The first Ferndale Community Market was held on Saturday 30 July.
The initiative is one that hopes to bring people in the Randburg area who have things to sell into contact with the community of Ferndale who come to browse and buy. In the process we bring people onto the church property who would otherwise never think of popping in. By meeting our community, in the form of the organisation, the tea garden, the stalls we set up and the general atmosphere, these visitors may become curious and ask questions. At the very least conversation can spark up.
This initiative relies on members of our congregation coming to the Ferndale Community Market because they are curious, and they are interested in community building.
On Saturday 30 July we had eleven stalls that included our White Elephant stall, send-hand books and Tea Garden. There was a good selection of goods from clothing to preserves to personal care and glassware on sale. Some congregants who enjoy community gatherings for the social aspect came to enjoy the tea garden; friends now living in Stellenbosch came to see what this initiative is all about and some congregants brought friends.
All the stall holders made sales, but the day could have been busier. The next Ferndale Community Market is on Saturday 24 September, and we rely on our congregation to help build these events into meaningful community builders, not simply a day of commercial activity.
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