St. Paul’s Advent Fair – December 7 – 9 am to 2 pm

St-Pauls-Advent-FairSubmitted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

On Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to 2 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual Advent Fair featuring gifts, crafts, food, and holiday cheer for all ages, with all proceeds benefiting the work and ministries of the church.

One of the hand-painted chairs in the Advent Fair's silent auction -- Courtesy image
One of the hand-painted chairs in the Advent Fair’s silent auction — Courtesy image

The parish hall will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, filled with beautiful gift baskets for everyone on your list, handmade ornaments and crafts, delicious homemade foods at the Country Kitchen, and more. Our Silent Auction features donations from local businesses, one-of-a-kind items for that special someone, and this year, hand-painted chairs designed and created by local artists and crafters.

Also new this year is a Cookie Walk: dozens of St. Paul’s best bakers have been hard at work creating delicious, beautiful holiday cookies for you to mix and match. This year’s Raffle features a Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II, perfect for sharing the music on your iPod or iPhone wherever you are. The vintage jewelry table is back, along with the Outreach table offering Heifer International cards and other items to support mission and ministry around the world.

With a snack bar for lunch, children’s activities to keep the kids occupied while you shop, and a host of treasures to explore, you could spend hours enjoying the fellowship while you check off everyone on your gift list. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted, and we’ll even help you carry your items to your car when you’re done shopping.

The Fair is the premier fundraising event for the church each year, with proceeds supporting the ministry and operations of St. Paul’s, including its support of the Bedford Food Pantry and Community Table, youth formation, men’s and women’s retreats, and global organizations such as Heifer International.

A sampling of the many items available:

  • Gorgeous gift baskets for every occasion and budget
  • Handmade crafts and decorations, including hand-blown glass ornaments
  • Silent Auction featuring one-of-a-kind hand-painted chairs, event tickets, an American Girl Julie doll, and more
  • Raffle for a Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II: https://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/digital_music_systems/bluetooth_speakers/soundlink_wireless_speaker/index.jsp
  • Country Kitchen with homemade Soups-to-Go, sauce, breads, cookies, and more
  • Cookie Walk with dozens of homemade holiday cookies
  • Outreach items including Heifer International cards
  • Vintage jewelry
  • Books and DVDs
  • Children’s activities
  • White elephants
  • Snack bar serving breakfast and lunch

St. Paul’s is a fully-accessible Episcopal church located at 100 Pine Hill Road in Bedford, MA. For more information, please call the church office Tuesday through Friday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm, at 781-275-8262, or visit www.stpaulsbedford.org.


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