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Alternative Gift Market

  • St. Paul's UMC 5501 Main Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)
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Bath & Body Products

  • Sparrow House Botanicals: Hand-crafted bath and body products from clients and former clients from Redeemed Ministries who are survivors of human trafficking.
  • Napantla Life Hand-Crafted Soaps: Soaps infused with scents like Arroz con Leche, Cafe de Olla (Mexican coffee), Chocolate Abuelita (Mexican hot chocolate), Lavender, Peppermint, Patchouli, Frankincense, Lemongrass, and more.

Food for the Holidays

  • Agapé Pastries: Order several varieties of delicious, homemade pies for your Christmas festivities from entrepreneurial bakers.
  • Fe y Esperanza Tamales: Place your order for tamales made by members of the Fe y Esperanza community and available to pick up before Christmas.

Home Goods & Jewelry

  • Bolivian Handicrafts: Scarves, hats, table runners and more created by St. Paul's sister congregation in Bolivia. Special thanks to the Women’s Sewing Ministry.
  • SERRV: Hand-crafted items from around the world: jewelry, accessories, housewares and kitchen items.
  • Carpenter’s WorkshopHand-made wooden Christmas decorations designed by St. Paul’s Youth to raise funds for mission trips.   
  • Light Up a LifeBeaded jewelry and gifts supporting missions in Uganda. 

Local Mission Endeavors

  • Iconoclast: Purchase a copy of They Say: Volume 2 to support poetry and art programs in Houston-area high schools and detention facilities.
  • Manna Bags: Buy a bag to give to someone on the streets who needs basic food and hygiene supplies.
  • Donation Giving Tree: Make a donation to a St. Paul’s mission partner as a gift to honor someone you love. Notecard included.
  • Jerusalem Cross Ornaments: When you purchase an ornament, you also provide one for a Harvey-affected family. You are invited to commit to praying weekly for the family who receives that ornament, using an Advent prayer guide written by the Congregational Care Team.

Other Missions

  • ZOE: Purchase livestock to aide in providing sustainable living for orphans in Africa.


Earlier Event: December 1
Partial Main Street Closing
Later Event: December 3
Youth Carpenter's Workshop