There is much I could say about all the “behind the scenes” activities that made the garage sale a success. What I will do is give God all the glory for the talent He has given each one of us. Don’t under estimate the importance of how He has blessed you to be a part of His kingdom.
My personal goal in coordinating the garage sale was not focused on money. My focus was to bring individuals together to share of themselves. Of course, I’m pleased with the amount that was raised. But the success for me was that relationships were forged or deepened.
The word “community” by definition means a “unified body of individuals” often having a common goal. The scripture I drew upon was from Romans 12:3-8.
This is what our community at BCC and several volunteers from the Inasmuch Family of Churches did for the fund raiser:
Planned the schedule, the table arrangement, made phone calls to the congregation, donated items, donated ingredients for the baked goods, priced items, stored them, made signs, unpacked and setup everything to display on the tables, worked at the garage sale either Friday or Saturday, bought the items at the sale, bought the baked goods, provided lunch both days, packed things up afterward, counted the money, provided a watchful eye on things, offered to help and prayed!
A special thanks to those who helped in various capacities, before, during and after the sale. This includes a special lady who baked most of all the baked goods, and several that worked 8 hours or more both days.