Through Gift World, we give gifts that make a difference in the world by utilizing our Christmas dollars as an investment of resources for greater impact, locally and globally. Many of the organizations we have selected this year, both historic and new mission partners of First Pres Berkeley, address the areas of justice, poverty, oppression, and women (JPOW). Women and girls around the world today bear a disproportionate amount of the consequences of oppression of every kind. In his life and ministry, Jesus consistently moved toward the oppressed and marginalized—and, very often, women. Join us this holiday season in doing the same.
This year, there are two ways to choose holidays gifts:
Gift World Catalog
The Gift World catalog features "gifts" that you can purchase to directly support the work of our mission partners. This Christmas season, we invite you to bless family and friends by choosing “gifts” that match their passions. With each gift purchased, you will receive a Christmas card and gift description to share the joy of giving with your loved ones. Visit us at the Pathway Table on Sundays, November 12, 19, 26, December 3, and 10 or order online through Sunday, December 10.
Gift World Fair
On Sunday, November 12, from 10:15 am until 1:15 pm, the entire church community is invited to participate in a Gift World Fair. Buy fair trade food and craft items, such as jewelry, ornaments, and more provided by One World Fair Trade. We encourage you to bring your reusable shopping bags. The Table... lunch will be available in the gym (adults $7/students $5/children $3). We hope you'll join us!
For more information or if you are interested in volunteering for Gift World, please contact Karen Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 848-6252 ext. 221.