Wesley Rummage Sale 2018 - Snapshot
Monday, April 9
Noon to 9:00 PM – Donations accepted at the Interstate Center location
Tuesday, April 10 – Thursday, April 12
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM – Donations accepted at the Interstate Center location
Saturday, April 14
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sale Location – Interstate Center – 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington, IL
All proceeds go to Wesley United Methodist missions outreach projects for United Methodist Women and Wesley youth
Parking is available in Interstate Center lots
To help provide a wide variety of lower priced items to the greater Bloomington-Normal community, and to support outreach and missions of the church, Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its large, annual rummage sale. The highly anticipated sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at the Interstate Center, 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington, Illinois, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the West Expo Building. All proceeds go to United Methodist Women missions and Youth missions and outreach. Admission is free.
Each year, more than 20 departments including clothing, shoes, books, housewares, antiques, furniture, tools, sporting goods, electronics, baked goods, and others will fill the Interstate Center West Expo Building. A bake sale will be also be included.
Originally the Wesley Rummage Sale took place in the church building, however as the sale grew in size and scope, the sale was moved to The Sale Barn in 2000 and then to the Interstate Center in 2012 after the Sale Barn was torn down.
The annual Rummage Sale dates back to the 1970’s. Held every spring, the sale is by far the largest community effort sponsored and managed solely by Wesley United Methodist, Bloomington.
Donations from church members, their family, friends, and neighbors are accepted during the week prior to the sale. Hundreds of volunteers put in more than 4,000 hours each year and brought in over $29,000 for Wesley activities and missions in 2017.
“The Rummage Sale is a huge amount of work for our Wesley family. It’s months of planning, weeks of organizing, one very hard and intense week leading up to the actual sale day…and then a full day of selling to the community. It sounds grueling, but actually it is the opposite. Our volunteers really have fun sorting, laughing, pricing, hauling, and selling. We all laugh, have fun, and get to know one another better throughout the experience. It is a special Wesley service project. Our members always look forward to it.”
– Phyllis Pederson, Lead Chair, the Wesley United Methodist, Rummage Sale 2018