CLINTON — The Unitarian Universalist Church is taking a new twist on “going green."

Each year the church has hosted a rummage sale and donated the revenue to charity, beginning with Hurricane Katrina relief.

This year, however, the group wants to open up the rummage sale so that anyone can sell their wares. Those who take part will be charged $10 a table, and it is up to them whether they wish to keep the money they make or donate it to the charity that has yet to be determined.

Steve Parker, a member of the church and an organizer, said the church event has grown to where there are several rooms at the church already full in preparation for this year’s sale, which will be from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 17 and from 9 a.m. until those involved pack up shop on April 18.

Parker said this was the year chosen to expand the sale because of last year’s demise of Art in the Park. He said the church really would like to see it grow to the point where it becomes a flea market, such as the one near Thomson, Ill., that would be set up on a consistent basis.

He said it also underscores the church’s desire to go green — since recycling goods is going green at its best.

He is encouraging anyone who wants to get involved to call him at 243-6087.

“If you have something to sell, and it’s not illegal, bring it to sell," he said.

Children of the church also will be selling treats the day of the sale.

The church is located at 309 30th Ave. North, Clinton.