Back for one more week . . . December 8 following worship.

SERRV, which stands for Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation, is one of the first fair trade exchanges in the world. They’ve been promoting just wages and fair trade, sustainable environmental practices and local economic development for 70 years by drawing on the power of the market in first world venues as a non-profit distributor.

Our mission to empower artisans through
fair and meaningful employment is
rewarding beyond measure, but there
are very real challenges with a fair trade
business model and an increasingly
competitive retail market. Your support
means everything to us and those we serve.

SERRV Annual report 2019

Our hosting of a SERRV Sale this Christmas time is a win-win-win proposal. We support the livelihoods of farmers and artisans around the third-world in a constructive transaction that does not take advantage of their marginal situation, we support the nonprofit providing this service and the profits we make (which are fairly minimal) are invested in our local micro-credit institution the Vermont Community Loan Fund.

The sale will be held this Sunday after worship in the chapel. Come browse and purchase some unique Christmas gifts.

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