November 19, 10am – 3pm
630 Mass Ave, Arlington MA
Our annual rummage sale is back on for 2022!
If you have any questions that are not answered below, send a note to email@example.com
Donations can be dropped off in the vestry starting after church on Sunday, November 13. See below for guidelines on what sells!
If you’re donating a working PC or Mac (less than 10 years old), we need a bit more time to prepare these for sale. Please contact Greg (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible to arrange a drop off or pickup of your working computer.
Attic Treasures. Our largest booth, Attic Treasures is everything that doesn’t fit somewhere else. Lots of kitchen wares, including small appliances, and a solid mass of other bargains.
Toyland. Games and toys like puzzles, Legos, and squirt guns. In past, has featured finds like American Girl dolls and indie board games.
Jewelry Box. Rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches, scarves, and handbags can all be found in the Jewelry box. Everything from fun costume jewelry for dress up time at day care to sterling silver and 14K gold. Come early because the dealers get there fast.
Reboots and Rewinds (electronics). Computers, monitors, stereos, speakers, headphones, keyboards and mice. Whether it’s a Chromebook for school or an 80W amplifier, you can find it here for less than anywhere else.
Book Nook. Tables and tables of books that will fuel your book group for years to come.
The Greenery. A great selection of indoor and hardy outdoor plants, pots, and gardening accessories.
The Blue Table. An unusual tradition started many years ago that draws blue plates, cups, vases, and more from our Attic Treasures. By far the prettiest table in the sanctuary.
The Buttery. Baked goods are always a hit. Wrapped for individual sale with a list of ingredients.
Cafe. Our pop-up cafe always puts together a spectacular meal. Never the same cuisine twice, we’ve served spicy-sweet Caribbean, Vietnamese Bahn Mi, and New Orleans muffalettas.
Raffle. Year after year our church community pulls together, by hook or by crook (see what I did there), a beautiful quilt that is raffled on Saturday.
You can drop off in the Vestry starting after church November 13. Items can be dropped off any time that week while the church is open.
There is always lots to do for the Harvest Moon Fair. Signup at online, at coffee hour, or send a note to email@example.com
Pre-fair sorting and pricing
Thursday and Friday before the Fair are big days for sorting and pricing. The volumes of books, toys, and other items is large and many hands make fun, light work.
Sanctuary Setup and Take down
Our lovely sanctuary must be transformed on Thursday into a grand marketplace and then snapped back into its old self on Saturday evening. We need a hearty crew to make this happen.
Cooking and serving for the cafe
Meal preparation for the cafe typically starts on the Friday before and runs through the most of Saturday. We usually have one or two main chefs but need lots of sous chefs and, of course, there is lots of clean up to do.
Part of the cafe is setup each year for bands and performers to play during service. If you have a musical inclination, let us know.
Fair day booths
Lots of time slots are available for sales in each of the booths above. The common slots are:
where first shift involves a bit of setup and last shift involves some breakdown.
Booth chairs may have a different arrangement.
Every year, all baked goods donated to The Buttery are sold. Sign up to bake cookies, brownies, cakes or pies. Just remember that each item must be wrapped for individual sale. A slice of cake, 3-4 cookies, or a big soft brownie are typical, but you can always check with the booth chair.