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Bazaar goes on line

The Bazaar at St. John in the Wilderness goes on line. The Bazaar at St. John in the Wilderness goes on line.

Because of covid-19, The Bazaar at St. John in the Wilderness has been rescheduled for May 2021. However an Online Preview Sale is under way until Sept. 15.


The fundraiser features fine artwork, jewelry, furniture, linens and silver with proceeds assisting local charities involving women, children and families.
Parishioners Cynthia Shannon and Linda Giltner co-chair the sale, presented by The Episcopal Church Women.

Visit to view all items available. Purchase is easy and secure. A simple text reserves your item to 864-680-2793 or 404-539-7670. After received confirmation all sales are cash and final. Pick up is every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the church’s Parish Hall through the summer.
Tuesdays are best for furniture pickup as help is on hand to load. However delivery is not an option.
“We have up to 80 women of the church organizing this tremendous effort,” Shannon said. “We are grateful for the public support that will enable proceeds to be used for community outreach benefiting thousands in our community and beyond,” Giltner added.
Charities supported in previous fundraising including St. Gerard House, Safelight, Vocational Solutions, Children and Family Resource Center, IAM and Apple County woodworkers and many others.

The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness began with a donation from the Baring family in 1836. That donation to Bishop Ives and the North Carolina Episcopal Diocese was land, and the family Chapel that stood upon that land. On that day in 1836, twenty people signed a vestry book forming themselves into the congregation of the church of St. John in the Wilderness.

The fundraiser now known as the Bazaar at St. John in the Wilderness originated in 1880 and is now organized by The Episcopal Church Women. For the past 140 years, it has been known by various names, but its focus remains unchanged: providing valuable assistance to the community. This year the ECW honors this storied history with a poster design similar to the one used in August of 1900.