CHC’s bazaar held at Jurong West provides much fun and entertainment for members and friends.
|CN PHOTO: Ryan Ng|
Churchgoers expecting a typical day at City Harvest Church in Jurong West were delightfully surprised by a bazaar held at Level 4 on April 10. Many stalls and booths were set up around the perimeter of the Level 4 lounge, each offering goods or services by enterprising youth. The bazaar saw about 300 visitors that day.
The purpose of the bazaar was to welcome many of the new friends and family who had attended Easter services a week earlier. At the same time, the event also provided a platform for members to showcase their talents and creativity, a tool to encourage each individual to unleash their hidden creative potential.
From stores selling secondhand goods, clothes and accessories to food and beverages, there was something for everyone. There was even a magic show going on at one of the booths which attracted a lot of attention from the visitors. Many were enthralled by the tricks of one magician, who performed coin tricks and card tricks with his deft hands.
Other stores had games and challenges for those looking for a spot of fun. At one booth, participants had to throw a coin at a table filled with neatly-arranged poker cards. Upon landing on a King, Queen or Jack, the player could win a pair of shoes. Another store had a basketball hoop made up from recycled materials. For a token sum, participants could start throwing hoops and get as many basketballs in as possible.
For the avid shopper, a “Blessing Dip” corner was set up for those who purchased products from the bazaar. One coupon entitled one participant to a lucky dip, with Starbucks vouchers, snacks and beverages up for grabs.
This is the second time that the bazaar has been organized by the church. The inaugural one held in December 2009 had been well-received.
“I came to this bazaar with my cell group after service; and I must say this bazaar is really a fun place to hang out,” says Nicole Lim, a regular church attendee. “Instead of going to eat after service as we usually do, this bazaar was something different. I’m delighted that the church decided to organize it again.”