Upcoming rummage sale will help St. John’s Episcopal maintain its historic buildings

A rummage sale doesn’t happen often at a chapel, but when St. John’s Episcopal Church holds its rummage sale on Saturday, August 25th from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, a lot of people are expected to turn out.

Pastor Steve Sturgeon says all of the proceeds from the sale will go to help maintain the historic building located at 85 East 100 North in Logan. He says everyone is invited to attend and many of those coming may be seeing, for the first time, the historic home connected to the chapel which was built in 1909.

Pastor Sturgeon was a member of the congregation before becoming its pastor approximately nine years ago.

He says attendance at the church averages around 130 but Sturgeon says a lot of people come to enjoy events held there because of the great acoustics and the beauty of the stained glass windows.

Pastor Sturgeon says the money raised from the rummage sale will help maintain the historic building.

“For instance, the house we own next door, where Global Village (Gifts) and Summerfest are, is a brick house,” he explains. “Some of the brick is beginning to wear out. We have a project there to repair the brickwork. There are always, with any older buildings , and sometimes with newer buildings, sometimes maintenance issues come up where you have to replace a hot water heater or a furnace or something like that.”

Pastor Sturgeon says people who come to the church on August 25th will be able to purchase housewares, collectables, clothes and a lot more. He says one donor has agreed to match all other donations dollar for dollar, and church members are very grateful for that.

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