Faith & Fellowship Sunday School Class
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An ongoing project of the World Missions Committee is a fair trade store in the church that is open year round. The Fair Trade Store is usually open each Sunday from 9:30 to 12:30, and by appointment. Masks are required and there is a limit of 2 customers in the store at a time. The store is located on the first floor in room 103 by the library and restrooms. If you are not able to visit on a Sunday, Julie Bills is happy to meet you by appointment at your convenience.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the FPC Fair Trade Store!
To schedule an appointment outside of Sunday hours, please contact Julie Bills to set up a time to shop. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-880-4072.
What is "fair trade"?
Fair trade is an arrangement designed to help producers in growing countries achieve sustainable and equitable trade relationships. Members of the fair trade movement add the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards.
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.