Advent Fair

St. Paul’s intends to hold an Advent Fair in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair will be different from years past, with many items available for sale online and in advance. We may have some in-person shopping opportunities on Saturday, December 5, depending on public-health guidelines and volunteer availability. Stay tuned for more details! 

St. Paul’s Advent Fair is an annual all-parish event that provides a major portion of our annual fundraising revenue and a wonderful opportunity for fellowship.

What can you do to help?

If you are a guest, friend, or shopper (note: 2020 features will be different from what’s listed below):

Mark your calendar for the first Saturday in December, and come prepared for a wonderful Christmas market, featuring:

  • Handmade crafts
  • Gorgeous gift baskets
  • Live glassblowing demonstration, with ornaments and other glass items for sale
  • Raffle 
  • Homemade baked goods, from soups and sauce to cookies and pies
  • Silent auction of goods and services
  • Gifts to support our mission and outreach
  • Good-quality white elephants
  • Children’s crafts and activities
  • Snack bar

If you are a parishioner (note: 2020 opportunities will be different from what’s listed below):

  • Attend a basket workshop in the loft on Sundays after church or Tuesday mornings. 
  • Attend a crafts workshop weekday evenings (see weekly email and bulletin for locations)
  • Help advertise the Fair with a lawn sign (see Emily Mitchell for details) or a flyer
  • Make a cash donation to offset costs of supplies, or purchase supplies for baskets
  • Bake or can something for the Country Kitchen, including the ever-popular Soups to Go section.
  • Bake cookies for the Cookie Walk.
  • Donate good-quality new or gently used items for our White Elephant sale
  • Contribute an item to the Silent Auction!
  • Volunteer to set up Friday afternoon, help during the fair, and/or clean up Saturday afternoon

If you have any questions, or if you want to help, please contact Cathy McSwain or John Mitchell.