We are a giving people. By our giving we reflect the image of God. Through Gift World, the Mission Committee invites us to give gifts that reflect our hearts’ interests and concerns and that make a difference in the world. Gifts can also be given in a friend’s or family member’s name.
Many of the organizations we have selected this year, both historic and new mission partners of First Pres Berkeley, address the areas of justice, poverty, oppression, and women (JPOW) locally and globally. Women and girls around the world today bear a disproportionate amount of the consequences of oppression. In his life and ministry, Jesus consistently moved toward the oppressed and marginalized—and, very often, women. Join us in doing the same this Advent and Christmas season.
Gift World Catalog
The 2018 Gift World catalog features "gifts" that you can purchase to directly support the work of our mission partners. This Christmas season, we invite you to bless family and friends by choosing “gifts” that match their passions. With each gift purchased, you will receive a Christmas card and gift description to share the joy of giving with your loved ones. Visit us at the Pathway Table on Sundays, November 18 & 25 and December 2 & 9 or order online through Wednesday, December 12 (for pick-up on Sunday, December 16).
For more information or if you are interested in volunteering for Gift World, please contact Beth Thomsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 848-6252 ext. 221.