First Congregational Church Dickens' Christmas
First Congregational Church Dickens' Christmas
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Hear ye, Hear ye! The First Congregational Church is holding their 29th Annual Dickens’ Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop by the church and get in the festive spirit with fantastic food, community fellowship, free gift wrapping, great shopping and above all, to remember the meaning of the Christmas holiday.

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The First Congregational Church is located at 6105 Center Road on the Old Mission Peninsula (on the left, just as you turn onto Center Road/M37 to head out onto the Peninsula).


  • 84 incredibly talented, local & international artists will help you find unique & memorable gifts.
  • You could win a “Bountiful Basket” filled with over $1500 in free passes to local events and activities. The Raffle drawing is at 2 p.m., and will culminate with two drawings for the “Bountiful Baskets.” Each basket is brimming with an array of free passes for local events in 2016-2017, such as: TC Fishing half day charter for 6 with Capt. Shaw, Beach Bums Suite for 8, cruise for 2 on the Nauti-Cat, Old Town Playhouse performance tickets for 2, The River Outfitters kayak/paddleboard rental for 2, a stay at the Cherry Tree Inn, Biggby Coffee, Painting With a Twist classes, movie tickets, bookstore & restaurant gift cards, rounds of golf, shopping cash, and much more! Proceeds from the Raffle benefit missions (local & abroad) and provide college scholarships for local students.
  • Enjoy the vocal excellence of TC West Bella Voce Carolers, directed by Stephanie Schall-Brazee.



  • ACT Uganda African Baskets
  • Leif Sporck Ceramic Tile Art
  • Liz Wiedyk Woven & Rag Rugs
  • Erin Lipps Driftwood Art & Home Accents
  • Mary Beth Mitchell Seasonal Centerpieces
  • Richard Burke Woodturner/Craftsman: Bowls, Vases, etc
  • Kevin Kaye Lake Superior Stone: Lamps, Frames, & Vases
  • Karen Templeton Fiber Accessories: Tablerunners etc
  • Keltic Fyre Artistry in Glass & Metal, incl. Nightlights & Garden Accessories
  • Lori Wilcox Painted Windows & Accessories (Wine Glasses, etc)
  • Barbara Dorgan Beaded Silverware & Serving Flatware
  • Michigan Mapleworks Wood Cutting Boards, Cheese Boards, and Utensils
  • Ann Barton Designs Handpainted Ceramic for Dinner/Garden/Home
  • Janice Johnson Mixed Media Plate Clocks
  • Katie Mester Original Oil Paintings
  • Michelle Jahraus Acrylic Artist: Local, Land & Lake Scapes
  • Jennie Ferwerda Fine Art Pencil Sketches
  • Bridgette Jones Nature Prints
  • Christina VanDouser Word Art Picture Frames
  • Marie Gougeon Nature Themed Pottery
  • Mark Andrus Wood Ornaments and Fiber Accessories
  • William Councell Metal Sculpture Art
  • Debbie Raupp Hand Build Pottery
  • Shelly Harmon Pillowcases and Pillows
  • Ginny Cox Rustic Benches, and Window Boxes
  • Run Hamock Custom Hammocks
  • Laurel Wayna Fresh Wreaths (outside)
  • Mira Bell Metal Art (outside)
  • Julie Austin Concrete Stepping Stones, Garden Creatures, etc.


  • Theresa Courtade Mixed Media Skirts
  • Jackie Hirdning Seasonal Items, Sweatshirts & More
  • Julia Judah Crochet Hats, Ear-Warmers, Cowls, & Boot Cuffs
  • Jackie Windmaier Felted Hats, Fingerless Gloves, Scarves, etc.
  • Sarah Morgan Knit Hats
  • Laura Wilson Crocheted Accessories
  • Marcia Decker Upcycled Tshirt Scarves & More
  • Becky Sattler Kid’s Knit Wearables
  • Donnette Lillie & Laura Nespor Knit Wearables for Babies/Kids


  • Lori Taylor Author/Illustrator Children’s Books
  • Natalie Byrne Wool, Felted Barrettes and Ornaments
  • Becky Sattler Detergent Free Fun Soap Shapes
  • Dana Vandewater Doll Clothes, Ethnic Costumes, Aprons, Toys
  • Joyce Ward Childrens’ Books
  • Susan Piehl Finger Puppets, and Accessories for Babies


  • Barbara Quenneville Jewelry
  • Judy Sheets Jewelry
  • Mary Query Jewelry
  • Cora Bell Essential Oil Jewelry
  • Dune Grass Designs Local Stone Jewelry
  • Lauren Roberts Jewelry, Stretch Bracelets
  • Renate Favour Whimsical Insect & Creature Adornments
  • Shirley Eibling Cotton Designer Purses
  • Lee Ann Bronikowski Paper Crafts
  • Donna Garvey Handmade Cards & Note Pads
  • Cindy Bartle Embossed, All-Occasion & Monogram Cards
  • Sierra Bigham Earth Grown Herbal Teas and Salves
  • Jackie Jameson Goat Milk Soaps & Lotions


  • Mike Barnes Leather Craftsman: Journals, Wallets, Boxes, & Switch Plate Covers
  • Pierre Lafoille Jewelry, Gem Trees, & Quilted Runners
  • It’s Maggie Made Fiber Art/Quilts, Ladies & Children’s Accessories
  • Sunya Hobson Doll Furniture, Painted Wood Signs & Decor
  • Pat Wenzel Knit Wearables & Braided Rugs
  • Amy Sly-Krueger Totes, Bags, Aprons, and More
  • Karen & Melissa Drake Cherry Products & Knit Items
  • Kim Cowger Soldered Charms and Stained Glass Ornaments
  • Melodie Middaugh Scrubbies & Crochet Wearables
  • Marti Copplestone Vegan Accessories, Repurposed Furniture & More
  • Stacy Schworm Stained Glass Ornaments & Goat Milk Soap
  • Michelle Barber Jewelry and Recycled Bottle Art
  • Shelley Matuzak Denim Purses, Fleece Mittens/Hats, Pillows
  • Peggy French Pillows, Painted Furniture, Ornaments etc.
  • Joni Marcantoni Pallet Art, Lanterns, Furniture, etc.
  • Christie Trout & Laura Kazmer Lamps, Baskets, Recyl. Wine Bottles, Wrist Wraps
  • Karen Curtiss Lampwork Beads, key chains, buttons, hairpins and more
  • Patti Leasure Knitted & Quilted Items: Wearables and Home Accessories
  • Carol Drzewiecki Knit & Crochet Items
  • Michael Rider Wooden Items


  • Ann Dover Chutneys and Jams
  • Sandra Rushlow Specialty Honey and Spices
  • Debbie Comber Fudge, Flavored Brittle, Popcorn
  • Nate’s Best Kettle Corn Hot Kettle Corn (Outside)
  • Slabtown Coffee Caramel Corn Gourmet Coffee, Caramel Corn,& Sauces

Check out FCC’s website and this fun video for more details and info on the vendors!


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