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Annual Attic Sale Supports Stow Presbyterian Church Mission Trips
They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. If that’s true, then treasures will be plentiful at the annual attic sale at Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Road, onSaturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The sale features furniture, toys, children’s clothing, kitchen items, outdoor equipment, tools, men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, books, and lots of assorted homedécor items.
“The sale literally takes over the church for the week,” said Pastor David Weyrick. “There is so much here. We have people waiting in line to get in on sale day.”
The sale is free and open to the public and also includes a snack and bakery sale. A$1 bag sale (everything you can fit into the bag for $1) begins at 1:00 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the church’s summer mission trips. This year the church hasteams heading to Wagner, S.D., Juneau, A.K., and Oak Hills, W.V.
The South Dakota team works on the Yankton Sioux Indian reservation. Teammembers coordinate and lead a vacation Bible school (VBS) for local children and anadult Bible study.
Bibles and other teaching materials are also donated to the community.Team leader Gayle Schrack and her late husband Dan began this ministry in 2006and have built a good relationship with the community and members of the CedarPresbyterian Church in Wagner.
In fact, a memorial quilt in Dan’s honor made bymembers of Cedar was recently put on permanent display at the Stow church.
“Dan and Gayle did a tremendous job of patiently building trust with the AmericanIndian community in Wagner,” Dr. Weyrick said. “And Gayle has continued to lead thislegacy of ministry on her own.”
Other trips to Wagner have included building repairprojects at the local church, and members of the Yankton Sioux tribe have also visitedStow in recent years to strengthen bonds between the cultures.
The Alaska team works with the Salvation Army in Juneau to run a VBS programfor local children, as well as help with service projects in the area. The church began itsministry to the Native American Indian communities in southern Alaska back in 2000.
The West Virginia trip is a “brick and mortar” ministry of home repair andconstruction projects in a rural Appalachia. The team consists of the church’s high schoolyouth group and adult leaders.
“It’s always a fulfilling trip for our students, because they prove to themselves thatwith God all things are possible,” said Team Leader Renee Williams. “The homeownersare always so grateful for the work we do and it really opens the students’ eyes to povertyin their own country.”
In addition to the attic sale, the mission teams are hosting a “Dining to Donate”fundraiser at Applebee’s restaurant, 4296 Kent Rd. on Wednesday, May 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The church will receive 15 percent of the check of patrons who turn inthe “Dining to Donate” flyer, available on the church website, with their purchase.
For more information on Stow Presbyterian Church’s mission trips and supporting fundraisers, visit www.stowpres.org or call 330-688-6935.
More About Stow Presbyterian Church
This church offers worship services on Sunday at 8:15am and 10:45 am with classes for all ages at 9:30 am. Childcare is also available during these services for children up to age five. Casual dress is encouraged.