Women’s Ministry

. . . . in Women of Immanuel

July 2019

Spirit of Christmas Bazaar News

Over the past few months, we have been promoting crafting for the “Spirit of Christmas Bazaar” held each year in November at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Our annual bazaar raises thousands of dollars that support local and global causes. 

It’s been the experience of some of our crafters that making more expensive items can be a risky business. If an item is priced too high, it might not sell well on the general sale floor. Not to fear, that’s where our raffle comes in! 

A piece of furniture… a beautifully hand-knitted article of clothing… a large quilt… an amazing painting… baked treats delivered monthly… a complete set of something special-ly made… Customers may not be willing or able to buy these items outright, but they’re very often willing to spend a dollar on a chance to win such things! 

Each year, our raffle features five or six items handmade by crafters at our church. Tickets are sold on the four Sun-days leading up to the bazaar and during the Saturday bazaar sale hours. The raffle regularly brings in over $1000 with some items actually earning more than the price they were valued at, all in $1 ticket sales. 

If you are interested in donating a more expensive hand-made item for the 2019 Spirit of Christmas RAFFLE, please contact Nancy Evans, 546-2817, or Terri Wisniak, 546-2863. We need to know what your item is by Sept. 22 so the tickets can be printed, and then you need to have your item finished and delivered to the church by October 10. The raffle sales start on Sunday, October 13. 

Women’s Donations 2019!

Click below for a list of donations from the 2018 rummage sale funds and 2018 bazaar funds. A total of $12,000 was allocated. Funds were allocated 30% to Global Missions and 70% to Local Missions, $3,600.00 and $8,400 respectively.

Women’s Donations-Jan. 2019