Advent Mission Market and Giving Tree

Thank you to all who took a gift tag from the Giving Tree or claimed a tag online! More than 200 gifts will now bring holiday cheer to those in need!

Please return unwrapped items that are clearly marked with the code and name provided (or with the gift tag taped to the item) to the Andrews Hall Lobby no later than THIS SUNDAY, December 3!

There remains a need for some more expensive educational products as well as gift cards to help our guests at the Code Blue shelter. Details about these items can be found HERE 

Advent Mission Market – The Mission Market will be in person in the Celtic Cross Room between worship services (9:15-10:30 am) on Sunday mornings on November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17 (between all services). The following organizations will be represented this year:

Americans for Native Americans – One of ANA’s programs is working with schools on the Navajo Reservation. This year you will be able to purchase a book that will be sent to the schools on the Reservation. In addition, there will be Christmas ornaments to purchase. To learn more:

BARC Developmental Services – BARC serves and advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and autism.  Christmas cards will be available.  To learn more:

Coalition to Support and Shelter the Homeless (CSSH / Code Blue) – In preparation for the upcoming Code Blue season, we are asking congregants to purchase gift cards available on the Giving Tree.  The Mission Market will provide an opportunity to learn how you can be involved during the next five months and sign up to help when the shelter is at DPC in February.  To learn more:

Equal Exchange – this organization builds long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound.  Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, dates,chocolate, and olive oil will be available.  To learn more:

Good Reasons Dog Treats – This not-for-profit company creates all-natural dog treats, while providing employment opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities.  A variety of dog treats will be available.  To learn more:

Presbyterian Education Board (PEB) – The focus of PEB is to educate children (particularly girls) in Pakistan in an environment that values self-discipline, integrity, tolerance, respect for others, fairness, and justice. Bracelets will be available at the Mission Market for $1 each, which is PEB’s cost to educate a child for one day. To learn more, visit

Spring Rolls – Sale of spring rolls will benefit orphanages in Vietnam through the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. Spring rolls can be purchased at the Mission Market. Christmas ornaments will also be available at the Market.  To learn more:

Women’s Bean Project – The mission of this organization is to change women’s lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise.  Soups, mixes, and snacks will be available.  To learn more:

Products from all of these organizations will be available at the Market. You can learn more about these organizations through the websites provided. Should you have questions, please contact the church office at