Happy 20th Anniversary! It’s Time to Celebrate!

In 2002, Ascension’s Fair Trade Ministry started selling Equal Exchange Fairly Traded coffee. Blessed with visionary leaders, a supportive Ascension community open to new ways to fight poverty and injustice, and of course, many coffee-drinking and chocolate-loving Lutherans and friends, Ascension’s Fair Trade Ministry is going strong and growing in this 20th Anniversary Year! It’s time to celebrate. Everyone is invited!

The celebration starts with delicious things to eat and drink. There’s an opportunity to order Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate, snacks, olive oil and cheese from April 17 to April 25 (Noon). The April 2022 Order Form is available HERE and on the Fair Trade webpage and by email from Ascension’s Fair Trade Ministry ). Copies are available in the church office and at the Information Desk in the Narthex. We’re excited to be offering an additional kind of Fair Trade cheddar cheese from Red Barn Family Farms in Wisconsin – it is really good!

The celebration continues on Saturday, May 7th as we welcome everyone to Ascension’s Outdoor Fair Trade Gift Fair from 10 AM-2 PM in the parking lot. You can shop for beautiful wearables & shareables, handcrafted by artisans from around the world, available from some LA metro area Fair Trade vendors. And, you can shop for coffee, tea, chocolate, snacks & cheese (and some new items too) from our Ascension Fair Trade tables. Invite family and friends to join in the fun!

Celebrations often include gifts and so does ours. For April 2022 orders & the May 7th outdoor event, Ascension’s Fair Trade Ministry will be making a gift of 10% of total purchases from our Ascension Fair Trade tables to Ascension’s Youth Ministry for them to use in their programs & events.

We look forward to this fun opportunity to learn about and celebrate Fair Trade, to connect with our local and global community, to partner with Ascension’s Youth, and to be ambassadors of welcome to all visiting our Ascension campus. There are many opportunities to help with the May 7th event – send us a note () if you, your family or friends would like to volunteer to help with the event.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!