If you’ve ever driven by the church on Saturday, you may have noticed the small signs at the driveway entrances that say simply, “Thrift store, 9:00-12:00 Saturday.” If you were curious and drove around to the back of the church, you saw an unassuming, well-worn mobile building set back under the trees. If you parked your car and went in, you were well rewarded. Last weekend, that’s what happened to Karen, who needed a mirror for her bathroom wall. She found just what she needed, and for the whopping sum of $3, she got the mirror and the services of Bob, the Thrifty Store volunteer who carried it to her car for her. Janet, a regular shopper, stopped in to drop off some books and jigsaw puzzles and to look for new ones to take home. Frank and Tracy were also in the Thrifty Store that morning.
With Frank out of work and a new baby on the way, money is tight. They found a changing table and crib, used but in good condition, and well within their budget. Like Karen, they also found friendly, helpful Embry Hills volunteers, eager to assist in matching second-hand goods with people who can use them. The Thrifty Store is run by an amazing group of Embry Hills men who call themselves the Craftmen. They do handiwork around the church, respond to just about any buildings and grounds request that is asked of them, and enjoy each other’s fellowship in the process. The Thrifty Store provides a service to the community and also funds many, many projects in the church and beyond.
Stop by next Saturday to drop off contributions for sale, do a little shopping, and chew the fat with Gordon and the Craftsmen.