Rummage sale helps Solid Rock give back

| June 16, 2016

COSHOCTON – Solid Rock Foursquare Church has been having a rummage sale and donating proceeds to missionaries for the past 23 years.

“I think God has kept it going,” said Larry Massie, pastor at Solid Rock. “It’s amazing how He’s provided all the workers. Every year, we always wonder how we’re going to get it done, but workers just show up and we get it done.”

Last year, the rummage sale raised between $1,500 and $1,800 that went toward missionary work. The sale itself takes one day to set up and lasts two days, but the preparation work is year-long as people store items in their homes to sell at the rummage sale each year.

Community members also bake items to sell for the bake sale. The church rents the agricultural building each year, but that is their only cost and all other funds are used for missionary work.

“Our primary focus is to raise money for missionaries, but we also have a secondary focus and that is to be a blessing for the community,” said Massie. “People come in and share their concerns and we pray for them. There’s a lot more going on here than just selling.”

The sale went from selling items out of a church member’s garage to becoming so big that they had to move it to the agricultural building at the fairgrounds in 1999.

This year’s rummage sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 17 and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. On Saturday, there will be a $2 bag sale. Anything you can fit in a brown paper bag is $2.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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