Alternative Christmas Market, Dec 4

good-shepherdPlease Join Us!

Sunday, December 4 ONLY:  11:15 AM – 1:00 PM

Alternative Gifts are opportunities for double blessings.  They support the healing ministries of our church partners around the world while at the same time honoring a loved one. We welcome five new opportunities for giving and eight “old” favorites

Mayan Women’s Cooperative of Guatemala – woven goods, beaded jewelry, ornaments, etc., made by Mayan women, enabling a better life and education for children;

Haitian Goods – Handcrafted items: handmade soaps, Peace Pal animals and dolls, hats, headbands and greeting cards, by Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI).  Alice brought many of these items back with her from Haiti;

Dream Club – Glass ornaments made by local disadvantaged youth group – saving funds for an otherwise unattainable   higher education and for “Free the Slaves” organization;

Greeting cards –PCO themes – funds for Mission Committee projects;

Presbyterian Giving Catalog – a variety of gifts (garden well, family of chickens, farming tools);

Hmong goods – Hand-sewn goods, support Hmong;

Cass Social Services – mats and sandals made from old tires, coasters, tea, made at CSS and funds used for many services to disabled in the Cass area of Detroit;

Simbolei – new children’s books, rag dolls, Kenyan crafts (beads, bowls) – Funds are used to build a new girls’ school in Kenya;

Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project – baskets, craft items, book about the project –Funds support the project;

Medical Benevolence Foundation – gift cards– Funds used for various mission projects (Nursing Schools and Scholarships, Critical Health Services for Women and Children, Primary Care Clinics, etc.);

GIL – gift cards – Funds support the organization which enables refugees who have aged out of high school to receive a graduation certificate.  PCO members helped establish this organization and continue to support it;

Asian Pacific American Women – hand-made crafts, silk scarves, etc.   Funds support local refugee family with specific needs.

Solar Circle – cloth napkins and other crafted items – funds used to purchase solar lamps and construction of a school