The Mission Market

 

The Mission Market of First Presbyterian Church is open the first and third Sundays of every month (and during special events) in the fellowship hall. Sponsored by the Global Mission Committee, The Mission Market features fair trade crafts and foods from around the world. Located on the third floor directly across from the elevator.

VISIT THE MISSION MARKET
9:30 – 10:00; 10:30 – 11:00; and 12 noon – 12:30.
The market is not open during Sunday school or during worship.
The Mission Market is open extended hours during a congregational lunch
and on days when the church is holding church events, such as the Christmas Pageant.
The Mission Market is usually open the First and Third Sundays of the Month.

At The Mission Market you will find old favorites such as Olive Branch Olive Oil, fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate, global crafts and the opportunity to support Heifer Project International and Keep Hope Alive olive trees. New this year will be Out of the Blue granola from a Tennessee group, a new Congo Coffee that benefits Panzi Hospital (a mission partner of the Presbyterian church (USA) in the DRC), as well as many new products from SERRV and Partners for Just Trade and the Presbyterian Women’s cookbook.

We are introducing a new olive oil in the Mission Market beginning May 1, 2016.
It comes through SERRV and has quite a pedigree. Its producer, Sindyana
of Galilee,  is an organization of Palestinian and Jewish women working
together to support the traditional olive growers and provide jobs for women.
Organically grown, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. Regular 8.5 fl oz (250ml), Large 25 fl oz (750ml). Winner of the Extra Gold medal at the Premio Biol competition in Italy, making it one of the best organic extra virgin olive oils in the world! Regular – $7.50, Large $19.  Please click on the link for more information.  http://www.sindyanna.com/about-us/international-awards/

Since The Mission Market will be an ongoing endeavor, sales tax will be charged on purchases. The small profit made on these sales will underwrite the market’s expenses and begin a fund to help emerging craft groups of our mission partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Click the link below to learn more about the Presbyterian Church’s work in the Congo.

African-American Presbyterian missionary brought reform to the Congo

http://www.serrv.org/product/bright-endeavors/united-states

http://www.serrv.org/product/craft-link/vietnam

http://partnersforjusttrade.org/ht/d/sp/i/9987/pid/9987%20