Shepherd of the Bay, located at the top of the hill in Ellison Bay, will hold a Marketplace Sale from 10 am to 5 pm on July 29 as well as between and after services at the church on July 30.
The Marketplace, designed to help promote economic equality for cooperatives in countries around the world affected by severe poverty, natural disaster and disease, will feature Haitian steel drum art, jewelry, home decor, textiles as well as fairly traded Arabica coffees and a wide variety of teas.
The Marketplace works in cooperation with Serrv, a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty; Mayaworks, a fair trade organization working with women’s cooperatives in Guatemala; and Word Made Flesh, a community vocationally called and committed to serving Christ among the world’s most vulnerable and poor. The Marketplace also supports the work of Wendy Carpenter who works with the indigenous artisans of Antigua, Guatemala. She travels to remote Mayan communities in order to purchase their hand-woven Jaspe’ fabric directly.