Algonac Church hosts brand new product sale – The Voice

The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Algonac will hold a sale of new merchandise that was donated by a local fabric store as part of a fundraiser for the church.

The sale will feature “thousands” of items, including crafts, supplies, decor, fabric, haberdashery and more, a flyer for the event says. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 18, 19, 25 and 26 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on February 20 and 27 at the church located at 1623 Washington Street in Algonac.

“It’s by donation; we don’t charge anything,” church secretary/treasurer Gale Anthony said. “It’s to help support the church during this time because COVID has really reduced numbers.”

She said the public is welcome to come to the sale and the church will accept cash and checks.

The church has also held a sale in 2020 and hopes to have one a year, Anthony continued. She said that whenever the fabric store receives a large amount of goods to donate, the employees notify the church and the members pick it up.

“We really haven’t planned for that long,” she said. “It actually depended on how much we had. If they gave us a small donation, we would of course keep it until a later date, but this time it was quite a large donation. It took three trucks, two trips each, to get through… and pick it all up.

She said there is no target as to how much the church would like to raise because members cannot determine how much people will spend on a donation-based fundraiser.

Profits will go to the general fund.

“We can use it for other items as things come up,” Anthony said. “I have a list of capital expenditures that we would like to be able to use, but at the moment we don’t have a pastor. We are borrowing a pastor from (St. Peter’s Lutheran Church) until we have our own pastor and then we can get into this capital expenditure as we are trying to keep our money as strong as possible at this time .

The church normally holds free community suppers on the third Wednesday of every month as well, and has hosted them for 12 years, Anthony said.

“Because we lost one of our cooks to COVID and because COVID is so high and low in this area, we have decided to postpone our dinner parties until September,” she said, noting that the other cook in the church normally plays golf during the summer. “Instead of scrambling to find another cook, we just decided to put it on the back burner until September when we can get one of our cooks back and maybe COVID will be so much less; people will not be afraid to go out.

She also encouraged people to come to church services.

For more information, call 810-794-4642 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Friday.