Friday, November 07, 2008

Sketching at a fete





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This morning the Noble Street Uniting Church held their annual fete and as usual it was a happy occasion with morning tea, cake on sale, stalls for plants, jams, crafts, books, White Elephant, hamburgers, buskers and so on. I liked the wooden toys one man has been making for many years and I am sure they are better Christmas gifts than the tacky rubbish plastic toys that fall to bits within days. I know quite of a few of the Noble Street people because a while ago I helped them out by assisting with their music by playing the organ or piano on Sundays.

Many churches run annual fetes for fundraising and social networking although it means a lot of work for some of the aging congregations. In East Geelong, we have decided to abandon a fete this year and instead organize cake stalls at the once-a-month car boot sale mornings which are held in the drought-dry grounds of our church on the hill.

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Blogger Penny said...

Hi Wendy, love the sketches, seem to have lost a lot of oomph at the moment, too many depressing things going on in the family, will come back again I know but the run up to Christmas seems to be getting closer than i like.,

4:11 PM  
Blogger karlajean said...

Sounds like fun. What is a "busker"? We have an annual church fair, that sounds somewhat similar--a large flea market, book sale, silent auction, bake sale, cafe, and raffle, with games outside for children. It is a fun day. And yes, we are on the same lectionary...our seminary intern mostly talked about the responsiblity of tending the light, and staying awake--present to the moment. It was a really good sermon, especially for her first one in our congregation.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello Penny,
Can't think about Christmas yet. We never know what we'll do until the last week! I always try and get out of the cooking though.
Karla, a busker is a musician who performs in public - usually in the mall or street and people put money in a hat or something. At the fete the guitar player was their Tongan minister. Now don't ask me where is Tonga! Okay, it's near Fiji.
w.

11:00 AM  

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