First published in the Nov. 26 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church is preparing to host its annual Christmas Market, an event that provides opportunities to purchase gifts that make a difference locally and internationally.
Representatives of local and global organizations will host tables on the church patio on Sundays Dec. 4 and 11, so that people can learn more about their life-changing work. Shoppers can purchase “alternative gifts” such as tools for medics on jungle missions in Burma, meals for the unhoused in Los Angeles, tuition scholarships for students in the developing world, or counseling for moms and children trying to rebuild their lives in Pasadena.
Shoppers receive a card describing the organization they supported that can be given away as a Christmas gift. All gift purchases are considered tax-deductible donations.
People from the community are welcome to stop by the market tables after LCPC’s 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship services (from 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon) on Dec. 4 and 11. An online option is available as well at lacanadapc.org/market. Gifts can be purchased through Dec. 31.
For more information about La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s worship services and other events, including Christmas concerts and holiday volunteer opportunities, visit lacanadapc.org.