Alternative Christmas

The Alternative Christmas Market encourages individuals, families and congregations to look for creative ways of celebrating Christmas that are consistent with Christian tradition -- including gifts of love, friendship, and service that may cost no money at all.

We try to provide our congregation with the opportunity to give Christmas gifts that will bring the true joy of Christmas to the giver and to the recipient, those who are in need. The Alternative Christmas Market is also a great way to teach children about giving—giving that makes a difference in the world. We give choices of local, national, or international charities. 100% of the gift is passed on to the charities chosen.

Gift Choices

Turning Point

Turning Point is a new regional domestic violence shelter in Delaware County. Its mission is to provide safe, secure, temporary shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. This shelter will meet the deep needs of our greater community.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

PDA is deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain—providing spiritual emotional care and long-term recovery to address unmet needs of those impacted. Through your prayerful gifts we draw hope out of the chaos.

Kindway Prison Ministry

Kindway is a local not-for-profit that supports EMBARK, an innovative reentry program that prepares and supports participants to navigate their journey from incarceration to independence. EMBARK’S unique approach provides evidence-based programming prior to their release and critical support as they transition to the Central Ohio community.

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Most people don’t realize the staggering impact hunger has in Central Ohio. Soaring food prices and high unemployment mean too many families go to bed hungry.

Help for Ukrainian Refugees

We have supported a ministry in Romania for the Roma ("gypsy") people for many years. Now, Pastor Florin and his congregation in Romania are ALSO ministering to LOTS of Ukrainian refugees. Help the church in Romania to provide food, medicine, clothing, transportation and more to show God's love and care to the people of Ukraine.

Salem Elementary Blessings in a Box

Help supply Spring Break meals for food-insecure children at Salem Elementary and other school related needs.