Preparations are underway for another fabulous “Country Fair” at Seaside United Methodist Church. This year’s fair will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20. Come join us for the wonderful array of options including a massive yard sale including household goods and used clothing, a garden center and sale, a live auction on Saturday morning for larger items, a “silent” auction for fine goods and collectibles, a book room with thousands of used books, a jewelry room with good costume and finer jewelry, and what fair would be complete without a selection of craft and baked goods? In addition, we will have hamburgers and hot dogs available all day and a wonderful meatloaf dinner on Friday night (tickets are available at the door, but we recommend you purchase them in advance as space is limited). Also, one week BEFORE Country Fair, on September 13, Seaside will host a FREE outdoor concert on the church lawn. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and join us for some good-timin’ toe-tappin’ fun. Refreshments will be available (and yes, we will pass the hat…this is a fund-raiser after all). And finally, we will unite on Sunday, September 21 for a single, celebration service in our sanctuary at 10:00 am. This year’s service will be part of our celebration of Seaside’s 25th Anniversary! Note that this service will replace the usual three services that we have each week for this one Sunday only. So join us for a day of song, and for a celebration of our common purpose, “Building Bridges to connect people in a vital relationship with Jesus Christ.” Seaside’s country fair provides tens of thousands of dollars each year for ministries in our community. Much of this money goes to directly support programs already in operation in Brunswick Country. Additional funds make possible the extensive work that Seaside is able to engage in throughout the year to support and enhance our community. Here are some scenes from previous fairs.