazaars? Here are just a few examples from recent years:

Foreign Missions:
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

Local Missions:
Beth-El Farmworker Ministry
Cedarkirk Camp
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:
Electronic sign
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
Organ repair

McGrath Hall:
Seal floors & clean carpets
New ice machine & kitchen carts
Stage platforms
New palm trees