June 29, 2014 the renovated Thrift Shop of Merrell UMC was
rededicated by the Rev. Bancroft Williams. This marked the
reopening of the business of the Thrift Shop Ministry. What
a refreshing look met all who visited that morning. Some
members appeared ready to purchase the bargain items but
had to be restrained until the regular opening times of
Wednesday to Saturday.
1965, the Thrift Shop has provided household goods and clothing
for the community at reasonable costs to help our church
financially. The Ministry began several months after the
opening of the first chapel and associated rooms. It
also collaborates closely with the American Red Cross to
help victims of disaster.
The Thrift Shop accepts gently used clothing and household
goods during its regular hours of operation. From the donated
items clothing items are given freely to the needy. There
are about 30 volunteers serving in this cause and we are
seeking more to assist in this valuable Ministry.
The shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am
to 4:00 pm