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First Baptist Church Cumming will hold its annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1597 Sawnee Drive. A donation of $1 per person at the door is requested to support the Home of the Brave Quilting Ministry. For more information, go online at
Members of the Ruth Reed Women on Mission at First Baptist Church Cumming hope to raise several thousand dollars for various mission projects this weekend.

The women will hold their annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday at the church, 1597 Sawnee Drive.

Sandi Abbott, one of the event organizers, said the bazaar will feature a variety of happenings, including breakfast and lunch, a bake sale and face painting.

There also will be inflatables for children, a silent auction and more than 40 vendor booths.

“We have a variety of items this year, including handmade scarves and shawls, jewelry, stained glass, hair bows, Christmas trees and decorations ... and vintage Christmas items,” Abbott said.

“Our silent auction items this year include an autographed [Georgia head coach] Mark Richt football, dinner gift certificates, floral arrangements, jewelry, hair care products, a Thomas Kincaid picture and many other items.”

The bazaar has been an annual event at the church for some 18 years, Abbott said.

Funds raised will go to a variety of missions, including the Sacks of Love and Loaves and Fishes ministries in Lynch, Ky., and the church’s own Acts 1:8 Christmas offering, which supports different local projects.

“This is our labor of love for the Lord,” she said. “We pray that people come out and receive a blessing from this event.”

Admission to the bazaar is free, but Abbott said church members will ask for a $1 per person donation at the door to support the Home of the Brave Quilting Ministry, which gives a handmade quilt to every family of fallen Georgia service men and women.

“Last year we raised over $5,000 and hope to do as good or better this year,” Abbott said.

“It’s a great place to buy Christmas presents and know that a portion of your money will go to help those in need. We are ‘the church that gives itself away,’ and we hope that people will come out and share the joy with us.”