SPOTSWOOD, NJ - St. Peter's popular Thrift Shop will be reopening its doors on Saturday, August 1 with a special Summer Sale. All summer clothing will be sold for $1 on Saturday to celebrate the grand reopening. The shop has been closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus shutdown and will offer customers a full inventory when its doors finally open up on August 1 with regular hours.
The Thrift Shop will open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning in August. Donations will be accepted during the Thrift Shop's hours of operation. All shoppers, volunteers and people dropping off donations are required to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing practices as well as other suggested health guidelines such as using hand sanitizers. The Thrift Shop offers a selection of gently used clothing, footwear, accessories, household items, toys and bicycles. All the proceeds from the sales go to benefit St. Peter's Episcopal Church and their community programs.
St. Peter's will also be resuming its Wednesday Community Suppers, but with a twist. The Wednesday evening suppers will start up on August 5 as a takeout operation instead of a sit-down dinner. Homemade meals will be available for curbside pickup each Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. Residents can drive or bike up for curbside pickup of meals.
The Main Street church has been holding Sunday services through Zoom since the coronavirus pandemic hit New Jersey hard in the spring. Outdoor services will begin on Sunday, August 9 at 9 a.m. Parishioners wishing to join the Mass on the Grass Sunday services must pre-register. Pre-registration for the first outdoor service on August 9 will begin on St. Peter's website on Monday, August 3. Participants in the outdoor masses will be required to wear masks and social distance.
“We are blessed to be at a moment when we can safely go beyond Zoom to more fully serve the needs of our community and congregation,” said St. Peter’s Rector the Rev. Marshall Shelly.