Christ United Methodist Church

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Thrift on Fifth: re-purpose with purpose.




Quality clean seasonal clothing items. We aspire to accept and sell more in the future! Adult items cost $1 and children’s items cost $0.50.



Thrift on Fifth is open on Saturday mornings, 9am-12pm and Wednesday evenings, 4-7pm. Thrift on Fifth is also open on every first Sunday of the month from 10-11am.



Thrift on Fifth is located on the lower-level of Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW, Rochester, MN) in what was “Room 9.” Enter through the main doors on 5th Avenue, go down the main stairs near the elevator, and turn to the right once you are down the stairs to check it out!



Our mission is to serve the community. All profits will go toward THRIVE! (a daycare and family support center coming soon to Christ United Methodist Church) scholarships. Like this place as a whole, we are working to build community one family at a time. We are an all-inclusive place, welcoming and supporting all. We hope you'll stop in soon and see what we have for you! 


Our Vision:

A fun and friendly place to shop and interact with one another. Drop in and look for some nice items, knowing that you’re supporting sustainable community and the THRIVE! families. Re-purpose with purpose!

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To Get Involved or Donate:

To get involved, please call the church office (507 289 4019) and leave your name and contact info. Someone will be in touch with you soon! There is a donation box where you can leave your clean, gently-used clothing items, located inside of the 5th Avenue entrance of Christ United Methodist Church.  

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fresh spirit article about the thrift store:

A Note from Pastor Elizabeth

Transformation is powerful, especially when it leads to new life.

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Last Sunday I stood in the midst of a buzzing post-worship crowd. 

The coffee was being savored and clearly people were feeling the great good gift of being together.

Through the crowd came a man with a laden cart.  The man is a most beloved member of our church.  He is here nearly every Sunday, greeting people and offering them bulletins and the gift of his amazing smile.

On the cart were the clothes of his beloved wife.  She died four plus years ago.  He has held onto her clothes until the right time to let them go presented itself.

When he heard that we are opening a thrift store here at church, he knew that the time had come to share the abundance and the essence of his beloved.

He found himself honoring his love by sharing it with others.  He found himself and his life changed by participating in transformation.

When witnessed, transformation takes hold of our hearts and we are filled with such wonder:  How is it that people are so beautiful and brave?  What have we to offer this beautiful world?

Our church is being transformed.  Have you noticed the numbers of wee ones?  Did you know that we are welcoming nine new members on Sunday?  Have you heard the fine sound of our choirs and did you know that we are offering twice the number of small group opportunities?

We are witnessing transformation.  And, we are inviting all who are connected with this church to participate in what God is stirring in this place.

We are soon to commence with the public phase of our capital campaign.  You should soon be receiving a piece in the mail asking you to pray this prayer:  God, what do you want to do through me?

Our campaign co-chairs (Bill and Lois McGuire and Bobbi and Doug Nichols) are walking around with balloons and a FAQ (frequently asked questions) box in order to share as much good news as we can.

We are being transformed. 

We are beautiful and brave, called and committed.  We take the stuffs of our hearts and lives and bring them to this place, trusting that God will work through them.

Transformation is powerful. 

This is the right time.

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