Rummage & Bake Sale right around the corner

October 24–26, 2019

Our rummage sale inventory is a little short this year. Now is the time to go through your closets and donate your unwanted treasures. We’re surprisingly short of furniture this close to our sale.

So, talk to your friends and neighbors and see if they have any good stuff they’d like to contribute to our wonderful sale.

The time to donate your items to the church is Monday, October 21 through Wednesday, October 23. We’ll accept all donations at this time, but the items for the October sale include:

  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Christmas / holiday / toys
  • Small electronics
  • Cameras
  • Hand tools
  • Jewelry
  • Crafts
  • Paintings
  • Medical equipment
  • Sports equipment
  • Books / DVDs / CDs
  • Office items
  • Housewares

And, of course, we’ll have our Bake Sale and food services.

So, in addition to generating needed revenue to maintain the quality of our church building and grounds, who benefits from a Church of the Palms Rummage Sale and all that hard work (and laughter & fun)? Here are some of the beneficiaries:

  • HART Pantry, (Helping At Risk Teens)
  • Dysart Community Center (neighbors in need)
  • Glendale Mission (asylees)
  • Justa Center (homeless seniors)
  • Disabled Veterans
  • Downtown Phoenix homeless shelter
  • Navajo Reservation
  • Valley View Community Food Bank & Thrift Shop (serving Sun City and other west valley communities)
  • Charity Recycling (supporting Boys & Girls Clubs)

20% of the dollars generated from the sale go to our Board of Mission and Outreach and all the other organizations they support.

If you can help or have questions please contact one of the members of the 2019 Rummage Sale coordinating team:

John Durbin, Board of Mission and Outreach
Pat Durbin, Board of Evangelism
Judy Jondahl, Board of Stewards

We need lots of help and we would love to have you be involved. Look for Sunday bulletin announcements, future Palm Leaf issues, and posts on our Facebook page for additional information. Thank you all very much!!

Thank You for Being the Church: Benefits of a Rummage Sale

Church of the Palms lives its mission statement: “Sharing God’s Unconditional Love, Justice and Extravagant Welcome.” This is evident in many ways, but no more so then in the Rummage Sale. What are the benefits of all that hard work and who really benefits from a Church of the Palms Rummage Sale? Here are some of the beneficiaries: New Life Shelter (domestic violence victims), HART Pantry (homeless teens), Justa Center (homeless seniors), Disabled Veterans, Downtown Phoenix homeless shelter, Solutions Church (African refugees), Asylum Seekers from Central America, CASA, Navajo Reservation, Children First Academy, Charity Recycling (supporting Boys & Girls Clubs). Oh, by the way, don’t forget: 20% of the proceeds of the sale go to our Board of Mission and Outreach and all the other organizations they support.

But what are the direct benefits to the Church of the Palms? The Rummage Sale, like our Community Thanksgiving Dinner, allows us to “Be the Church.” These events build and strengthen the sense of community that permeates the fabric of our church. These activities help us make new friends and build relationships. But what about the money? Well, 80% of the $19,000 in sale proceeds, or about $15,000 this sale, stays with our church and is used to maintain and improve the building in which we all gather to worship God and share fellowship experiences together.

Oh, it’s just a rummage sale. Hardly!! Thanks to the “donaters,” the workers, the buyers. We love you all!!

2019 Spring Rummage & Bake Sale: first call for donations and volunteers

Important dates to mark on your calendar:

Wednesday, February 14, 9 a.m.: Organizational meeting

Sunday, March 10: Bake sale sign up begins (sheet in narthex)

Monday, March 25–Wednesday, March 27: Bring donations to the church

Thursday, March 28–Saturday, March 30: Rummage Sale and Pop Up Bakery!

The hours of the Rummage Sale have changed this year. Sale hours will be as follows:

    • Thursday 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Friday 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Saturday 7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

You’ll also be able to use a credit card for all purchases of $100 or more.

The organizational meeting is for volunteers and all those interested in finding out more about the sale.

If you can help or have questions, please contact one of the members of the 2019 Rummage Sale coordinating team:

    • John Durbin ~ Board of Mission and Outreach
    • Pat Durbin ~ Board of Evangelism
    • Judy Jondahl ~ Board of Stewards

Or sign up on one of the volunteer sheets in the narthex or office. We need lots of help and we would love to have you be involved.

If you’ll be baking something for our wonderful bake sale, please plan on filling out the bake sale sign up sheet which will be available in the narthex.

Now’s the time to go through your closets and storage areas and donate those items that have served you well but now need a new life with new owners who’ve been looking for just such items. Your donation items will be sorted, priced, and staged for the Rummage Sale!

If you need to have an item picked up prior to Sunday, March 24th, please contact John Durbin.

We’ll be accepting all donations during the dates above, but the items for the March sale include:

Clothing | Handbags | Shoes | Belts |  Luggage | Linens | Decorative Pillows | Books | DVDs | CDs | Office Items | Electronics | Tools | Notions | Housewares | Furniture

More details will follow. Thank you very much!

We’ll do it all again in October . . .!