Colleen Oates and Lisa Church with Churchuly Glass
Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) held their fall bazaar and craft fair Saturday, October 24.
Proceeds from the rummage sale went to Disciple’s Women— a ministry within the church that supports many charities and community outreach programs throughout the year.
The organization supports a variety of missions to help make life better for others such as providing school supplies for low-income children and donating food and clothing to Dallas Shared Ministries. Each Christmas Season Disciple’s Women bake and deliver cookies to those who are homebound due to illness or immobility. During the holidays they also bring a Santa smile to elderly residents of Juliette Fowler Communities by filling and delivering Christmas stockings. Last fall they participated in a children’s coat drive and they donated funds to the Ebby House, a home for young girls who have aged out of foster care.
Saturday’s predicted rain may have been spotty throughout the day, but shoppers came in a steady stream to browse Central’s fellowship hall for treasures for themselves and gifts for others.
Central member and elder, Suzie Patterson, worked for weeks prior to the sale organizing and pricing donated items for re-sale. Several church artisans brought in their hand crafted items for a terrific Christmas gift-giving inventory.
Barbara William’s booth was filled with colorful hand-knitted hats and scarves for adults and children. Mary Ann Duckworth‘s homemade American Girl Doll clothes could outfit everyone from Addy to Samantha with dresses, coats, pajamas and even hand-sewn quilts. Dovie Wu filled her booth with some of her beautiful paintings from The Artists’ Showcase Gallery, co-owned by Dovie. Mary Chris Gibbons cleverly displayed her hand-made necklaces, earrings and bracelets on rustic racks artistically designed from yard tools. Shabby Chic cake stands, bird feeders and other “Churchuly” glassware by Lisa Church were among the treasures people took home.
A pumpkin patch reflecting the beautiful colors and homey hospitality of the harvest season welcomed guests to the church. Out back was a blacksmith demonstration by Larry Urban.
Grilled hot dogs and home baked cookies were available for a quick lunch stop.
Thank you everyone who made this day a huge success. If you are interested in any of the crafts displayed at the bazaar, call the church office to contact the artisan. 214-526-7291.
Central Christian Church is located at 4711 Westside Dr. If you missed the bazaar, visit the church on their website at www.cccdt.org. Or come to worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday. All are welcome.