We are half through registration – have you registered yet?

Hey, hey you! You over there…. the one that is so busy with end of summer activities that she can hardly see straight! Don’t forget to register for the Fall 2014 Children/Teen Consignment Sale.  The sale date is September 20th… which means we are about 2 months away from the most fantastical sale EV-ER!

Click HERE if you want more information on registering for the Children’s sale.

Click HERE if you want more information on registering for the TEEN sale.

Important reminders: Registration for CHILDREN’S SALE ends JULY 31st – it’s gonna sneak up on your before you know it!  TEEN sale registration ends September 11 – but they are limited to 75 consignors – so get your registration in early!

Now… carry on with your extremely busy end of summer festivities.  See you all in two months!

It’s TIME! It’s TIME! It’s TIME!

It’s time to get your registration in for the Fall 2014 sale. The sale is going to be on Saturday, September 20th. We are currently accepting applications until July 31st. You can print your registration form by simply clicking the CHILDREN’S SALE tab at the top of this page then CONSIGNORS INFORMATION…. once you click that, a little side tabby will pop out that says – SO YOU WANNA NUMBER FOR THE SALE? Click that and Voila! All the information is there.

Now, one last thing…. When you mail in your request, please remember to send TWO self addressed stamped envelopes (one will be used to send your consignor information once your number has been assigned and the other is used to send your big fat check after the sale for selling all your amazing things that your kids have outgrown or don’t use anymore – so definitely don’t forget that second envelope!!) Also, don’t forget to enclose your check made out to Matthews UMC Consignment in the amount of $12.

We look forward to seeing you all in the fall… it’s just around the corner. It will be here before you know it, so get to cleaning out those closets people! hehe

It’s ALMOST time!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!  

We are so EXCITED to announce that our new space “The Commons” is ready and it is A-MAZ-ING!  We can not wait until our fall sale and share with the community our new space and new layout.  It’s gonna knock your socks off! Our sale date is set – so mark your new planners (you know you already have one to start planning for the upcoming school year!) for September 20th at 8 am!  That is the day we open up our sale to the community and get to share with everyone all the great things that you love about our sale and missed in the spring! We will still have the same high quality merchandise that you all have come to expect and love AND we will be in a new renovated space that is equally as awesome!  Can you sense the excitement that our committee is feeling right now!? We seriously can’t wait for this sale.  It’s gonna be ROCKIN’!

If you want to register for a consignor number, we will begin taking applications on July 1st.  Not a day sooner.  We will take them entire month of July and then we close registration on July 31st.  All applications must be dropped off in the Church office or postmarked by July 31st to be considered.  For more information, please click on the Children’s Sale tab right up there above this post…. you see it?  Now click on Consignor’s Information, and a nifty little box will appear that says “So you wanna number for the sale?”  Click on that and… Voila! there is all your information.  (We try to make it easy peasy!)

Can’t wait for the fall y’all!  Start cleaning out those closets this summer, I know you all have tons of things you wanna sale!

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)