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Saturday Nov. 19th * 9:30am to 3pm 

Our beautiful Sanctuary will be part of this year’s Fair, too! There’ll be time to reflect & relax, plus a schedule of mini-concerts, historical presentations, “pew yoga” & armchair massages, and friendly Greeters on-hand to answer questions and share info. Join us, 9:30am-3pm – in Lyman Hall, the Parlor and our historic Sanctuary… Northampton’s Meetinghouse!
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Schedule of Sanctuary Events:
10:00am: SKINNER ORGAN MINI-CONCERT, Dana Pasquale, First Churches Music Director
11:00am: “THE HISTORY OF NORTHAMPTON’S MEETINGHOUSE”, Todd Weir, First Churches Senior Pastor
11:30-11:45am: “PEW YOGA” MINI-SESSION, Janet Gula
12:00pm: SKINNER ORGAN MINI-CONCERT, Dana Pasquale, First Churches Music Director
12:30-12:45pm:  “PEW YOGA” MINI-SESSION, Janet Gula
1:00pm: “THE HISTORY OF NORTHAMPTON’S MEETINGHOUSE”, Todd Weir, First Churches Senior Pastor
2:00pm: SKINNER ORGAN MINI-CONCERT, Dana Pasquale, First Churches Music Director
ALSO – Consider a rejuvenating Armchair Massage… available in the Sanctuary throughout the day!
Win this afghan in the raffle!

Win this afghan in the raffle!

On “Bag Day” in downtown Northampton, Saturday Nov 19th, we will open our doors to the downtown community for our largest annual fundraiser of the year, on one of Northampton’s busiest shopping days of the year! 

Attend the Fair with your family and friends, and be part of the joyful community. Or volunteer to be part of the Fair team… it’s a great way to get involved with the church and meet new people – all are welcome! 

Shop!

Browse hundreds of unique items and holiday gifts including costume jewelry, attic treasures, handcrafted pottery, Christmas-themed items and more. 

Enter to Win! 

Purchase $1 & $2 raffle tickets for your chances to win terrific prizes like a handcrafted quilted wall hanging & afghan, Springfield Symphony Orchestra tickets, Gift cards to many area retailers and much more.  Raffle tickets are available to purchase during coffee hour Sundays through November 13th and on Fair Day. Winners will be drawn that day. 

Enjoy Sweet & Savory! 

A menu of special luncheon items, plus sweet baked goods and our famous fresh baked apple pies for sale! 

Time for Music, Meditation & More 

We’ll present live music, relaxing chair massages & yoga, and quiet time for meditation in the sanctuary. We’ll also offer information about our worship services and programs – Sunday Worship, Sunday School, Youth Group, Common Ground, Missions, Peace & Justice, Cathedral in the Night – as a way to welcome new guests and share information about our faith community. 

Volunteer! 

The Fair Committee is looking for donations for our shopping tablesbakers & helpers for the Baked Goods table, and help with various tasks including Fair set-up (Friday Nov. 18th) & breakdown (Saturday late afternoon) and selling pies & baked goods during the Fair. We also still need a few volunteers to greet guests & share information about our worship & programs, and floaters to help wherever help is needed!  

Promote! 

Do you know of a great location to display a flyer about our Fair? Contact the office to get a copy. 

Pre-Sell Raffle Tickets! 

Get a block of raffle tickets now to offer for sale to your friends or coworkers in advance of Fair Day! Contact Peg Whitham for details.  

  • Please bring donations of jewelry, attic treasures or Christmas items (in good condition) during church office hours or on Sundays thru Nov. 13th. 
  • Contributions of fresh baked items for Baked Goods table can be delivered on Friday 11/18 during fair set up, or early AM Sat 11/19 in Lyman Hall at church. 
  • Volunteer Sign-up sheets are available at coffee hour thru Sunday November 13th, or contact Ann or Leslie (info below) to join the Fair team! 
  • Feel free to call the church office 413-584-9392 with any questions or for more information! 

Help us celebrate in joyful community on Saturday November 19th, & raise much-needed funds for our congregation and outreach!

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