Well as sad as we were to announce that our spring sale would be cancelled due to the construction timeline at the Church, we are very EXCITED to let you know how you can still help our ministry partners.  As many of you know, the consignment sale isn’t just about helping our consignors make some extra cash (although, that is an amazing perk – Right?!), but we use the funds raised at our sale to help our ministry partners right here in Matthews and also across the nation and around the world! Isn’t that awesome!?

Without the sale, we don’t have the money (and left over goodies) to distribute.  This is where you can STILL help us in this endeavor.

PRESENTING….. D-R-U-M Roll Please….. The FIRST ever - 

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March 29th – 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

We all have a Garage, Basement, Attic, or Closet that we have been dying to clean out.
NOW is that time!

Go ahead, clean out all those nooks and crannies where you have all your treasures that you aren’t using anymore stored away and DONATE them all to us! We will take anything… clothes, furniture, antiques, tools, cars, appliances (that work), toys… you name it, we will take it! Here is the best part, all you have to do is drop the goodies off at the Eagles Nest anytime between March 17-28th – we will tag everything for you! That’s right – no pricking your fingers with those darn safety pins or running out of printer ink when you are printing your very last sheet of tags the morning before you are supposed to be dropping your stuff off! – All you consignors know what I’m talking about… *wink* *wink*

If you have any large items (ie: couch, lawn furniture, washer/dryer, camper – just threw that in there to see if you were paying attention!), call Mike at 704-516-1863 and he will arrange to have someone pick it up for you if needed.

Ok, Ok… so if you are one of those really organized people who don’t have any treasures hidden and you have already cleaned out all your stuff that you don’t use anymore – well you can still help us too!

Mark your calendars for  March 29th from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and come shop with us!  You are guaranteed to find just the thing that you didn’t even know you were looking for…. how about that.  God is GOOD!

All monies received from the sale will go directly to our ministry partners and all unsold merchandise will be donated to Matthews Help Center and With Love From Jesus immediately following the sale.

So get to cleanin’ peeps!  We need your stuff! **Smiles**

Spring Sale – Cancelled (but we are gonna come back bigger & BETTER!)

The Spring 2014 Children & Teen Consignment Sale at Matthews United Methodist has been cancelled due to the renovations that are happening in the gym and community room.  

Please know that the Committee has put a great deal of thought and prayer into alternate ways to hold the sale.  Unfortunately, with each scenario, the potential obstacles and liabilities overcome the ability to put on the high quality sale that both our consignors and shoppers have come to expect.  

We hope that you will be understanding of our decision and will return to Matthews United Methodist Children & Teen Consignment Sale in the Fall of 2014.  We believe that you will find our improved facility to be a great asset to the sale.

Spring Sale Update….

Well as promised, here is the most up to date information about the Spring sale.  Well everything was looking good…. up until earlier this week, when we hit a tiny bit of a snafu.  It looks like the construction process at Matthews United Methodist Church is going to take a wee bit longer than expected.  We got a copy of the final construction calendar, and if we stay on track as it stands now, they will not be completed with the construction process till March 31st….  that is if everything stays on time from this point out (which we all know can be a bit iffy – boo!)  

So as of right now, January 15th – we will not be having the sale at the church.  But WAIT! Don’t stop reading!  

We are working tirelessly – and I mean pulling at every string and looking at every single option that we can find – to figure out an alternate space to have our sale.  We are currently working with a couple other churches to see if we can possibly use some of their space for this amazing community outreach.  Trust us, it is a lot of work to put on a sale of our size and magnitude, but we are committed to trying to pull this thing off!  Our committee is working diligently to find a way to make this work.  We understand more than anyone how much this sale means to our community. For those that shop with us to save a little extra cash on the clothes that our kids outgrow all to quickly – and for those that consign with us to make a little extra cash to pay bills or take that summer family vacation.  We also realize that a lot of our partner agencies would be greatly impacted if we didn’t have our sale.  So, please rest assured that we are doing everything that we can to pull this off.  We are having a meeting tomorrow night about our options – and hopefully will have a definite YES or no on the big question – Will there be a Matthews UMC sponsored Spring Children/Teen Consignment Sale? We will let you know just as soon as we have our final answer!  We will post it HERE on our website before anywhere else.  Promise!

Thanks everyone for all your support during this semi-chaotic time for us!  What can we say, we like to keep things interesting! :0)

Sping Sale 2014 Update

Hello friends!  We hope that everyone had a great Christmas season and New Year!  

Ok, now on to the really important thing that everyone is waiting to know…. are we going to have a spring sale in 2014?  The answer is most likely…. we have just a couple loose ends that need to be taken care of, and we need to make sure that all of the construction timelines are going fall in place.  As most of you know, Matthews UMC is getting ready to start a total renovation of the gym and dining area where we usually have our sale.  We are scheduled to be the FIRST (read between the lines – could be some kinks) big event to be held in the new and more user friendly space.  We are VERY excited about this!!  We will have a definite yes or no on if the sale can take place no later than January 15th, 2014.  So please check back here often for more sale updates.  Due to the construction and the change of space layouts and not knowing how all the cookies are going to crumble, we will only be able to take a limited number of consignors for this sale.

Check back often… we will post updates as soon as we know them.

Now back to the New Year’s Day Celebrations – make sure ya”ll eat your collards and black eyed peas now, ya hear??!!  :0)

WOW! What a FANTASTIC sale!

There is only one word that I can think of for the fall sale…. WOW!  I hope that you all found some great deals on some amazing fall and winter deals.  A special thank you goes out to New Life 91.9 who came out and provided our fantastic early morning shoppers with FRESH Krispy Kreme donuts and some really cool 91.9 swag!  That isn’t all they did either… one lucky shopper won a brand new travel system and another shopper won a $50 gift certificate to use during their shopping trip!  AMAZING!  A HUGE thank you to our great supporters like New Life 91.9!  Another great thing that came out of this sale was the amount of things that got donated to our ministry partners.  They were all so very appreciative of all the amazing clothes, games, books, and other children’s items they were able to take back to our very own brothers and sisters in OUR community that need OUR help.  What an amazing gift you all provided, by donating the things that you did not sell.  It’s a win-win for everyone… you make a little cash, you have clean closets, and you help others in need.

If you were a consignor with our fall sale, you should be receiving your check in the mail in the next week or two.  If you don’t receive anything in the mail by October 31st, please contact us by email (consignment@matthewsumc.org).  Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Mark your calendars for our next sale…. MARCH 29th!  We had to move the sale a little later into March due to the construction that will be taking place at Matthews UMC.  Can’t wait to see you all there!  Keep watching the website to see when registration opens for the spring sale.  It may be a little later than usual due to the construction.

 

IMPORTANT Dates for the Fall Sale

So you all want to know when you can drop off your items, when you can shop early, and when you can pick your things up that didn’t sell (which we really hope isn’t anything or very little at the most!)  So here you go… please mark your calendars and update your Cozi’s accordingly! hehe

Consignor Drop off Dates & Times
Thursday, September 19th – 4-8 pm
Friday, September 20th – 9am – 12om
** Doors will be locked at 12 noon on Friday in order for the committee to prepare for the sale!**

Preview Sale for Consignors
Friday, September 20th – 6:30 – 9 pm
**You will get a preview sale pass at check-in when you drop off your items for the sale.**
**Y
ou may invite one friend to shop with you**

Item Pick up after the sale
You may pick up your unsold items from 5-5:30 pm on Saturday, September 21st.
**All items that have not been picked up by 5:30 pm on Saturday will be donated.  No EXCEPTIONS!