Since Niles Discovery Church no longer owns the property at 255 H St., we will have a much smaller presence for the Flea Market this year.
Flea Market weekend is August 30-31, which also happens to be Labor Day weekend. We will only have the lawn in front of the church along 3rd St. to sell items and people will be responsible for setting up, pricing, selling, and cleaning up their unsold items each day. Sellers are expected to donate their earnings to the church. As of the press deadline, we are negotiating the ability to store unsold items in the church building overnight on Saturday.
Important update: If you want to sell items, please contact Judy Zlatnik. She, bless her heart, is coordinating the sales, table space, and other details.
We will also be selling parking spaces at 36600 Niles Blvd. If you would like to help with that effort, please contact Debbie and Chris Keesis.
We will not have a worship service on August 31. If you are not participating in the Flea Market or in selling parking spaces, our Pastors encourage you to be a “Mystery Worshipper” that day. They got the idea from Ship of Fools (www.shipoffools.com). For over 15 years, Ship of Fools has sent “Mystery Worshippers” to churches who then write a review of their worship experience. “Travelling incognito, they ask those questions which go to the heart of church life: How long was the sermon? How hard the pew? How cold was the coffee? How warm the welcome?” They then write up a review of their worship experience.
Pastor Jeff and Pastor Brenda aren’t asking for written church reviews, but they are interested in ideas you come back with to help us welcome the first-time worshippers at Niles Discovery Church. Please share your ideas with them that will help us make our church not just physically accessible, but emotionally and spiritually accessible, too.