The First United Presbyterian Church of Grand Junction, 302 12th St. S., will hold two special events this October — the annual bazaar and quilt auction on Oct. 19 and a community-wide garage sale on Oct. 26 – 27.
The annual bazaar is a tradition that has been coordinated by the Presbyterian Women’s Organization for more than 20 years. The bazaar opens on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. Soup and sandwiches are available for a fee from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event culminates with a quilt auction at 1 p.m. Funds from the bazaar and auction are used to support the ongoing expenses of the church.
Auctioned quilts may be the handiwork of the weekly quilting group. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 – 4 p.m. members of the quilting group meet to quilt and discuss the events of the week. All are welcome to drop in to spend time socializing and quilting.
One week after the bazaar, First United Presbyterian will hold a community-wide garage sale. Items are being accepted through the week of the sale. Drop-off can be arranged by calling the church office. The sale will run from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. Funds from the sale will support the campaign for a new roof on the church.
First United Presbyterian Church is a 140-year-old congregation serving members of Greene County. Rev. Daniel Emmert has been serving First United in Grand Junction for eight years and has been impressed by the service to children at the parish.
Several years ago, a member of the congregation invited children in the community to attend the morning Sunday school program and offered to pick them up to give them a ride to church. She noticed that many of the children had not had breakfast, so she offered them a peanut-butter sandwich. The idea grew into a weekly breakfast served to any child in the community every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers at the church now serve 20 – 25 children per week. The free breakfast is offered year-round.
The children are welcome, but not required, to stay for the Sunday school program and worship. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. during the school year and the traditional worship service is held at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. For more information call the church office at 515-738-2172.First United Presbyterian Church
302 12th St. S. • 738-2172
10:15 a.m. Sunday