The Gifts of Hope Alternative Online Market will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, December 3, and close at 10:00 pm on Sunday, December 4.
Before the market opens take some time to browse the 2022 Gifts of Hope online catalog! The catalog is an interactive tool that can spark family conversations about holiday giving. Notice the many ways that people come together to make lives better, here, and across the globe. Links, videos and photos explain each partner’s purpose and work. Note the ways you can offer support to each of them throughout the year.
Each Gift of Hope in the catalog funds the work of a trusted program that makes a real difference in people’s everyday lives. Your purchases are actually donations to the featured non-profits. You and the people who receive your gifts become part of their life-giving stories. 100% of each donation amount is directed to these partners. Not one penny stays at First Lutheran Church.
Plan to make your life-changing Gifts of Hope purchases when the online store opens at 8:00 am this Saturday, December 3, and before it closes at 10:00 pm on Sunday, December 4. Simply come back to the catalog to find the shopping cart buttons live and ready for you to make your purchases!
You can also shop the market in-person at First Lutheran Church this Sunday, December 4, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Meet the people behind the scenes of each non-profit and hear stories of the work they are doing and how your gift will make a difference in the lives they serve.
At First Lutheran, we are a community of disciples of Jesus Christ working for the transformation of the world. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to drawing on our Lutheran (ELCA) tradition of using meaningful worship, content-rich learning and warm hospitality to care well for our congregation, the surrounding community and the world.