Rummage News

By Vivian Vahlberg We wish we could share good news about the upcoming Rummage season at Kenilworth Union Church this year. Unfortunately, we cannot. It is with a heavy heart that we must report that the church will be unable to host the annual rummage sale this summer. The decision to take a [...]

2019-03-06T16:26:56-05:00Church Stories, Outreach, Rummage|

Rummage Fest Success

  The Rummage Fest Tuesday evening was over-the-top perfect! With the tent flaps open and blessed with a beautiful summer evening, everyone bonded while having a relaxing, happy time. The music was amazing and calming, yet upbeat. The driveway worked perfectly with the upscale food trucks that provided delectable food. The ambiance was made [...]

2018-07-12T07:19:35-05:00Church Stories, Rummage|

Rummage: You Never Know What You Might Find

Best glasses competition at Rummage Family Night. | Ray Persino, giving Rummage Co-Coordinator Hope Poor the proceeds from a special Rummage sale. | Jacqueline Willrich with Laima Francis, modeling a donated hat that would be perfect for next year’s Kentucky Derby. By Vivian Vahlberg  2018 Rummage One of the [...]

2018-07-05T21:55:36-05:00Church Stories, Rummage|

Making a Big Difference!

  By Vivian Vahlberg That's coordinator Hope Poor and Ray Persino of the Men's Department in the picture, celebrating the $600 Ray brought in to Rummage by his sharp eye and smart work. He spotted a donated Trek mountain bike. A biker himself, he realized how valuable it was, did some research and [...]


Rummage: Toys

  A pre-rummage photo of one of Rummage's most popular departments, Toys. Experts Tana Hitch, Vivian Vahlberg, and Rick Gordon are surrounded by boxes and bags of donated toys. By the time of the Premium Presale every toy will be categorized, counted, repackaged, and artfully displayed in an enchanting toy store extravaganza. There [...]

2018-06-22T11:10:56-05:00Church Stories, Rummage|

2018 Rummage

Premium PreSale: Thursday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grand Sale: Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Starting Now: A Community of Caring at Rummage

By Vivian Vahlberg The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest loves the way the elegant, immaculately maintained Kenilworth Union Church buildings are given over every summer for such a humble purpose as the Church’s annual Rummage Sale. For the next six weeks, almost all of the Church’s many rooms—from Sunday School classrooms to the Warwick Manse [...]

2018-05-29T11:45:36-05:00Church Stories, Rummage|

North Shore Rummage Sales

If you love shopping at Kenilworth Union Church’s Rummage sale, you might be interested in knowing more about other Rummage Sales on the North Shore. Rummage sales have been treasured rituals in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs and surrounding communities for almost 100 years. In addition to Kenilworth Union Church, several dozen other churches, synagogues, and [...]