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

Ascension’s Fair Trade Ministry started selling Equal Exchange Fairly Traded coffee in 2002. Blessed with visionary leaders, a supportive Ascension community committed to fighting poverty and injustice, and 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 to the Outdoor Fair Trade Gift Fair — May 7th – 10 AM-2 PM- Upper Parking Lot!

Ascension’s Fair Trade Ministry will have tables filled to the brim with delicious things to eat and drink including Fair Trade cheese (2 kinds – both really good!), a new coffee called “Sisters Blend”, a few surprises, and of course chocolate – how could we possibly celebrate without chocolate!

Fair Trade vendors from the LA metro area will have beautiful Fair Trade “wearables & shareables” for purchase along with wonderful stories about the artisans to share with you.

Ascension’s Youth Ministry will be making and selling popcorn and helping us at our tables. Ascension’s School plans to sell their home-grown tomato plants.

Ascension’s Childrens’ Ministry has plans for a great craft project celebrating spring blossoms – we know that with God’s great recipe and the caring stewardship of Fair Trade farmers, beautiful tree blossoms become delicious and nutritious things like almonds, pecans, cashews & chocolate.

We’re so very happy to be giving Ascension’s Youth Ministry 10% of the proceeds from the sales at our Ascension Fair Trade tables for them to use in their ministry. And we’re even happier to have this opportunity to partner with them, other ministries at Ascension along with Fair Trade artisans and farmers in celebrating justice for people and our planet through Fair Trade.

Be sure to wear your name badge. We look forward to welcoming friends we know and new friends we’re going to make. See you at the Fair!