Monday, November 26, 2012

St. Luke's Alternative Gift Fair December 2 and 9

The St. Luke's Alternative Gift Fair (going strong now for over 20 years) is coming Sundays, December 2 and 9 from 8:30-12:30.

Advent is our church season of preparing our hearts to welcome Christ anew at Christmas. We prepare by slowing down and making time to be quiet with God. We also prepare by remembering all those in need. Remember that the baby Jesus was born in a stable! Bring your checkbooks or cash to donate to organizations that will help others with housing, food, education, basic needs, and so much more. Most organizations provide a card for you to send to someone letting them know that you gave a gift in their honor. One World Market will be here on Dec. 9 only with fairly traded crafts and foods from around the globe. Learn more about all the organizations that will be represented by clicking here.

This year consider an "alternative" gift that gives to people we don't even know in addition to the people we do know. Drop by the fair in Johnson Hall behind the main church building, even if you don't plan to attend our worship services (although we always welcome newcomers). It's easy to find us and easy to park (1737 Hillandale Rd right next to I-85). And we have great, free food and coffee.

Urban Ministries of Durham offers "honor cards" for a donation

SEEDS has cards, t-shirts, and bags to benefit this gardening
outreach ministry.

Housing for New Hope has homemade jewelry for sale.

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