Archive for October, 2009

This Year, Give Presence.

Looking for ways to spend less and give more this season? Check out the tabs above for more information, and don’t forget to check out these easy-to-use resources:

It’s time to get creative! If you have questions, brainstorms or ideas to share, please comment here.


Good & Fair Gift-Giving

When we give gifts, we want them to speak of the world that Jesus came to show us, and Fair Trade is one answer. Check out these fair trade festivals happening in the Madison area this season. If you know of another one not on this list, email Enjoy!

Friday, Nov. 6, 1:30-3:30 pm, Middleton High School/Fair Trade Sale

Sunday, Nov. 22, 8:30 am-3 pm/Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Fair Trade Sale

Sat., Dec. 5, 9 am-4pm, Monona Terrace/Fair Trade Holiday Festival

Love All

Act Local: Share gifts of time and resources with those in our community. At the Impact Tree in the Atrium, find opportunities available for individuals, families and life groups. All the information you need will be on the cards by the Tree. Take a card – put an ornament on the tree.

Give Global: On Sunday, December 13 during services, we'll take up an Advent Conspiracy offering (a direct result of spending less) to give towards clean water projects and wheelchair needs in Honduras, Kenya and Romania. If you won’t be able to join us at services on that day but still want to participate, just write "Advent" in the memo of your check and drop it in any of the offering boxes.