This holiday season is the perfect time to experience how purchasing items crafted around the globe, purchased in local markets, can literally change a life.
Area churches are hosting their own bazaar or combining with other churches to create a ‘marketplace’.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- 4th Annual International Bazaar
Asbury United Methodist Church, 3200 Airline Dr., Bossier City
Featuring: Jewelry from Navajo Nation, Handmade crafts from Mexico; homemade cookies from Holy Angels; salsa from LA Methodist Children’s Home; handcrafted baskets, clothing, purses, and much more from Ten Thousand Villages; Jewelry from Caring Hands; Prayer Angels from Haiti; fair-trade coffee and chocolates; and Caring Gifts from Volunteers of America.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Mission Marketplace
St. Joseph Catholic Church in the Family Life Center, 211 Atlantic Ave., Shreveport
Featuring: Dolls made from men's ties by women in Haiti; soft nativity books made by the Presbyterian Women Sewing Ministry; fine needlework made by widows in Bangladesh; note cards from the Renzi Education and Arts Center; packaged bean soup from the Women's Bean Project - soup will also be available for lunch; variety of nativity sets, baskets from Venezuela; handmade jewelry from Beads for Life; candles; crocheted items, items from Peace by Piece.
- A Greater Gift Market
Noel United Methodist Church Worship Center, 520 Herndon St., Shreveport
Featuring: beautiful high quality jewelry; purses; needlework; scarves; bath and body items; puzzles; games; food items and holiday ornaments from Fair Trade artisans around the world; selection of goodies from the Noel United Methodist Women bakesale; gifts crafted by area artisans from the Shreveport community and Caring Gifts from Noel Neighborhood Ministries.