Your donations to this sale may be taken to the fellowship hall any time the week of the sale, from Monday, February 26 at 8 a.m. until Thursday mid-day. The sale will run be held both Friday, March 2 at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Bake Sale Reminder
A big part of the Rummage Sale Weekend is the Bake Sale. Methodist women (and some men) are known far and wide for their outstanding ability in the kitchen. Cakes, pies, breads, cookies, and candy will be available for purchase. These items make perfect gifts for someone special, a terrific dessert for dinner, and they usually can be frozen for a last minute dessert for 2nd Sunday. But plan to come early as the bake sale table is the busiest table on Friday morning and the best goodies go fast.
For any FUMC member considering bringing food goodies, we offer these suggestions:
- All baked goods should be brought to the fellowship hall on Thursday, March 1.
- Bakers/ Candy makers are encouraged to provide or suggest a price for their treats as they are aware of the total cost of the ingredients.
- Bakers are encouraged to package half a dozen cookies in ziplock baggies, if possible.
- Candies and small loaves of cakes or breads can also be donated as well as full size cakes and loaves of quick breads.
- Anything portable and yummy, and not requiring refrigeration is WELCOME!!
THE GREAT METHODIST SWAP
Have you ever done the Methodist Swap? That’s what one loyal husband called the MW Rummage and Bake Sale. His idea is that the good Methodist women of FUMC scour their homes and garages and (his) storage shed, and come up with all manner of things to get rid of (especially from the storage shed!).
Magically these items appear at the fellowship hall, the boxes are unpacked, and WOW, some other Methodist woman has been searching high and low for the very item that was in that box. And the item is paid for and goes home to a NEW Methodist home and hence the name, “The Methodist Swap.”
Cute story! And while some of that may actually happen… most of the items end up being taken home by members of the community who are in need of, or desire them. Regardless of where the rummage ends up, it’s out of someone’s home, or garage, or storage shed and that’s a great feeling – having done some sprucing up.
The really great thing is that money is generated to support the many projects and mission events that MW helps support. Money is given locally to the Salvation Army, School Supplies, Empty Stocking, HISD Education Foundation, Teacher Luncheon, Grad Night, Senior Luncheon, Scholarships, Methodist Children’s Home, Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets. Additionally, funds to support help centers like the Rainbow Room for abused women, children and youth and many other mission projects that serve women and children result from this fund raising event.
Your donations to this sale may be taken to the fellowship hall any time the week of the sale, from Monday, February 26 at 8 a.m. until Thursday mid-day. The sale starts on Friday, March 2 at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Pssst.. don’t forget the Bake Sale going on at the same time. Great yummy treats are going to be on stage, literally!
So be sure to plan to participate in this year’s Great Methodist Swap! See you there!