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Farmington United Methodist Looks Toward Busy August

Members of the Farmington United Methodist Church will be collecting tuna and bagged beans this month as part of their ministry to assist the Escalon C.A.R.E., Community Action Resources of Escalon, Center food cupboard. The collection is part of the Summer/Fall mission projects at the church, with an ongoing effort of collecting school supplies to present to the Farmington Elementary School.

Also planned is a special Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, Aug. 7 for preschoolers to college students. All are invited to bring their backpacks to the 10 a.m. worship service on Aug. 7 at the church, 25626 E. Elm St., Farmington, to have them prayed over and blessed just before the start of the new school year.

Each Wednesday, the United Methodist Women group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the church to work on crafts and prayer shawls. The UMC is also accepting applications for its annual fall bazaar, which is set for Saturday, Oct 22 at the church. Participants are encouraged to reserve their space early; cost is $25 and exhibitors must bring their own tables for display of items. You can show and sell crafts, baked goods and artwork. No commercial items allowed.

The bazaar itself will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch will be available that day from the United Methodist Women from 10 1 p.m.

Call for more information or to reserve a space, Susie Bakewell, 209-603-3668. Deadline to sign up is Oct. 11.