Gift shopping with a purpose
You can make a real difference and finish your shopping early (or begin!) at the Missional Christmas Fair Trade Market. Fair trade purchases directly positively impact the incomes of those creating the product. Gift card donations to local and international organizations are another way to honor someone with a meaningful gift and make a positive difference.
Sunday, November 6, 11:15 a.m.–2 p.m.
Carreker Hall (Fellowship Hall on first floor of Sanctuary Bldg)
Enjoy a light lunch as you browse the artisan items and missional opportunities for the Christmas season.
Following is a sampling of Missional Christmas shopping —
Opportunities to buy:
Jewelry (by for Kenyan workers)
Bags, totes, and other items (by Kenyan workers)
Rugs, placemats, etc. (woven by Decatur folks who need work)
Art by local artists
Wood carvings by local artisans
Coffee (from Guatemalan farmers’ co-op)
Quilted "special gift" for 2015 (by Prayers and Squares)
Gifts and crafts (by Clairmont Oaks and Briarcliff Oaks residents)
Stocking stuffers (by groups and individuals to benefit FBCD missions)
Opportunities to support those serving in the military overseas
Soldier Boxes (Veteran's Charities Project sponsored by Young at Heart)
Opportunities to give in honor of someone special and receive a card or certificate to let them know:
Special Missions Offering (CBF, First Baptist missionaries, local and global causes)
Decatur Cooperative Ministry ( helping homeless families)
Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (food for the hungry, utilities and other critical services)