Trade As One

Advent Conspiracy advocates worshiping fully, spending less, giving more and loving all. What might that look like practically? Sure, buying one less gift is a great start. But what about the presents you will buy? How can those presents show a love for all?

Try this: Just One fair trade purchase from every American churchgoer this Christmas would lift one million families out of abusive poverty for one whole year.

You’re checking out this blog because you’re participating in a simple, conspiratorial idea: to celebrate Christmas the way it was meant to be celebrated.

You’re joining people all over the country who believe that when gifts are given, they should always speak of the sort of world that Jesus came to show us – one where the last is first, where the poor are included, the sick are healed, and the captive is set free.

In choosing Fair Trade, we apply the principle of loving others as we love ourselves to how products are sourced. We buy things we need, and give a job and a future to people living amongst desperate poverty.

Check out the video below and the Trade As One site for more information.

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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.


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