Aptos United Methodist Church, 221 Thunderbird Drive, will hold its sixth annual Holiday Boutique Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Twenty-five boutique vendors will offer a variety of handmade items including note cards, glasswork, jewelry, herbs and spices, kitchen accessories, leather purses, blankets and quilts, scarves and gloves, seaglass objects, soaps, succulent dishes, totes, stuffed animals, holiday decorations and more. Church members will have baked goods, jams, plants and painted plaques for sale.
The boutique is a partner with Santa Cruz County’s Small Business Saturday.
Aptos UMC is a mission outreach church. Its outreach activities include providing meals for the homeless through the Association of Faith Communities and the Salvation Army, being a partner in the Mid County Homeless Coalition that provides showers for the homeless, being active in COPA (Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action), NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness), Second Harvest, Project Connect, and LGBT Pride Days. The church sponsors missionary Katherine Parker in Nepal, contributes 10 percent of its income to mission projects of the United Methodist church worldwide, and one percent of its income to regional United Methodist mission work.
Holiday Boutique vendors will include Deerhaven Herb and Flower Farm, Etched by the Sea, Fiddle Bug Bags, Flower Creations, Handmade by Andi, Kept in Stitches Studio, Laughing Wolf Creations, Mama Ray’s Kitchen, One of a Kind, Seaglass Creations by Monica, Sew Unique by Vonnie, Snuggle Up and Read, The Crafty Fox and Therapy Beads.
Proceeds from the sale provide the church with funds to continue its ministries in the county and beyond.