We love to spread Christmas cheer, but choosing meaningful gifts can be daunting. Christmas Market: Gifts of Hope can make gift selection an easy, exciting way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The Market features Benevolence Gifts from eight local and international organizations. This year FremontJamaica Medical Mission, Earl Warren Elementary School, Greenhouse Ministries, Syrian Refugee Relief (EPC), Ethiopian Shekkacho Partnership, and Haiti (ICDM), are some of the organizations participating (a full list will be in the November Grapevine). Representatives will be present to explain their Mission Goals, and show how we can help with specific aid programs: Gifts of Hope. Appropriate gift cards will be available.
An exciting part of the Market is the wonderful collection of gifts created by native craftsmen from Third World Counties. Our vendors acquire these crafts from Fair Trade organizations and cooperatives that ascertain the craftsmen receive fair compensation. Vendors this year are One World Fair Trade, San Juan de Oriente, and Bethel Ethiopian Christian Fellowship.
Mary Minich, a Fremont member, will have a display of her beautiful handcrafted jewelry. All proceeds go to Ethiopian charities.
Mission Biscotti, a Market favorite , will be for sale. Proceeds support Fremont Short Term Missions.
Fair Trade Organic Ethiopian coffee and tea will be for sale.
Credit cards will be accepted for all transactions.
Food will be sold on Saturday Nov. 7.
Please note: Only Benevolence Gifts, Mary Minich jewelry, and Biscotti will be sold on Sunday, November 20.
Further information: call the church office at (916) 452-7132