At Fourth Presbyterian Church, we believe that through mission outreach, we can serve our brothers and sisters in need, sharing in their struggles and hopes and working together for a world of compassion, peace, and justice.
Mission is essential to what it means to be church. As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors in ways that proclaim the good news of the gospel. Fourth Presbyterian Church has claimed the call to reach out in many meaningful ways. Our outreach efforts include bringing hope and relieving suffering through compassionate service, building partnerships with people in other countries, advocating for justice and peace, and sharing God’s unconditional love for all persons. As we give we also receive and are blessed by neighbors in our city and around the world.
Fair Trade Gift Bazaar
Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall and Borwell Dining Room
The annual Fair Trade Gift Bazaar features handcrafted merchandise, ranging from folk art to ceramics, textiles, baskets, jewelry, and more. Vendors include Ten Thousand Villages, Ceiba Artisans (Guatemala), African Team Ministries (Kenya), Bead for Life (Uganda), Bridge of Hope (Peru), Africa Circle of Hope (Kenya), Five Accessories (Vietnam), and Five Loaves, Two Fishes (Indonesia and Cambodia).
Again this year, the bazaar will also include Alternative Gifts International, which provides many global mission projects to which you can choose to make a donation as a gift for another. Holiday cards are available for donors and include a description of the project.
Groups in more than thirty countries benefit from the proceeds of this bazaar, making it possible for them to earn a fair wage for their labors.
Come shop for a difference!
For more information about Mission at Fourth Church,
contact Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission (312.981.3598).