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Monday November 20, 2017


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Trinity Church of Rocky Hill Holiday Craft Fair Dec 9

Trinity's annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, December 9, from 10 am to 3 pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to shop for unique holiday gifts for family and friends, and to support our local artisans. 20 vendors will be offering lotions, soaps, SeneGence, jewelry, pottery, LuLaRoe, alpaca yarns, jams, skin care, pickles and peppers, knitted scarves and shawls, handbags and totes, children's sweaters and hats, Scentsy, drawings and paintings, Christmas ornaments and decorations, and so much more. There will also be delicious baked cookies, pies, cakes, breads and other goodies for sale made by the talented Trinity bakers.  

Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Nov 21

A Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be hosted by Blawenburg Church on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 21, at 7:30 pm. The service will include songs, readings, prayers, and comments from local faith leaders. The service will provide an opportunity to give thanks for the blessings in our lives and in our world. A time of light refreshments will follow the service.

"We have a lot in common and a lot to be thankful for," Pastor Jeff Knol, who is helping to organize the interfaith event, said recently. "We encourage people of all faiths to come and join their voices and hearts with diverse members of our extended Montgomery community."

Blawenburg Church is located at 424 Route 518 in Blawenburg Village. (For GPS use Skillman 08558).

Sinterklaas Bazaar at Blawenburg Church Dec 2

Blawenburg Church will kick off the Christmas season on December 2 with its long-standing Dutch Christmas Bazaar known as Sinterklaas. This event has its roots in the third century when a bishop named Nicholas gave away his fortune to the poor. By the 18th century, the people of the Netherlands were celebrating the "Feast of Sinterklaas" by exchanging gifts. Blawenburg Church celebrates this tradition by offering many different foods and goods for the holiday season to the community.

Here is what you will find at Sinterklaas: quilted items and crafts, including handmade Christmas d├ęcor, the ever-popular homemade soups sold frozen, delicious homemade baked goods, and a hearty lunch. As always, our "white elephant" booth will feature new and gently used treasures, suitable for gift giving. Local Boy Scout Troop 46 will be on site to sell their Christmas wreaths. You will have an opportunity to contribute to Heifer International, a mission that teaches the hungry to feed themselves. Chances are you will find a treasure or two to brighten the holiday season.

"We have two new additions to the bazaar this year, and we are very excited about them", says Barbara Reid, co-chair of the event. "We are opening our church for a quilt display. A variety of antique and new quilts will be on display in our 1832 sanctuary. They each tell a unique story. The bazaar will also include a silent auction this year. We have terrific items and services for sale, including NJ Devils' tickets, a number of one-of-a-kind gift baskets, and services such as lawn care and painting."

Sinterklaas begins at 9:00 am and ends at 2 pm. You might want to time your visit to have lunch while you are there. In recognition of the early purpose of Sinterklaas, a portion of the proceeds will go to local and global missions as well as to the preservation and restoration of the historic church.

Blawenburg Church's Sunday service is at 10 am. Light refreshments are served following the service.