Tuesday, November 27, 2007

TRADE AS ONE: This Sunday

We’re having a store of fair trade items on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9 am to 6 pm at PCC.

Trade as One is a Fair Trade organization that exists to change lives the lives of the global poor by supplying products that give them jobs while bringing more meaning to oue lives as believers. We believe that by meeting each others' needs through the vehicle of trade we create a powerful and sustainable way to change our world for good. The organizations we source our products from work with the poorest of the poor, the abused, trafficked and those suffering from HIV / AIDS. We are proud of both the work that they do and the quality of the products they make.
As much as I am frustrated by the commercialism of Christmas by American Culture--I think if you are going to buy gifts this Christmas--and I'm sure many of us will, lets put money toward causes that will touch the lives of those who need it. Not just make others richer to buy more cars and houses, but enable others able to EAT! I've met Nathan. He's a totally humble guy who is very passionate about helping others and freeing people from the oppression of poverty! Nathan will also be here to speak at our Compassion and Justice classes at 11am and 4pm.

We partner closely with churches because we believe that the Christian faith is a powerful motivator to see a world take shape that more closely reflects God's intentions for it. Trade as One aims to be a vehicle for faith and values to be turned into action.

The Trade As One Story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G29zbXwuHZo

Nathan George, Founder (lives in Cupertino!)

1 comment:

Justin Porath said...

A recent insight I heard went something like this:

when we make Sunday worship gatherings the beginning of our week, the spiritual fuel to 'get us through,' we often miss an important element of worship. Rather it should be that Sunday is a celebration of all that God's people have been doing six days prior. Then worship becomes the culmination of obedience and not the other way around.

I see this kind of obedience and praise in the PCC community, I thought of all of you.

P.S. Isaiah says the same thing in chapter 58, commenting on the true meaning of the fast.