Come to Community-wide Market

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Furniture and jewelry, both new and old

So many items waiting to be sold.

Crosses and metal works, gadgets, and food

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So much to offer, and it will all be so good.

Clothes, décor, and so much more

It’ll be like shopping in one giant store!

On Saturday, the United Methodist Women of Jefferson street United Methodist Church will hold its 4th annual Community-Wide Market at the church, 511 Jefferson St.

Beginning at 7 a.m., booths located both inside and outside will be filled with a vast menagerie of items. Millicent Mayo and Brenda Williams, who are co-chairing the Market are sure that the merchandise will please the bargain hunters, the DIY enthusiasts, the collectors, the “ooh-I-want-that” people, and the people who just generally love to shop!

The Christian Life Center and the parking lot will be filled with over 40 vendors, some from Natchez, and some from outside the Miss-Lou. This year we will feature booths that include such items as handmade jewelry, gently worn jewelry, handmade crosses, metal works, wood works, painted furniture, pottery, fine art, prints and watercolors: wreaths, wooden bowls, sculptures and monograms; birdhouses, clocks, baby clothes, miscellaneous antiques, incense, housewares, porcelain, Amish delicacies, and multiple booths of garage sale items appropriately referred to as Trash to Treasure! There will even be a concession stand with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, so that you can grab a bite of lunch and continue shopping.

Our hours of operation will be 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. We advise you to come early so that you may have top choice.

The United Methodist Women of Jefferson Street United Methodist Church can certainly be classified as a group of hard-working ladies. There are currently three groups, or circles, of United Methodist Women at Jefferson Street Church. Each circle meets monthly, and six times a year, the three circles come together for a joint meeting and luncheon. We do multiple mission projects during the year, and all proceeds from the Market will be used to help support these projects. Some of the projects of the United Methodist Women of Jefferson Street Church are the Christmas Shoebox Ministry, the World Thank Offering. Locally, we support the Stew Pot, Habitat for Humanity and the Natchez Children’s Home Services. Additionally, a group of UMW members does weekly reading tutoring at McLaurin Elementary School. On the state level we help support Camp Wesley Pines, the Bethlehem Center, United Methodist Choctaw Mission, Moore Community House, Wesley House and the Gulfside Association, all which are geared toward mission work for women and children. We also work to support National and International missions in conjunction with the United Methodist Church.

Please join us in this shopping extravaganza — have fun, see friends, take home a treasure or two, and give to help others — all in one day. See you on Saturday at Jefferson Street.


Kathy King is the publicity chair for the Community-wide Market and a member of United Methodist Women of Jefferson Street United Methodist Church.