SUNDAY, FEB. 12 — Due to today’s winter storm, First Church will be closed this evening, with no choir rehearsals or other activities held.
Pat Burns • 860.563.8069
NOTE: The Shop is closed during Marsh Building renovation.
The Outreach Gift Shop sells unique and beautiful handcrafts from third-world countries, with a continually changing inventory. Our focus is to help gifted artisans develop and market their products—your purchases change lives! The shop is a non-profit, mission-oriented project, staffed by volunteers.
We are the first door on the left as you enter the Marsh Building from the Connector, open Sunday mornings after each worship service.
The shop is open on Wednesday evenings during Advent and Lent, and, upon request, during any special event being held during those special seasons.
The Outreach Gift Shop, founded more than 30 years ago by Meg Barstow and Ruth Truex, has partnered with nonprofit, fair trade organizations like SERRV International and Ten Thousand Villages to reduce poverty through connections with low-income artisans and farmers around the world, helping artisans in third-world countries develop and market their products. Also, for all ages, there is a lot to learn here about other cultures!
We also sell boxed greeting cards to help support Heydy, the Compassion International child sponsored by our Church School children.