We are a Fair Trade church.
We serve Fair Trade coffee during our fellowship hour after the worship service each Sunday, and we offer Fair Trade Teas and Coffees for sale year-round. In October, we will host our 13th Annual Fair Trade Sale.
The United Church of Christ supports Fair Trade through the UCC Coffee Project, which is a way for our congregation to join hands with communities in the developing world. As Christians, we can address a consumer dilemma by buying coffee and other commodities that are fairly traded.
Through the project, farmers and their families gain more control over their lives, earn a fairer share of income, have access to credit and technical support, and gain a trading partner they can trust, a fair trade organization called Equal Exchange. At the same time, we can learn about consumption habits that support small scale farmers and workers throughout the world and encourage careful stewardship of God’s creation.
For more information, visit UCC’s Coffee Project.