All God’s Children

The church’s fair trade shop, located in The Gathering Place, offers a variety of items produced by small-scale farmers, artisans, and crafters from around the world. Making the choice to buy fairly traded products at All God’s Children not only helps provide health care, education and technical trainings for these workers and their families, but also benefits RIPC’s 5-star child care ministry for at-risk infants and toddlers in our community as well as other Missions and Outreach ministries of the church.  Local crafters and others occasionally contribute items to the shop.  Inspirational books and DVDs, as well as inexpensive note and greeting cards are also available. The shop is open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 9AM – noon.  If you would like to volunteer, contact Nancy Griffin at griffina00@embarqmail.com.

For more information about the principles and benefits of fair trade buying, check out www.equalexchange.coop/fair-trade .

Equal Exchange

The shop supports the Presbyterian Coffee Project through Equal Exchange.  Purchases from a wide selection of coffees, teas, and cacao products help others in 3 ways!

  • Support small-scale farm co-ops in countries throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia
  • Promote sustainable agricultural development in Haiti through PCUSA’s Small Farmer Fund
  • Benefit RIPC’s 5-star child care ministry as well as other Missions and Outreach ministries
 

Thistle Farms

LOVE HEALS is the brand for soothing body-care products, such as healing oils, lotions, liquid soaps, shower gels, body and lip balms, sachets and candles, that are hand-crafted by women recovering from a life of prostitution, violence and addiction. Sales of these all-natural products help to fund a Christ-centered, 2-year residential ministry in Tennesee called Magdalene, as well as benefiting RIPC’s Missions and Outreach projects. 

 

SERRV

SERRV works to eradicate poverty worldwide through support for self-development of low-income artisans and farmers.  Every hand-crafted product has a truly uplifting story behind it.  Choose from a wide range of kitchen items, jewelry, scarves, purses, home or outdoor decor, toys, games, and gifts for holidays and special occasions.