Join us for this year's Mission Market and support local and global causes through your shopping.
Sundays, Nov. 13 & Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-noon
Thursday, Nov. 17, noon-4 p.m.
Here's a look at some of our featured merchants:
SERRV creates a sustainable world through authentic connections made through cooperatives of disadvantaged artisans and farmers in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and here in the US. Handmade products include jewelry, household and holiday décor.
Kairos 10 fights malaria and provides a sustainable income by selling jewelry created by impoverished African artisans. All proceeds are used to purchase mosquito nets for villages through west Africa and India.
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Items will include the opportunity to purchase "shares" of livestock to be gifted to disadvantaged families as a means to create a sustainable livelihood for their families and villages. In addition to purchasing animal "shares" we will have stuffed animals for children that can be purchased in conjunction with the animal shares for gifting.
Threads of Hope provides economically disadvantaged South American artisans the ability to maintain a living wage. Items for sale will include handmade indigenous textiles from South American artisans.
Paper for Water was founded by two school-aged young ladies right here in Dallas. Paper for Water funds water well development for clean water supplies in villages throughout Africa and South America. Items for sale include handmade paper origami ornaments.
Our Core and Specialty Missions will be present at the Mission Market and in the Sanctuary Reception Area.
As we enter and walk through this season of preparation for the arrival of the King, let these four tenets be your guide: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All.
Then surely, we will be living examples that Christmas Can Still Change the World.
If we can resist the trap of giving easy gifts, and if we can reject the assumption that giving expensive gifts or many gifts is the best way to express love, something else might begin to happen. We might experience moments of relational giving that our friends and family will care about and remember. Our kids will learn what it means to give gifts that are personal and meaningful. Our neighbors and coworkers and friends will watch us celebrate Christmas differently, and they'll hear the good news loud and clear through the seasonal static. -Advent Conspiracy