MARQUETTE - St. Paul's Episcopal Church International Craft Sale and Alternative Gift Market is from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
There will be free light refreshments available. Also at 11 a.m., Saturday, soups and breads made that day for lunch will be sold. Baked goods can be picked up as well. The church's white elephant sale can be perused. This event helps support artisans from around the world and offers the gift of sustainability to individuals and communities. It allows people in poverty-stricken and war-torn areas to receive fair prices for their work.
In addition to handmade gifts from nearly every continent, the sale features alternative gifts that directly give to those who need it in honor of a gift recipient. A card will explain to receivers of the gift that a gift of food, shelter, medicine, education, etc., has been given in their honor.
Funds from all the church's activities are donated to a variety of organizations, including Harbor House, a mission to Haiti, and Little Roses, a ministry in Honduras dedicated to building lives, preparing and equipping once homeless girls to enter and support them in the middle class society.