The first time Good Friday rolled around and I was working at Jubilee Furniture, I assumed we’d be closed. Jubilee Furniture is a division of Outreach Community Ministries – a FAITH-based, social service agency. If you’re a person of faith, Good Friday is a biggie on the religious calendar. Loving, compassionate God – in essence – turned his back on his amazing, beloved son, Jesus – so Jesus could voluntarily, willingly, take on both my sins and the sins of the world and become a sacrifice in order to make a way for me (and you) to have a relationship with a perfect and holy God (that’s a long sentence and it doesn’t flow very well – but I can’t seem to think of a way to say it better without leaving out some key point). The paradoxical, amazing, beautiful part is the necessary separation of Father and Son ended three days later with Jesus’ rising from the dead and ascending into heaven. The heart-break of Good Friday (have always thought it should be called “Bad” Friday) followed quickly by the miraculous healing of Easter Sunday. Does not get any better and deserves a day off of work – amen?
Yet now – today – my fifth Good Friday of working at Jubilee Furniture I think I understand why we keep the store open: 1.) Jubilee Furniture is making money for Outreach – money desperately needed in order to allow Outreach to continue positively impacting lives in DuPage County; 2.) Jesus was forever working and healing on holy days and driving the religious leaders of his day batty. By following his example – I can count on it being a good thing; 3.) it allows me and the rest of the staff/volunteers at Jubilee Furniture an opportunity to interact with some of you who can’t make it out to the store on a normal Friday/Saturday due to your work schedule – and connecting with you is, honestly, one of our favorite things!
So, if you were to head out to Jubilee either today from 1 to 8 or tomorrow from 9 to 4 – what exactly might you find? Excellent question! Let’s take a look at some of the new-to-us stuff we received for donation this week!
gorgeous LeatherTech leather chair and ottoman for $175
lovely Nichols & Stone rocker for $95
sweet Pennsylvania House chair for $60
bentwood rocker for $35
floral Alexvale sofa for $40
black leather sleeper sofa for $65
amazing, retro, blue (photo doesn’t do credit to the sort of electric blue of this piece) sleeper sofa for $95
very nice, beige color Sherrill sofa for $145
I love this oak podium – priced $60
I think this cool, retro looking end table was hand made (couldn’t find a label) and it’s fabulous and priced $45
funky student desk for $35
this is a fantastic Steelcase file cabinet with six drawers and a wood top (which needs to be refinished) for $75
two door Steelcase storage thingies, priced $45 each and there are four of them
six drawer dresser priced $50
ornate chest of drawer for $55; matching two drawer night stand priced $25
very nice, oak nine drawer dresser priced $95
lovely maple Sumter chest of drawers priced $85; matching dresser and mirror for $75
white painted bookcase with two adjustable shelves priced $40 and there are two of ‘em
gorgeous brushed silver king-size head board, foot board and frame priced $275 (does not include mattress or box spring)
amazing Thomasville dining room set which includes: table, 2 leaves, 8 chairs and table pads priced $445; buffet with drop leaf ends (ends are raised in this photo) priced $125; gorgeous two piece lighted china cabinet for $275 – buy the whole set for $800 and save $45!
you have to see these pieces to fully appreciate the whitish wood with darker grain showing through (hard to describe – pretty in person) which include an entertainment center (middle piece) and two bookcases/storage units and I’ve priced the whole thing for $875
sweet table and two chairs for $35 (table top needs to be refinished)
table, 2 leaves and four chairs for $85
table, 1 leaf and six chairs for $145
gorgeous, amazing, six Nichols & Stone Windsor chairs (two with arms, four without) for $275 for all six!
lovely side chair for $40
Though we have much to celebrate every Friday and Saturday at Jubilee Furniture – as we remember the cost to both Father and Son on our behalf – there’s just something special in the air this weekend! Hope you’ll come out and see for yourself!
Blessings, grace and love to you, dear reader!