United Marketplace Tour

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Something big is coming on November 19 that you won’t want to miss. It’s the

United Marketplace Tour

But first a little background….

For the past 6 months, Chalmers has been involved in a collaboration with some of the other United Churches in town. The purpose was to explore ways that the churches can share resources so that each congregation gets more access to a greater variety of programs. They have also been exploring ways to share special events that are happening with other churches (special speakers, fundraisers, and special events.) Their latest venture is the United Marketplace Tour. This event, hosted by Edith Rankin, Crossroads and Chalmers with special guests, Princess St and Faith United, is a “trail” of 3 bazaars all occurring at the same time (similar to an Arts Trail).

 So what is it?

On November 19 from 10-2 the three host churches will be holding their bazaars and people will be encouraged to check out more than one during the day. Each church does their own planning along with the special guests (Princess St is joining Crossroads and Faith is joining Chalmers), but there is also group planning and advertising so that there will be some degree of cohesion between the events. All of the churches will have some similar tables, but they will also have some unique features. For example, Edith Rankin invites artisans to show their wares, and Chalmers will be featuring our gourmet gifts to go (cookie trays newly imagined and Mason jar mixes) Please mark the date on your calendar – you won’t want to miss it!

 So what is Chalmers doing? How can I join the fun?

Now that you know the basics, here is what Chalmers has planned and what donations we are looking for.


 1. Gourmet Gifts to Go – featuring Cookie trays and Mason jar mixes

A change this year! The cookies will be prepared earlier – for the bazaar – and ready to be frozen. We will have the same wonderful variety in a freezable container. We still need the wonderful baking from all of the Chalmers folks.

Joan – jsimeon601@gmail.com

Mason Jar Mixes – Ingredients for soups, cookies and more, attractively arranged in Mason jars. A gathering of workers will be assembling the jars in early November. If you have jars or circles of fabric to donate please contact Linda at  Hpsesp14@gmail.com


2.Craft Table

“Crafty Ladies /Gentlemen of Chalmers”

We need products of your sewing, knitting, crotcheting, woodworking or other skills to stock our “Craft Table” at the new Bazaar venture in November.

If we each produce 1 or 2 small articles we will have a great assortment of goods!

Are we “up” for the challenge? Let’s show everyone we are!

To verify your participation email Jean jgsills@bell.net, Joan at j-hauser@sympatico.ca or Jan at arrand.jan@gmail.com

Hope to hear from you soon!


 3. Book Table

Please save any relatively new or in good condition novels, mysteries, children’s, etc. books to contribute to our bazaar. No magazines please.

Jane –  jmacewen@cogeco.ca


 4. The Nearly New Table.

This table welcomes jewellery, trinkets, figurines, ornaments etc. Small treasures appropriate for regifting or another person’s pleasure. Rosalie –  dspooner@cogeco.ca

Contact one of the above people to donate and help make this exciting new venture a huge success!