Update: UMW Bazaar and Craft Fair
After three months of discussion and prayerful consideration, CUMW's Board voted to cancel plans for the 2020 Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair due to the uncertainty of the pandemic spread, restrictions, in-person worship and church events. As currently done, social distancing would be almost impossible. It was important to let potential vendors know as they plan months in advance. We were also reluctant to request Silent Auction donations from businesses that have been closed for months. It was not an easy decision.
We do plan to sell 2020 White House Ornaments and hope to have several small events as circumstances allow.
~Patricia Wolfe, President
UMW Bazaar and Craft Fair
Our Holiday Bazaar, which is held on the first Saturday of November each year, is known throughout the region as the place to come for holiday crafts, gifts and goodies. With dozens of vendors, a silent auction, delicious food, and more, there’s something for everyone!
Recent Bazaar Beneficiaries
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries: A Western Fairfax County homelessness prevention effort assisting individuals and families who are struggling in the affordable housing crisis with food pantry and other services www.wfcmva.org
You Feed Others (UFO) Ministry: An on-going effort to provide week-end food for children in need at local Centreville elementary schools. Supporting Centre Ridge, Deer Park and Bull Run.
Wesley Housing Development Corporation: The goal of this organization is to develop, own, operate, and maintain affordable housing and to sustain quality communities for low and moderate income individuals in Northern Virginia. www.wesleyhousing.org
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR): The international relief agency of the United Methodist Church. Its mission to respond to the vast needs of human suffering worldwide. It was formed in 1940 in response to the horrific violence of World War II. www.umcor.org
Grace Ministries: Established to address the most pressing material and spiritual needs of low-income immigrants in the region and to empower immigrants to become community leaders. Grace Ministries provides emergency food, clothing, household items, diaper distribution and healthcare information at Centreville United Methodist Church on a monthly basis. www.graceministriesumc.org
Just Neighbors: provides immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees of all faiths and nationalities in Northern Virginia to help them become contributing members of society. It also fosters mutual understanding between immigrants and the larger community in which they live. www.justneighbors.org
Donate to the Bazaar
Our Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair accepts the following donations:
Gently used fashion jewelry of all types. Accepted year-round.
Donations for Silent Auction including: gift certificates to local businesses, goods in new or like-new condition, and services. Accepted year-round.
For more information on donations, contact Centreville United Methodist Women at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with the church receptionist at 703.830.2684.