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Huge Rummage Sale Set for April 20 and April 21 at Des Plaines Church
The annual "Second Time Around" rummage sale at First Congregational Church of Des Plaines, 766 Graceland Ave., is scheduled this year for 9am to 3pm on Saturday, April 21. There also will be an early sale ($7 admission) from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, April 20. Featured departments include Antiques, Housewares, Clothing, Toys, Electronics and a Furniture Tent plus a Bake Sale and grilled food for sale. For further information, call 847/299-5561 or visit www.fccdp.net.
More About First Congregational Church of Des Plaines
First Congregational Church of Des Plaines was founded in 1869 with a congregation of just 13 people. Church construction was completed in 1871 and after many years of expansion, reached its current size of 48,000 sq. ft. in 1929. The sanctuary for worship seats 550 people and the entire complex now features offices, classrooms, play rooms, two Sunday school chapels, a choir room and a fully functioning kitchen.
Affiliated with the United Church of Christ, First Congregational offers a regular pre-school, Sunday school, teen and adult study groups, and a weekly Youth, Bell and Chancel Choir session where all are welcome to attend and sing. The church also supports missionary programs, planning a yearly trip (most recently to New Orleans to help Hurricane Katrina victims) and support PADS and Project Survivor, a welcoming mission to refugees. First Congregational also opens their doors for weddings, baptisms and funeral service to the public regardless if they are a member of the congregation.