The women of St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Marietta invite area craft lovers to the 11th Annual
“Fall Into Crafts” Marketplace on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2012.
The show, which is sponsored by the St. Andrew United Methodist Women, will take place in St. Andrew UMC’s Keheley Building from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, October 12, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 13.
“Now in our 11th year, this show offers a spacious, easily accessible indoor setting where you can comfortably exhibit your crafts. Our friendly, helpful volunteers and wonderful food make ‘Fall Into Crafts’ Marketplace a favorite among many of our return crafters,” said event co-chair Laurie Yurchak. “This year’s marketplace will feature more than 40 exhibitors. Items for sale will include handcrafted jewelry, decorative painting, handmade soap, hand knitted items, woodcrafts, photography, hair bows, floral designs, and much more.”
“There will also be a silent auction featuring items donated by crafters all day Friday and until 2 p.m. on Saturday,” said "Fall Into Crafts" Marketplace co-chair Becky Fleming. “In addition, the St. Andrew Mission Team will staff the kitchen and sell breakfast, lunch, desserts, snacks and beverages.
“Craft enthusiasts will have a great opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind treasures at this year’s craft show,” said long-time event participant Sue Wallace. “All the proceeds from the Craft Show are donated to missions, including St. Andrew's Appalachian Service Project and Youthworks Teams, blanket ministry, Good Samaritan fund, and SOS Breast Cancer Support group.”
“During the past 11 years the UMW has raised approximately $17,500 through the craft show,” said event volunteer Allison Cottle. “To learn more, please visit www.thepumpkinchurch.org.”
St. Andrew United Methodist Church is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012. Founded in April 1962 by a small group of dedicated Methodists who originally met at Blackwell School, St. Andrew United Methodist Church takes pride in being a family of caring, nurturing followers of Jesus Christ who welcome all those seeking to know and grow in God’s service.
Church founders chose the name St. Andrew because the apostle Andrew is considered a “do-er,” doing the work of the Lord. The first sanctuary, completed in 1964, is now our Community Room. Today, our church family has grown to include more than 350 families dedicated to doing the work of the Lord. Church members accomplish this through various ministries in which we hope all members of our congregation will become involved.