Fair Trade Products

Have you enjoyed Fair Trade coffee, tea, hot chocolate or other products from the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Coffee Project here at Ascension – Pour Justice to the Brim? If so, thank you.

According to LWR, “Fair Trade unites you with the farmers in some of the poorest countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America who labor to fill your cup. That means with every sip you’re sending their children to school, making sure they have clean water, and giving them a steady source of income.” Acting on the belief that “the best way to help people is to help them help themselves,” the LWR Coffee Project works “hand in hand with some of our poorest brothers and sisters to address their problems by tackling the root causes of their poverty.”

In May, 2017, Ascension was recognized as the 25th Fair Trade Congregation in the United States by the national Fair Trade Campaigns organization for our ongoing commitment.

Ascension’s Missions Committee offers LWR/Equal Exchange Fair Trade products periodically throughout the ministry year. If you missed an event, want to place a special order or need to restock your supply contact the church office.

In our Baptism services, the congregation pledges to “help children grow in the Christian faith and life” by teaching them “to care for others and the world God made, and (to) work for justice and peace.” Thank you for teaching by your example.