First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest’s Annual Rummage to Feature R.C. Gorman Paintings Among Other Treasures

rc gormanLake Forest, Ill. – April 14, 2016 – First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest’s annual Rummage Sale continues to bring top-quality items at affordable prices, this year featuring paintings by R. C. Gorman. The New York Times hailed him as the “Picasso of American Indian art.” The Navajo Nation artist’s paintings are primarily of Native American women and characterized by fluid forms and vibrant colors.

Shoppers will have multiple Gorman paintings to choose from, as well as floors and floors of trinkets and treasures—from Legos® to fine China; sweaters to sporting goods; antiques, furniture, books and more. The sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at 700 N Sheridan Road in Lake Forest.

In addition, nine truckloads of furniture—from dining sets, bedroom sets, kids furniture and individual pieces—will be stocked on the Deerpath Road parking lot. For those in need of moving help, Two Men and a Truck will be on hand to provide free delivery service for large or bulky items as far North as Waukegan, as far West as I-94 and as far South as Lake Cook Road. Delivery will be available until 6 p.m., but will be for a fee for purchases after 1 p.m. Each customer can have a maximum of four pieces delivered.

Staffed by more than 400 volunteers, the church collects thousands of clean, usable items throughout the year from clothes and accessories to furniture, antiques, electronics, appliances, sports equipment, décor, household goods and many more. Over the course of a year, volunteers collect, sort and organize these items to get them ready for the sale. Since its inception in 1950, this event has raised and given away more than $5 million to First Church’s mission and non-profit partners.  Grants are awarded each year to over 40 local and global partner organizations that provide shelter and nutrition to families in crisis; enhance educational opportunities for at-risk students; and offer hope and wholeness to vulnerable and broken people.

On sale day, shoppers can park in the Lake Forest city lots and on the street, unless otherwise marked as a “no parking” zone. A free Rummage Sale shuttle will be available to pick-up and drop-off patrons from the city and parking lots. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

For more information about the Rummage Sale, contact the church at (847) 234-6250 or visit


About First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest

Our mission at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest is to send inspired and well-equipped followers of Jesus into the world, loving and serving God in their daily lives. We invite you to join us in these resilient Christian practices: worship, learn, connect, serve and invite. Find out more about our worship services, study groups, mission outreach and fellowship opportunities by visiting our website at or calling us at (847) 234-6250.


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