Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks a Praise Band
Director to direct all music activity at its 9 a.m. contemporary
worship service each Sunday. Skills include singing and playing
an instrument. Candidate must have a vibrant faith along with
experience singing, playing an instrument (preferably piano) and
directing singers and musicians in worship. This is a part-time
position, up to 10 hours a week. Salary commensurate with
experience. Please send resume to Pastor Wes Nordman at
Shop with a guilt-free conscience at our Alternative Gift Fair on Nov. 4
Nov. 4 – All Vendors, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nov. 18 – Mini Fair (not all vendors), 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The purpose of the Alternative Gift Fair is to support artists
around the world who lack resources to market and receive fair
prices for their beautiful work. At the same time, we have the
opportunity to purchase their beautiful hand crafted items as
Christmas gifts for others and/or for our own families. Please
take a look at the PWOW bulletin board for representative
examples of the items being offered from the following fair trade
Friends of San Juan de Fuente
represents the amazing ceramic artists of Nicaragua. Member
Alison Gist has worked with this group for years. The colors and
designs of their artists are varied and stunning.
Mayan Hands (new this year)
represents artists using traditional looms to weave scarves,
table runners, colorful luggage tags, lanyards, purses, and a
variety of items from recycled materials. They also represent
artists who design and create amazing and useful pine needle and
raffia baskets in a variety of types, sizes and colors in designs
named after the designing artist.
Women of the Cloud Forest
represents artists from Nicaragua who use recycled car parts to
make aluminum sculptures, jewelry, crosses and angels and artists
who make ceramic luminaries and jewelry. Last year the luminaries
were primarily Advent related – Holy Family, Flight to Egypt, and
Wise Men. What is NEW & EXCITING this year
are “mini” luminaries that include the Advent-themed scenes but
also flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, turtles, frogs, angels
and geometric patterns. The smaller sizes are more affordable and
beautiful and it will be easier for the light to shine through
them. Remember the beautiful, brightly colored balsa wood
earrings and ornaments? There are also some NEW adorable
designs. It also represents artists who make jewelry from
items found in nature.
SERV represents a large number of
artists whose work includes ceramics from the West Bank, baskets,
jewelry, hand-knit items, and more.
Holy Land represents many artists
who create a variety of olive wood items. We have a limited
number of crosses and other items.
Chocolates/Coffees/Teas/Olive Oil will be sold at the regularly
scheduled Sundays on Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9 rather
than at the Alternative Gift Fairs. If you would like to place a
special holiday order for any of these Equal Exchange items,
please contact Lynne Stevenson at the sales events or via email
PRE-SALE OPTIONS: We have wholesale relationships with Mayan
Hands, Women of the Cloud, and SERV, but will not have all of
their products on the days of our Fair because they are too many.
As to Women of the Cloud and Mayan Hands, we have to pay for the
items up front and cannot return them. So we invite you to look
at the websites for each of these fair trade businesses to select
the specific luminary, balsa wood earrings, ornaments, ceramics
etc. that you would like and we can place the order for you. We
can assist in the process by making a laptop available to review
the complete offerings.
Due to the significant emphasis on directly
supporting the craftspeople, credit cards won’t be accepted. Cash
or check only.