Rummage Sales

OUR RUMMAGE SALES - ALWAYS THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF MAY AND OCTOBER
(THE WEEK BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH)

 

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Women's organizations of First Presbyterian Church have been holding rummage sales to raise funds for mission since 1906. Today's rummage sales happen twice yearly and fill the church with wonderful treasures, good food, and workers and shoppers who return year after year for the fun, the friendships, and the bargains. Our workers come from far and wide. One family makes it into a reunion time, flying from the west coast to spend the week with relatives and work at the rummage sale. 

Available rooms of the church are transformed into boutiques selling toys, children's clothing, housewares, books, sporting goods, electronics (computers, tvs, coffee makers, cameras, etc.), women's clothing (skirts and slacks, blouses and sweaters, dresses, coats, lingerie), men's clothing (shirts, sweaters, slacks, suits), shoes for the family, linens, hats, purses, scarves, jewelry, and a popular department called the Cheap Boutique which sells just about everything else. The furniture department overflows and we collect special decorator items in our new Decorator's Den.

Shoppers and workers alike enjoy the reasonably-priced food: soups and sandwiches, salads, cookies, and the famous Rummage Sale Carrot Cake.

The primary purpose of the rummage sales has always been mission. Funds generated by the twice-yearly rummage sales support local, national, and international mission projects. But in addition, usable items that do not sell during the sale are given to local charitable organizations.

 

PW Statement of Purpose

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves

  • to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
  • to support the mission of the church worldwide,
  • to work for justice and peace,
  • and to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.