(In-Person and Remote Options)
The Fair Trade store is open by appointment and, beginning Palm Sunday (March 28), before and after the 11:00 am worship service (10:30 am - 12:30 pm). Masks are required and there is a limit of 2 customers in the store at a time. Recently, the Easter Bunny stopped by and dropped off all kinds of wonderful Easter eggs, chicks, bunnies, and, of course, chocolate, for your Easter shopping.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the FPC Fair Trade Store after this long break!
To schedule an appointment outside of Sunday hours, please contact Julie Bills to set up a time to shop. You can reach her at email@example.com or 405-880-4072.
Jason Woods developed the idea of the Fair Trade Store in 2008. That fall, the mission committee offered a huge fair trade sale featuring Peruvian products from Partners for Just Trade. In 2009, the FTS opened in its permanent location in the Hospitality Area. In this 10th year of the FTS, it has recently moved.
The FTS has stocked food and gift items from the following fair trade companies:
Equal Exchange: coffee/tea/
SERRV: folk art/food/olive oil
Mayan Hands: Guatemalan crafts
UPAVIM: Guatemalan crafts
Partners for Just Trade: Peruvian crafts
Global Crafts: world crafts
Lucuma: Peruvian crafts
World Finds: jewelry
A pool of 24 volunteers work in the FTS, with two volunteers working most Sundays and four volunteers each Sunday in November and December. The volunteer names are gathered from the Time and Talent sheets.