Christmas Marketplace to Provide Drinking Water (11/10/18)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church | 0 comments

People in PUMC and and people throughout the community have been blessed with all sorts of artistic talent.  Within our own church, we have knitters, crocheters, and wood workers.  We have small groups which use these common interests to learn from the Bible and from each other.  Hooks ‘n Needles meets every week to knit prayer shawls and blankets (and even cancer hats) to people in need of healing and prayer.  The Scrappy Quilters gather twice a month to make blankets which are donated to Domestic Abuse Shelters.  And Our Master’s Carpenters meet in a local wood shop to make items from wood while building relationships around the Bible.

These crafts will be on display (and on sale) during our Christmas Marketplace.


Why are We Having a “Christmas Marketplace”???

In a nutshell, we’re having a Christmas Marketplace because many people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water.  They live in harsh conditions and must travel miles by foot to reach the nearest well.  Part of the proceeds from the Christmas Marketplace will support World Vision’s efforts to provide water to everyone in the world, through an ambitious project to build wells in these impoverished areas.

Check out this video for more information:



Christmas Marketplace
  • Date:          Saturday November 10, 2018
  • Time:          9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Location:  Pitman UMC Fellowship Hall
  • Cost:           Free admission, $35 exhibitor space
  • Who:          Everybody!


Crafty People at Work

Our own artistic folks have already been at work creating items for the Marketplace.  Here are a few photos to whet your appetite for the Christmas Marketplace. 

Hooks ‘n Needles at Work…

Hooks ‘n Needles. L to R: Eileen Oczkowski, Connie Norton, Linda Boltz, Karen Kayser, and Ellen Janack


Woodwork from Our Master’s Carpenters…


Crafty People Wanted

Our small groups are leading the way, but this event is open to the entire community.  We want to spread the word to anyone who can make items that people would want to purchase.  The Christmas Marketplace includes a show of original work that is designed, created and sold by you, the artists. All work must be original and handmade.

The space rental is $35 (and of course, you keep the proceeds from all sales).  The Space Rental proceeds will go to World Vision’s efforts to give the basic necessity of clean water to everyone in the world.

To participate, press the below button to download an application form.  Follow the instructions and return the application to our church office (by October 1).

Christmas Marketplace Vendor Application

The Christmas Marketplace is a “Craft Show” and not a “Yard Sale.”

Throughout the year we will hold Yard Sales in our Fellowship Hall to benefit certain missions.  Stay tuned to the website for upcoming Yard Sale announcements.



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To learn more about Hooks ‘n Needles and Scrappy Quilters, click this button:   Thread ‘n Yarn  


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