Thrift Shop

Thrift Shop Celebrates Five Years, Honors Volunteers

TS celebration 1The Thrift Shop Team hosted a festive lunch for the congregation on Sunday, September 27 to celebrate the shop’s five successful years, to honor the volunteers who keep it running smoothly, and to acknowledge the congregation’s support.

The Thrift Shop ministry began in March 2011 with the primary purpose of “recycling” gently used goods to people in our neighboring communities at bargain prices. Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing is always in great demand. The shop also offers housewares, small appliances, jewelry, books, games and puzzles, and a variety of other items.

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A New Sign for the Thrift Shop

Thrift Shop SignSay “Hello” to the Thrift Shop’s spiffy new sign and “Goodbye” to the sturdy sandwich board which sat by 25A for the Thrift Shop’s first four years. The homemade sandwich board sign — splinters, chipped paint and all — did its job well and has been retired with honor.

Meanwhile, there is always new merchandise inside the Thrift Shop. We are blessed to receive many donations each week. The team sorts, prices, and displays new items as quickly as possible.

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Thrift Shop Opens…Finally!

NSUMC Thrift Shop has openedWith great joy, the team finally opened for 2015 on February 19. Team Leader Joyce Borghard expressed joyful appreciation to the many people who were responsible for all that was done:

To the trustees for overseeing the contractors who carried out the mold remediation, the partial removal of ceiling tiles and wallboard; the removal of carpeting in the Youth Room which was replaced with tile; the fixing of leaks and the cleaning of all ducts. Continue reading

Thrift Shop News

thriftshopAfter many necessary renovations, the Thrift Shop plans to open on February 12.

The original reopening date was set for February 5, but unfortunately, we were not able to open on that date. Until the winter storm hit on January 24/25, all construction had gone very smoothly, like clockwork. The Trustees obtained the necessary estimates, awarded the contracts, and scheduled everything in the order it had to be done. Amazingly, the contractors came when they were scheduled, worked diligently and sometimes finished more quickly than they had planned. Even the few surprises that were revealed as work was in process, did not cause major setbacks. The work proceeded quickly and with just a few days to go, opening on February 5 seemed a certainty. Continue reading