Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fall Children's Consignment Sale

Imagine 300 consignors, 60-70,000 quality items for babies, children, and teens, and thousands of shoppers in a 2 day sale & you've got our church consignment sale in mine! This ain't an old timey church yard sale with masking tape price tags, but is a computerized megasale that is a huge community event drawing consignors and shoppers from a 7 county area!

The Trinity on the Hill Children’s Consignment Sale (TOTH CCS) is held twice a year in the spring and sponsored by Trinity on the Hill UMC. Proceeds from the sale are divided between the seller (60%) and the TOTH CCS (40%). The net proceeds retained by the church are used to support the local, national and international missions of Trinity Outreach Ministries. In addition, at the discretion of the consignor, any unsold items may be donated to TOTH CCS to be used in various missions projects.

We're excited to announce that due to church renovation our fall sale will be held at 3360 Wrightsboro Road (the old Rhodes Furniture/Rooms To Go building)!

Fall Sale - Important Dates
Date Time Activity
Sunday, Sept. 5 Midnight Registration Deadline
Sunday, Sept. 12 Midnight Barcode Ordering Deadline
Monday, Sept. 13 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Scheduled Drop Off
Tuesday, Sept.14 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Scheduled Drop Off
Wednesday, Sept. 15 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Scheduled Drop Off
Thursday, Sept. 16 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pre-Sale - Volunteers Only
Friday, Sept. 17 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Public Sale
Saturday, Sept. 18 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Public Sale (50% off selected items)

Monday, Sept. 20 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pick Up

All the Consignor Information is found online. To register as a consignor go to and click on the Children's Consignment Sale link. You will be directed to PayPal where your $10 registration fee will be collected. DON'T FORGET to click on the button to return to Trinity's website to complete your registration.

Worker Information
All volunteers who complete at least one 4-hour workshift are invited to attend the Pre-Sale on Thursday night! Volunteering is a great way to meet others in the community and to have fun while contributing your time and talents to a worthwhile cause.

Shopper Information
As noted above, our Fall Sale will be held at a new location to be announced. Our first 100 shoppers will receive a free reusable tote bag! We accept cash, checks and Mastercard/VISA for payment. All sales are final, no returns or exchanges. If you'd like to attend the Pre-Sale on Thursday night, sign up as a volunteer worker to receive your invitation!

For more information or to register as a consignor go to Children's Consignment Sale

Friday, August 27, 2010

Augusta State University Wesley Foundation

We've got a very exciting year ahead as next week is already the 3rd week of fall semester at ASU.

Most Tuesdays of semester- LUNCH at Trinity on the Hill UMC Dining Room from 12:15-1:30. Features music, food, & friends. Only $3 for lunch feeds a hungry student!

Tuesday After Lunch—Freshman Group- 1:30-2:30 PM at Trinity on the Hill

Wednesday- Faith & Life Group- 4:00-5:00 PM – at Trinity on the Hill

Other fun adventures that develop! Evening Bible Study and other options may arise based on your interests and availability. We’ll help you network for any location from ASU to your neighborhood or town as we help ASU students and young adults grow in faith.

-ASU Intramurals- we’d be glad to sponsor a flag football, basketball, softball, etc. Look for sign-ups and help us recruit.
- Church Outreach Teams—Would you be available to go to a local church and speak, or play music, or lead a youth or children’s ministry for a one time event?
-Local Mission- We offer MANY ongoing opportunities for you to be part of a local service including feeding ministries, mentoring children, recreation, neighborhood cleanup, construction for the poor and elderly, etc. Join us one time and see what a difference it makes in your life and for someone else.

December 17-19 Southeast Student Retreat at Lake Junaluska NC

Passion Atlanta – a day or two during Jan 1-4

We have some excellent cultural immersion experiences which also require specific skills including construction, children’s ministry, cooking for the team, music, etc. Our exciting mission teams for the next year includes:

April 2-9 Choctaw Mission, Philadelphia, MS- The team will partner with the historic Methodist work with the Choctaw Nation, enjoy worship with in a Choctaw UM church, and through the week participate in construction and children's ministries.

May 19-25 Georgia Wesley Foundations Island Mission (either Haiti or Bahamas- TBD fall 2010)- ASU WF will join all the other Wesley Foundations throughout GA in this high impact mission. Construction and children's ministry options for work.

June 19-25 Urban Immersion Mission-- we'll take a team of students into an urban setting in the northeast or upper midwest U.S. and take an urban plunge into ministry. (Late breaking news from July 26—possible TOTH teams going to Honduras and Togo likely in June 2011).

The ASU WF is sponsored by The United Methodist Church and is a campus ministry open to ALL ASU students. Find both ASU WF & Scott on Facebook or call the Trinity on the Hill church office at 706-738-8822 or for more information.

Missing Days Working & Not Sharing Stories

Too many days have gone by without sharing any stories. The summer was too short with all work and no play. Add in my son returning from choir tour in Spain needing to be hospitalized, my grandmother breaking her hip, and my mother-in-law having emergency double by pass surgery and it's all a blur! And now we are back in school with a 1st grader, a 9th grader, and a college freshman. Yee Haw!!

Can you believe we are now 5 years after Hurricane Katrina? I'm curious though what you did in response. Check out the story of some people who've been served and those who have served.

Hurricane Katrina Angels