It is a great way to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, while helping out a worthy local charity.
Starkville First United Methodist Church will be hosting the 9th Annual Christmas Handworks Bazaar, set for Thursday, Nov. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. with extended evening hours to 7 p.m. in the Christian Life Center.
Vendors from throughout the state will be on hand to provide unique artistic options for your Christmas gift-giving this year.
The Sweet Shoppe & Sandwich Store will have homemade frozen casseroles for sale that would be perfect for upcoming holiday or family events. Delicious baked goods will also be for sale.
Coffee and snacks will be served throughout the day and lunch will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Later in the day, BBQ plates will be for sale between 5- 6:30 p.m. Boston butts will also be sold for $30 each, but they request that people order those in advance. Please place those orders by calling the church office at (662) 323-5722.
Proceeds from the annual Bazaar go to support the Starkville Habitat for Humanity, and the building projects lead by Starkville’s First United Methodist Church. This year, the church will be funding an entire house.
Dr. Giles Lindly, senior pastor at Starkville’s FUMC, said the church supports the Oktibbeha County Habitat for Humanity with the proceeds of the Bazaar.
“However, every few years, we make Habitat our major mission project for the year, raising the $70,000 needed for a house,” Lindley said. “That endeavor requires the Bazaar, our Mission Garage Sale, special
donations and funds from our annual missions budget.”
Lindley said that while the labor on the Habitat House is done by people inside and outside of the church family, including Habitat workers, Mississippi State University students and Spring Break Mission Teams from other
schools, Starkville FUMC feels a special connection to the houses they help fund.
For more information about the Christmas Handworks Bazaar or to make a donation for Starkville FUMC’s Habitat for Humanity fundraising project, contact the church office at (662) 323-5722.