Holiday Bazaar

Our Holiday Bazaar is a community event open to the public. The joy of working together, each individual sharing his or her gift of time and talents before and during the event creates a great deal of fun and fellowship.


Participants: Adults and Youth

Date: The Saturday before Thanksgiving




It’s that time again .. in less than 2 weeks, we will open our doors to the holiday shoppers of Aquidneck Island and beyond! Our mission is to provide an opportunity for everyone to find something special and affordable for the people on their gift list. Better yet, everyone who comes through the doors gets to experience the warmth, friendship and joy of the “amazing grace, amazing place” community here at United Congregational Church. Finally, we get to raise some money for our church and our missions!

Here’s the plan:

Ye Olde Gift Shoppe – this is an opportunity for us to donate some of the “stuff” that is no longer being used, collecting dust or taking up space. Remember, the theme is “gift shoppe” so we are looking for unique, beautiful well-kept items that would make a special gift for someone else.

Santa’s Workshop (the toy room) – help us stock our shelves with clean, gently used toys, books, dolls, games and puzzles (with all the pieces!!)

Book Nook – hard and soft cover books, coffee table books, popular fiction, biographies, how-to books, cookbooks, gardening books, books on tape ..

Hall of Art – more art than walls in your house? We’d love to sell your surplus.

Earrings, pendants, brooches, bracelets and rings you haven’t worn in years could make a lovely gift for someone else. Your donations are cleaned, polished, packaged and on display at the end of the Learning Center hall at the Jewelry Box. Look for a donation box in Farnum Hall on Sundays after church.

In Farnum Hall we have long tables of beautiful Crafts made by members of our church at home or on craft nights. We also have the Bake Table loaded with homemade cookies, brownies, pies, cupcakes, candy, breads and other delectables. One stop shopping for Thanksgiving! In the middle of Farnum Hall is the Raffle Table. On this table are new items, gift baskets, and gift certificates with a container for raffle tickets in front of each item. The winning tickets are drawn at 1:45 PM the day of the bazaar. The proceeds of the raffle table benefit our church missions.

Finally, the UCC kitchen puts on a tasty luncheon of soups, sandwiches and the most delicious apple crisp a la mode!

Dates for craft nights, donation drop-off (other than jewelry) and set-up to follow.

So that’s the scoop. Please solicit your neighborhood businesses for gift certificates and other raffle donations. Sign up, show up, get involved .. It’s a little hectic, but a lot of fun and fellowship. If you have any questions about the Holiday Bazaar or Bazaaro, as I lovingly refer to it, find me after church on Sundays, or call me at 662-1895.

Bazaaro Pam (Kilroy)


What People are Saying

Our church is very special. While we are a community of worshipers, we are also a community of friends and family. Anyone is welcome to join our family and that is a beautiful thing. — Noah, Age 16
The trucks in the nursery are fun to play with. — Kevin, Age 6
Our Church is generous with people in need. Our church has great programs for children and youth. — Joe, Over 65
I like coloring with my friends during Sunday School. — Violet, Age 7
I like that when Sunday School is over we go have something to eat. — Matt, Age 12
I have been a part of this church as a child and now as an adult. It's has always been a fun, welcoming, and very special place at each stage of my life. — Laura, Age 34
Bright! Cheery! Friendly! Great Pastor! Great music! Comforting, helpful and warm! Uplifting illuminating sermons. Our church has it all! — Bob, Age 72
This church offers friendship, music and the preaching of God's word.
This place is a very warm, friendly family of believers, sharing the struggles of life, supporting each other along the way. — Melissa, Age 51
I like listening to the Bible stories with my friends. — Damek, Age 11
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +

Highlighted Events

• Worship Service - Sundays at 10 AM

• Prayer Circle - Tuesdays @ 4 PM

• United Knitters - Thursdays @ 10 AM

• 2nd hour w/ Southern Poverty Law Center - 2/24 @ 11:30 AM

• Community Meal @ United Baptist - 2/27 @ 5 PM

• Ash Wednesday Service Service - 3/6 @ 7 PM

• Chili Cook-off After Worship Service - 3/17 @ 11:00 AM

• 2nd hour w/ Ed Fitzpatrick - 3/24 @ 11:30 AM