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"Alternative"

Alternative Christmas Market

Giving Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Online This Year!

"A Different Way To Do Christmas"

Enjoy a special kind of shopping this Christmas,

and discover the joy of giving gifts

that spread the good news of

Jesus' birth in a hungry and hurting world.

 

     

     Since 1995, Immanuel Church has offered a different way to do Christmas, through our annual Alternative Christmas Market.  This year, an “alternative” Alternative Christmas Market is planned online for Giving Tuesday, December 1.  Join us at 7:00 p.m., as we gather on Zoom for a panel presentation.  Each of the participating organizations will give a brief (3-5 minute) presentation about their work and how our gifts will be used to help others.

Click here for the market packet with agency descriptions and shopping list/order form! 

Following the presentations, participants will have a chance to join the presenters in small groups for questions and to gather more information. Then "purchase" gifts from the participating agencies and organizations using the links below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register for December 1.

Click here to register for the virtual market on Giving Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.  This will be a wonderful way to get to know the organizations better that your gifts will support!  It will also be a fun way to "see" Immanuel friends!  

To place your order:

Print out and mail back this shopping list / form with your check, or

Order online by clicking here!* 

Orders will be accepted through Christmas!  

Click here for an example of how to fill out your order form

 

Gift (greeting) cards are recommended for sharing and interpreting your gift.  Each gift card will include a place for you to fill in the name of the gift and organization and also an insert to describe the organization being supported by the gift.  Gift cards will be mailed out in plenty of time for Christmas for all orders received in the church office by December 11.  

Click here for an example of how to fill out your market gift cards

 Click here for the full

2020 Alternative Christmas Market packet

with a description of participating agencies

and shopping list / order form!

 

*Although everyone can use the online order system, it may be particularly convenient for Immanuel members and friends who already make gifts and pledge payments online!  Just use your login and password and you're ready to go!