Alternative Giving Christmas Market
The Alternative Christmas Market gives you the opportunity to make charitable donations as “alternative Christmas gifts” for your family and friends. Browse the ministry display tables and learn more about a variety of needs in our community and worldwide.
It is a unique way to honor special people on your Christmas list with authentic, life-giving gifts such as food, water, clothing, shelter, and medicine for those who are most in need throughout the world. When you make a contribution in honor of a friend or family member, you receive a card to present to your loved one explaining the program supported by your gift.
At the Market, there will be displays from Agape Ministries, Forward Paths, Good News Prison Ministry, Hand in Hand (Ruth House), the Holistic Evangelism Project in Mozambique, Lake Cares Food Pantry, the Lifeboat Project, the Open Door, and the Pakistan and Syria Appeal.
To honor folks with gifts to ministries, you can fill out an order form and pay with cash or one check to First Presbyterian. The church will send your donation on to each ministry to be used as you have designated. Beautiful Christmas cards from a local artist will be available to purchase for $1 to “wrap” your gifts!
Contact the church (352) 383-4089 for a booklet and order form to purchase gifts from Mid-November through Monday, December 13th.