First United Presbyterian Church

The Alternative, Alternative Market!

Every Christmas season FUPC offers an “Alternative Market.” The Fellowship Hall becomes a place to do your Christmas shopping as nonprofits fill the space with tables. These worthy organizations typically sell a variety of items – ornaments, homemade baked goods, craft items, jewelry, etc. – and anything you purchase goes directly to support those organizations and their missions! Most of our Alternative Market “vendors” also offer tons of information about who they are and what they do.

Members and friends of FUPC love the Alternative Market because they can support important local organizations!

Due to the precautions around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to offer our traditional Alternative Market. So, in this wild year of 2020, please enjoy…

The Alternative, Alternative Market

We are excited to try this online alternative to our annual Alternative Market! Below, please find links to many of the common “vendors” present at the traditional Alternative Market. Using the links below, you can support the organizations you are used to supporting during the Christmas season and discover the information you would normally receive through brochures or pamphlets at the Alternative Market. Some of these organizations are even selling their normal Christmas gifts online!

7hills Homeless Center
7hills develops and implements collaborative, local solutions that foster hope, opportunity, and stability for people experiencing homelessness.
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County
Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.
Peace at Home Family Shelter
Peace at Home Family Shelter provides shelter, services, and support to women, men, and children fleeing domestic violence in Northwest Arkansas. Each year, we work with hundreds of survivors of violence in our community as they work to rebuild their lives.
Vera Lloyd
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services has a mission of sharing Christ’s healing love with children, youth and families in crisis.
Equal Exchange
Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
Hope Cancer Resources
The mission of Hope Cancer Resources is to provide compassionate, professional cancer support and education in the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow.
Heifer International
Heifer International works in 21 countries around the world alongside local farmers and business owners. They support farmers and their communities as they mobilize and envision their futures, provide training so they can improve the quantity and quality of the goods they produce, and connections to market to increase sales and incomes.
Life Styles
Life Styles is a non-profit human services agency helping people with disabilities live full lives integrated into all aspects of community life.
Arkansas Food Bank
The Arkansas Foodbank is the foundation in the fight against hunger. They find pathways to connect people, resources and food to reach those in need, providing dignity, hope and a brighter future for all Arkansans.
Ferncliff’s mission is to create positive change in the world by opening eyes, minds, and hearts to God’s transforming love.
Solar Under the Sun
Believing that Jesus Christ is the Light of the world, the vision of the Solar Under the Sun (SUS)– a ministry of the Synod of the Sun, a governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – is to illumine our fellow human beings with hope and life through solar energy.

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