Our annual Alternative Gift Market returns in November! Join us and get your Christmas shopping done early!

Christmas is meant to be celebrated, not regretted! We all want our Christmas to be full of joy, memories, happiness and above all, we want it to be about Jesus. What we don’t want is for our Christmas to be full of stress, or debt, or feel like we “missed the moment”.

Are you tired of giving dust-catchers? Do you ever see your loved one actually wear the shirt you gave them? Want to avoid the crowds at the malls? You can do all of this by giving a meaningful mission gift to your loved one AND giving a gift to someone in need.

Christmas is a season of gratitude for gifts, especially the gift of Jesus from our loving God. We seek to imitate God in our gift-giving at this time of year. This Christmas, consider giving a different kind of gift, a gift that gives twice. Give to your loved one, a handmade piece of jewelry, basket or nativity set, a certificate for clean water or to support Bed Start. When you do, your gift helps someone in need – a hungry family, a struggling child, a Third World artisan. Your giving can transform the world!

Join us at the 2018 Alternative Gift Market on Sundays, November 4 & 11 from 8:30am-12:30pm in the Upper Room. 

Our Alternative Gift Market will have mission gifts available from:

  • Agape Resource & Assistance Center
  • Bed Start
  • Christ’s Foundry Tamales
  • CR Kids Missions benefitting Operation Kindness
  • Equal Exchange Coffee/Tea/Candy/Cocoa
  • Fair & Square-Handmade items from around the world
  • Heifer International
  • Hugs Cafe
  • Living Water International
  • Music Ministry at Custer Road UMC
  • Project Transformation
  • UMCOR’s US Disaster Relief Fund
  • UMW Soups benefiting Family Promise and UMCOR
  • UMW Joys & Toys benefiting Project Transformation

Cash, Check and Credit Card payments are accepted at the gift market.

Purchase gift cards for Agape and Bed Start at the Revelation Scrip Cards table.

Volunteers will be needed to serve as cashiers, certificate writers and to help with Upper Room set-up both Sundays after the AGM. Sign-up to help via SignUpGenius by clicking here. For more information, contact Stephanie Mills via email here or call her at 972-618-3450 ext.239.

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Date(s) - Nov 11, 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Custer Road UMC - Upper Room

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