Barn Sale History
Barn Sale began over fifty years ago in a member’s barn (hence the name) and
has run almost every year since then. For many years, Barn Sale
was the sole provenance of the
Ladies Aid Society
(later know as the Women's Society), although most
congregation members and others in the community joined in. The funds
raised were allocated by the Women’s
Society to some special project
within the church, or to an outreach chosen by the group. With the
disbanding of the Women’s
in the 1970s, no single group retained the
responsibility for running the sale. It continued to be run by an ad
hoc group of former Women’s
In the 1980s & 1990s, different people took
responsibility for various aspects of the sale under the oversight of the
Coordinator of Volunteer Ministries, a staff position. Today it is
managed solely by volunteers from the congregation. While the
structure of the sale has changed little since its inception, lifestyles and
membership have changed greatly. Difficulties have arisen in staffing
the sale during workday hours. Now the need is even greater as there
are more merchandise offerings each year.
Barn Sale Volunteers
Barn Sale is a great way to meet many members of the
congregation on an informal basis, work together, and laugh together.
Please set aside time
in your schedule for this very important church event. The majority of work is done
during the three weeks at the end of April into early May. Jobs include
publicity, soliciting new merchandise, processing consigned and donated
merchandise, room setup and clean up, cashiering, security, food service for
volunteers and disposal of leftover merchandise.
There are opportunities
to help on weekdays, evenings and weekends. There are jobs for all levels
of involvement. We have small ones, ones that could be for one hour or
whole week. We encourage participation by all members of the church and
look forward to getting to know you better.
would like to volunteer for Barn Sale, please watch for signup sheets during
the month of April each year and
join in the fun and fellowship!
Members and friends of the congregation and many other community residents
participate to make Barn Sale fun for all.
Well over one hundred people will contribute
thousands of hours of effort to make
it a success.
If you haven't
experienced Barn Sale, consider joining us in this rewarding fellowship. Remember, Barn Sale is
*** FUN ***
*** FRIENDLY ***
*** FELLOWSHIP ***
*** FUND RAISING ***