HolidayBazaarHickory – Usher in the holiday season by attending this festive holiday bazaar on Saturday, November 4 in the Parish Center from 9am to 2pm!  Shoppers will enjoy delicious homemade breakfast and lunch foods while visiting vendors, many of whom are returning from previous years of showing and selling their wares.  Handmade crafts, jewelry, floral decorations, baked goods, and wooden art will be available for purchase.  Specialty vendors from various companies will also be on site to offer goods.

Admission is free, and no yard sale items will be included.  Sponsor of this Holiday Extravaganza is Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA).  This Bethany group is a community of women created in the image of God and called to discipleship in Jesus Christ.  WELCA conducts projects, such as this Bazaar, to support the Lord’s work and to conduct activities that benefit the community at large.  Participants can purchase raffle tickets for $2 each in order to be in a drawing for a quilt made by the members of the Church’s quilting group, a flat screen television, or a very special garnet ring that has been donated.  The members of WELCA will be selling an array of professional knives, which would make excellent holiday presents.  A limited number of chicken pies will be available for takeout purchase with an advance reservation.

Pastor Dr. C. Pierson Shaw will be on hand to welcome all guests, as well as members of the Church’s Evangelism/Social Ministry Committee.

For more information, contact Carol Alley, Church Secretary, at 828-322-5002 or email her at  Also, find us on Facebook.  The Church is located one block west of McDonalds and Ham’s Restaurant at 1644 Main Avenue NW in Hickory.  We look forward to seeing you at Bethany as you assist us in living out our Purpose Statement:  “Gathered to worship, sent out to serve, and continually enlightened by the Word.”