agape gift market

thank you for shopping!

your purchases make a difference,
thank you for your support!

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PROCEEDS SUPPORT
THREE MISSION EFFORTS:
Disaster Relief, Local & Global Missions

Thank you for the support of our 2023 market; Here’s a recap with history from prior markets!

We want to thank you for your support of the AGAPE Gift Market and mini-markets in November/December. Whether you purchased items, donated items, helped create items for us to sell, made lefse, assembled food items or volunteered your time-we are most grateful!

The 2023 market was a record-setting year! In total, we had net profits of over

$36,400!

The proceeds were distributed across a number of worthy organizations. Recipients include:

local:

  • Orono & Westonka schools – providing support to low-income families and Relate Counseling for mental health support for students
  • Salem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis –providing community meals for families in the Camden neighborhood,
  • Can Do Canines –raising and training assistance dogs
  • Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners – addressing housing issues and supporting the Birthday Shelf
  • WeCan – addressing food insecurity
  • Trinity’s Dorcas Circle mission efforts

disaster relief:

  • Lutheran Disaster Relief – responding to the Maui Wildfires and Middle East Crisis
  • Lutheran World Relief – responding to the Eastern European Crisis

global ministries:

  • Opportunity International – helping people in extreme poverty in Colombia
  • Bricks to Bread – building brick ovens to create a sustainable income source in El Salvador
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church in El Salvador –funding the church building
  • Seeds of Hope – Sponsoring education for students in El Salvador
  • An orphanage in Peru

AGAPE Market Impact 2006-2023 | Total Funds Distributed $277,098
Local $103,428 | Global $84,877 | Disaster Relief $39,933 | Other Ministries $48,860

Agape Gift Market Historical Impact

Notes:

2006-2011 Markets featured product from Ten Thousand Villages, benefitting global artisans

2012 Market was Mission Festival including visit from San Pablo church leaders (Argentina)

2013 Market was focused on El Salvador mission efforts– Resurrection Church build, Seeds of Hope, San Pablo (sister church)

2014 Market was first Market with same format as today, with 2020 Market curtailed due to Covid-19

Thank you to our 2023 vendors who donated a percentage of their sales!

ABODE OUTSIDE – anitaBdesigns – Bricks to Bread – Carol Whitmore – Chocolate San Jose-Minneapolis – Dorcas Circle – Hatz by Abby – Hope Sewn – JayBelle – Josies Fleecies – Karen Anderson – Kirrissa’s Apiary & Buzzness – Norwex – Pretty little links – RAH Turnings – Rockin Porch Farms – RubySue Sewing – Seven Stone Jewelry – Swittens – Viveré Designs by Kate – Wild Flower

come again in 2024!

november 16-17, 2024

sat 9am-4pm & sun 10am-1pm

artisan hand-crafted items, unique vendors, spiritware, holiday décor, holiday outdoor planters, hydrangea wreaths, soup & dip mixes

AGAPE Bakery–
Member-Made with Love
(lefse, holiday cookies, breads)

Bargain Room
(games, books, children’s books, puzzles, Christmas décor)

raffle drawings and more!

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PROCEEDS SUPPORT
THREE MISSION EFFORTS:
Disaster Relief, Local & Global Missions

AGAPE Gift Market Team:
Terrie Allen, Eleana Bann, Ruth Bash, Sharon Bergh, Cari Bullemer, Jill Cornell, Melanie DeLuca, Linda Koltes, Jennifer Larson, Resa Larson, Barb Lohmann, Stephanie Maki, Cheryl Miller, Judy Platt-Nelson, Laurann Patterson, Karen Pederson, Jill Pugh, Chris Sweeney, Susan Vickerman, Barb Whitney