17 East LaCrosse Avenue,
Lansdowne, PA 19050, Office Phone-610-626-0637,
Member of American Baptist Churches, USA (one of the most diverse denominations in the US), and the Philadelphia Baptist Association
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Christmas Fair Vote to Take On Sunday, June 8
Moment of Decision
Immediately following church on Sunday, June 8, a brief congregational meeting will be held to vote on whether the Christmas Fair should be held this Christmas season. The Christmas Fair has been held and much-loved at
Lansdowne Baptist Church for many years. It is a wonderful way to reach out to
the community, spread a little joy, share some fellowship, and build new connections. However, there are people who have
coordinated the fair for years who are not able to continue in their leadership
capacities and others who truly need the commitment of time and God given talents from others to make this work. We are looking for many new people to give the Christmas Fair new
life, and quite possibly new direction. Please be in prayerful consideration about whether you are able to help, exploring and using the gifts God has given you in the process. Also pray about whether this activity should continue this year and come on June 8 with your answer, ready to vote in the way the Holy Spirit leads you.
Here's what is involved with the current Christmas Fair. Right now, the open positions known to exist are Crafts and Publicity. However, all areas could use assistance. New ideas on future directions for the Fair are also welcome.
· Chairperson/Co-chairs: Overseeing
operations, coordinating the event, making sure all the details fall into
·Table operators: Key people who run the
various tables we have or new tables we choose to include.
·One-of-a-kind (unique items people have
made/offered up for bidding, including Matthew’s refurbished computers);
·Been Loved (items in good condition that
are a step above the next table;
·Grandma’s Attic (yard sale caliber
·Bake Sale and Food
·In the past there have been tables with
crafts from other areas around the world
·Craft Workshops: usually the head of the
craft table plans (with assistance on ideas) and organizes craft workshops that
should begin very soon. In the past, regular crafts workshops have been held in
Cooper Room. Some are held at night so that those working by day may join the
·Publicity: let the community know in
many ways in many places that this event is taking place so more can enjoy it.
·Volunteers for Set Up and Tear Down:
Involves moving chairs, arranging tables, helping with table skirts and
coverings, carrying items to Grandma’s Attic up from the basement. Set up
occurs the Sunday before the fair and tear down is on Saturday afternoon of the
·Volunteers: to Serve Lunch.
·Cashier: to fill out lunch order forms
and handle money from lunch orders.
All of these positions need to be filled in
order to have a successful Christmas Fair as it has been held in years past. If it is to happen, many of us will need to
decide and be able to shoulder part of the operations burden. Crafts should
begin to be produced now. Baking will begin in earnest when we approach the
fair weekend, the first Saturday in December, the 6th.
Planning to Follow Quickly
Once the vote has been held, a meeting of all interested parties will follow quickly if it is the decision of the assembled congregation to continue with the Christmas Fair this year.